These Dog Breeds May Be Popular In American Households, But They Have Never Won The World’s Greatest Dog Show

French Bulldogs

French bulldogs are the fourth most popular dog breed in the United States and even made their debut at Westminster back in 1897. Still, the breed has only won once– and it was only for Best of Group in 2010.

Apparently, their easygoing nature has not yet been enough to impress the judges.

Shih Tzus

Shih Tzus have a rich history as being pets of royalty during the Tang Dynasty and Ming Dynasty over one thousand years ago. Nonetheless, these pampered pups have not yet claimed the big crown.

Instead, they have won Best of Group a total of five times since 1969. And while Shih Tzus have come close to winning Best in Show, they are often beaten out by the Pekingese and Toy Poodle.


Do big things come in tiny packages? Chihuahuas suggest they do. These little dogs often have personalities that pack a punch. But, they have not yet won over the crowd at Madison Square Garden.

Since making their Westminster debut in 1904, the pop culture icon breed has only once won Best of Group.

More Breeds That Have “Missed The Mark”

Golden Retrievers, another American household favorite, have only won Best of Group once back in 2006– never taking the title of Best in Show. Rottweilers, Great Danes, Miniature Schnauzers, Australian Shepherds, and Dalmatians have also yet to steal the crown.

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