NEW YORK — Siba the Standard Poodle was named Best in Show at the 144th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, putting the Standard Poodle into elite company as one of only four breeds with five or more wins in the annual competition.
Siba is the 12th dog from the non-sporting group to win Best in Show and the first since 2018, when Flynn the Bichon Frise took home the honor. Non-sporting dogs have the fourth-most wins of any group, trailing the terrier, sporting and working groups.
This is fifth win overall for the Standard Poodle and the first since 1991. The Standard breed also won in 1935, 1958 and 1973.
“She’s just a great dog,” said Siba’s co-owner, Connie S. Unger. “She loves the showing, she’s in her element when she’s being shown. She’s really an all-around great dog.”