WITH the popular dog show back for the 145th edition, let’s take a look back at last year’s winner.

The Westminster Dog Show is the second oldest sporting event in the United States.

Siba the Standard Poodle won Best in Show in 2020

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Siba the Standard Poodle won Best in Show in 2020Credit: Getty

Which dog was crowned the winner of the 2020 Westminster Dog Show?

Siba the Standard Poodle won Best in Show at the 2020 Westminster Dog Show.

Siba’s win at the 144th edition of the Westminster Kennel Club’s annual competition dethroned King the Wire Fox Terrier who had won the previous year.

The three-year-old poodle’s full entry name is GCHP CH Stone Run Afternoon Tea.

Siba is the fifth Standard Poodle to ever win the silver trophy and the first since 1991.

Siba the poodle is owned by Connie S. Unger and William Lee of Northampton County, Pa.

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Siba the poodle is owned by Connie S. Unger and William Lee of Northampton County, Pa.Credit: Getty

When is the next Westminster Dog Show?

The 2021 Westminster Dog Show will take place the weekend of Friday, June 11 to Sunday, June 13.

The show kicks off with an agility competition on Friday, followed by weekend events including the traditional breed judging that leads to the Best in Show title.

The competition was pushed back from it’s usual February date to June because of the pandemic.

Siba defeated more than 2,600 dogs from 204 breeds during the three days of competition

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Siba defeated more than 2,600 dogs from 204 breeds during the three days of competitionCredit: Getty

The Best in Show competition will begin at 8pm EST on Fox.

Due to covid restrictions, the 145th competition will be held outdoors. at Lyndhurst Mansion, an historic estate 25 miles north of New York City in beautiful Tarrytown, New York.

What is the Westminster dog show?

The Westminster dog show is an all-breed show that has been hosted annually in New York City since 1877.

The first telecast of Westminster was in 1948.

Dogs competing in the show are required to be on display in their assigned locations during the entire event – except when shown in the ring, groomed for showtime, or taken outside for elimination.

This type of presentation allows spectators and breeders alike to have an opportunity of seeing all the entered dogs.

The Best in Show is the highest award given at dog shows but does not have a cash prize.

Since 2020, the show has been televised by the Fox Sports network.

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