Falling in love with Miss P, the Westminster Dog Show's big winner
There’s a new top dog in town, and we cannot get enough of her cuteness. A beagle by the name of Miss P (full name: Ch Tashtins Looking for Trouble) took home the top prize — Best in Show — at the 139th Westminster Dog Show last night and we couldn’t be more excited about her win. Miss P is an absolute gem. Side note: now that we, and the rest of the world, have fallen for Miss P we’d be very interested in knowing if she’s available for doggie meet and greets, because we seriously want to play with her. That is, if she can find time in her busy winner’s schedule for us.
Miss P was a bit of a surprise winner. Many spectators had their money on the crowd favorite an Old English sheepdog named Swagger. But Miss P beat out Swagger as well as some other pretty serious doggie competition including Rocket (owned by magazine heiress, Patty Hearst) and Matisse, who’s a cousin of Bo and Sunny (who are President Obama’s dogs, if you’re not on a first-name dog basis). Miss P, who is a happy little 4 year old, is now only the second beagle in the history of the show to win the top prize. In even more interesting beagle-y news, she is the grandniece of Uno the only other beagle to win best in show back in 2008.
So what does the winning dog do now? According to the Associated Press she has “appearances on morning TV shows, a meeting with Donald Trump, lunch at prominent Manhattan restaurant Sardi’s and a walk-on part in the Broadway hit musical Kinky Boots.” Man, it’s a lot of work to be a Top Dog. After all this hoopla is over Miss P will be hanging up the ribbons and going into mama dog duty — stay tuned for adorable Miss P puppies.
Apparently judges at the Westminster Dog Show are famous for not revealing their reasonings for specific winners, but The New York Times mentioned that the judges loved Miss P’s “wonderful type” and her “wonderful head.” She’s also just about as close to beagle perfect as you can get.
Now let’s get down to the real important business, which is looking at pictures of Miss P. Because really all we want to do is look at pictures of dogs all day.
Miss P, you’re fabulous. Never change.