German Shorthaired Pointer Wins Best in Show

Upland hunter is a rare win for sporting dogs

Outdoor Life Online Editor

No doubt, sportsmen across the nation were anxiously awaiting the results of the Westminster Dog Show's Best in Show last night. Okay, so maybe it didn't carry the anticipation of opening day, but upland hunters can be proud that a German Shorthaired Pointer, named Ch Kan-Point's VJK Autumn Roses, Carlee for short, took top honors.

Carlee is only the second Shorthaired Pointer to win the dog show in its 129-year history. It's a rare day for a sporting group entry to win it all. However, the most popular breeds for pets are in this group, including labs and golden retrievers. An interesting fact, a golden retriever has never won the group, let alone Best in Show.

Though Carlee is a champion show dog, she doesn't field trial. According to one of her owners, some of her siblings do, and have won those competitions as well. Take note upland hunters; this is one potent gene pool.