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Bayou The Giant Schnauzer Wins Best In Show At The AKC Dog Show

A giant schnauzer named Bayou won Best in Show at the 21st AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin.

Bayou The Giant Schnauzer Wins Best In Show At The AKC Dog Show

The annual dog show, which took place in Orlando, Florida, December 18-19, aired on ABC on January 2, revealing the event's winner to the nation.

Bayou the Giant Schnauzer — show name GCHG CH Lagniappe's From The Mountains To The Bayou — of Port Allen, Louisiana, triumphed over 5,000 other canines to earn the show's top spot. Along with winning the coveted Best in Show title, Bayou also won $50,000.

Beacon the German Wirehaired Pointer of the Sporting Group came in second place at the AKC National Championship, a position known as Reserve Best in Show. Also competing with Bayou and Beacon in the Best in Show Round were Clancy the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen of the Hound Group, Boom the Smooth Fox Terrier of the Terrier Group, Fortune Cookie the Pekingnese of the Toy Group, Thor the Bulldog of the Non-Sporting Group, and JJ the Australian Shepherd of the Herding Group.

Bayou won the Best of Group award for the Sporting Group before being crowned “America's National Champion” in the Best in Show round, according to a release from the AKC.