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Let’s Look At Some Beautiful Dogs

2:02 PM EDT on June 23, 2022

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The Westminster Dog Show wrapped up last night, with Trumpet the bloodhound claiming Best in Show. He's so big, he looks like he could tackle me with one gentle paw swipe. His owner says he's just your "everyday dog," and he likes to dig holes!

Trumpet is the first bloodhound to ever win Best in Show, and he beat out a French Bulldog, a German Shepherd, a Maltese, an English Setter, a Samoyed, and a Lakeland Terrier. I cannot find Trumpet's stats online, but I need to know how much he weighs (American Kennel Club says 90-110 pounds for males).

Winston, the French Bulldog who came in second place, has an NFL connection. One of his owners is newly signed Los Angeles Chargers defensive lineman Morgan Fox. Fox's grandmother, Sandy Fox, has bred and shown French Bulldogs for years.

Winston just looks like an NFL dog. Absolute unit. No neck, and look at those shoulders!

I have no idea how these judges pick a winner, because all these dogs are the best. Let's take a look at some of the other good boys and girls.

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TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK - JUNE 22: A Neapolitan Mastiff competes Working group judging event during the annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show at the Lyndhurst Estate on June 21, 2022 in Tarrytown, New York. The 146th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog show will feature over 3,500 dogs with over 200 breeds competing in three different competitions. The Best in Show dog will be announced at the conclusion of the event on Wednesday night. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

This is a Neopolitan Mastiff. Look at those wrinkles ripple in the wind! The American Kennel Club website rates this breed's "drooling level" as "always have a towel." This ancient Italian breed is the same kind of dog who played Fang in Harry Potter.

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TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK - JUNE 22: An English Setter is hugged after being named the winner in the Sporting group judging event during the annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show at the Lyndhurst Estate on June 21, 2022 in Tarrytown, New York. The 146th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog show will feature over 3,500 dogs with over 200 breeds competing in three different competitions. The Best in Show dog will be announced at the conclusion of the event on Wednesday night. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

This is Belle the English Setter, hugging her owner after winning the Sporting group title. So cute!

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Bulldogs in the ring during the (Toy, Terrier and Non-Sporting) Breed Judging at the 146th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at the Lyndhurst Mansion, New York, on June 21, 2022. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)

What a bunch of satisfyingly stocky bulldogs.

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Miniature American Shepherds pose for photos during the (Hound and Herding) Breed Judging at the 146th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at the Lyndhurst Mansion, New York, on June 20, 2022. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)

Selfie time! I love the scenery here. The Westminster Dog Show used to be held at Madison Square Garden, but moved to the Lyndhurst estate in Tarrytown, N.Y. last year and this year because of the pandemic. I hope they stay there because the photos are fabulous.

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Bean, a Sussex Spaniel, poses for photographers at Hudson Yards during the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Press Preview on June 16, 2022, in New York. - The 146th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will take place June 18, 20-22 at the Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, New York. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)

I love this paparazzi shot and I'm amazed by this Sussex Spaniel's perfect pose.

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Wattson, a Kromfohrlander, runs the Agility Course during the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Press Preview June 16, 2022 at Hudson Yards in New York. - The 146th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will take place June 18, 20-22 at the Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, New York. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)

This is Wattson the Kromfohrlander, leaping through the agility course. I did not know what a Kromfohrlander was before researching the breed for this, and now I want one. The AKC says these dogs always have a smile and a "sneeze to greet you" and often live to 17 or 18 years old. The perfect best friend.

Folks, let's give it up for all these cool dogs.

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