Meet Charlie the Skye Terrier, winner of the National Dog Show
The National Dog Show has become just about as important to Thanksgiving as turkey and pie. After the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is over, pretty much everyone in America tunes in to watch a bunch of adorable dogs compete for the top prize, Best In Show. It even had its own hashtag this year —#dogthanking, which Purina launched as a way to not only promote the dog show and raise money for important canine health causes, but also for social media users to show their gratitude for their faithful, furry friends. (Do we spy a new Thanksgiving Twitter tradition? Yes, I believe we do. And it gives us heart eyes. More doggy tweets, please!)
But let’s get to the exciting part! Who was named top dog? We need to know. The big winner this year was a Skye Terrier named Charlie. And guys, he’s the perfect pick for the canine king of Thanksgiving because he’s all kinds of adorable. I mean, look at him…
That hair! Those ears! Stop it right now, Charlie. We can’t handle this level of cute while we’re still recovering from our pie hangover. We just can’t. Charlie’s full name is GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie (because a fancy dog deserves a fancy name, obviously), and he’s no stranger to the dog show circuit. Earlier this year, he was the reserve winner (which basically means first runner up) at the famous Westminster Kennel Club dog show. As of yesterday, he’s got 79 Best in Show titles. So bow down to this gorgeous little guy. He’s a rock star. Just check out his moves!
If you’ve never heard of a Skye Terrier before, it’s probably because they’re not super common. The UK’s Kennel Club even says it’s “one of the most endangered native dog breeds in the United Kingdom.” The breed comes from Scotland’s Isle of Skye, where it originally hunted fox and otters on the island’s rocky shores. Now, they mainly spend their time providing great company and looking adorable. We’re guessing Charlie would be the perfect date for cuddling and binge-watching Outlander. Just a hunch.
After his big win, the National Dog Show sent out a congratulatory tweet calling Charlie “perfect in every way.” We couldn’t agree more!
[Images via Twitter.]