In a celebration of canine grace and excellence, the 22nd Annual 2023 National Dog Show Presented by Purina witnessed an extraordinary display of talent and poise on Thanksgiving Day. Amidst the fanfare following the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Stache, a remarkable Sealyham Terrier, emerged victorious, claiming the coveted title of Best in Show.
Stache, formerly known as GCHP CH Goods ice Efbe Money Mustache, was the epitome of excellence in dog shows. Hosted by The Kennel Club of Philadelphia, this year’s National Dog Show broadcast on NBC showcased Stache‘s triumph as the pinnacle of the event.
The canine competition saw a thrilling lineup of exceptional dogs from diverse breeds, each winning in their respective groups. Stache, hailing from Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, shares his victory with handler Margery Good, who proudly guided him to success, boasting an unshakable bond forged through dedication and skill.
Before clinching the prestigious Best in Show title, Stache commanded attention by triumphing in the Terrier Group, earning the right to stand alongside winners from the Sporting, Non-Sporting, Toy, Working, Hound, and Herding groups. The showdown presided over by Best in Show judge Carrie Chase, witnessed Stache‘s undeniable allure and showmanship, leading to a unanimous decision in his favor.
Carrie Chase’s appraisal of Stache‘s exceptional qualities – from impeccable breed type to outstanding showmanship – solidified the Sealyham Terrier‘s ascent to the top spot. In a testament to Stache‘s prowess, Pumpkin the Dalmatian secured Reserve Best in Show, emphasizing the stiff competition and exemplary display of canine excellence.
Stache‘s triumph at the 2023 National Dog Show is a crowning achievement in his illustrious career. Before this victory, he held the impressive positions of the #2-ranked Terrier and #12-ranked All-Breed show dog in America. Now boasting 49 Best in Show prizes, Stache‘s unwavering dedication and charm have captured the hearts of millions of animal enthusiasts, drawing an estimated viewership of over 20 million on Thanksgiving Day.
Margery Good, Stache‘s handler, shared her exhilaration, expressing admiration for Stache’s ability to remain composed amidst the hustle and bustle of the competition. She revealed plans for Stache to relish a joyous celebration, surrounded by his six canine companions, basking in the glory of his triumph.
This victory marks a shift in the National Dog Show hierarchy, with Stache ascending to the throne held by Winston the French Bulldog, who clinched the Best in Show prize in 2022.
For those who missed witnessing this grand spectacle, NBC has announced an encore presentation of the two-hour 2023 National Dog Show on Saturday, November 25, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Viewers can also catch the coverage on Peacock, ensuring an opportunity to witness Stache‘s crowning moment of triumph.
Stache‘s victory encapsulates the essence of skill, dedication, and magnificence, solidifying his place as a legend in dog shows and leaving an indelible mark on this year’s Thanksgiving festivities.