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French Bulldog Wins National Dog Show in 2022

Published By Dogwood Hills French Bulldogs on 12-14-2022

This year was a year of firsts at the National Dog Show. The annual event, which has aired after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for 21 years, had a total of 196 breeds out of a potential 210 compete. That’s the most ever! And out of that crowded field, one stood out above the rest, a beautiful French Bulldog named Winston that took home the Best in Show Award!

About Award-Winning French Bulldog Winston

Winston’s full competition name is GCHP Fox Canyon’s I Won The War at Goldshield. But since that’s a bit of a mouthful, most people know the charming and charismatic Frenchie by the name Winston. According to, Winston has racked up an impressive 78 Best-in-Show wins in various competitions in his career. His championship at this year's National Dog Show broke history as he is the first French Bulldog ever to win.


Winston’s win is representative of the massive upswing in popularity Frenchies have earned across the board in recent years, becoming the second most popular breed in America!


Winston was born in Oklahoma and raised and trained in a cooperative effort between Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Morgan Fox and his breeder. His trainer, Perry Pason, handles Winston at his competitions. 

Rules for Winning the National Dog Show

According to the National Dog Show website, here’s how judging works:


The judges examine the dogs and place them according to how closely each dog compares with the judge’s mental image of the perfect dog as described in the breed’s official standard. The main consideration is the dog’s conformation or overall appearance, temperament and structure. The judges are looking for characteristics that allow the dog to perform the function for which his or her breed was bred.


To win the ultimate title at the National Dog Show, a dog must begin its career by competing against other dogs of the same breed and sex, ultimately gaining enough points to enter the National Dog Show. Once in the show, a dog must edge out others in its breed to win best in breed. Later the dog will finally compete against the best dog from each of several categories, including Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting, and Herding.

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