The road to achieving best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog show first requires a pooch to be named best of breed. Those dogs then compete in seven groups - hound, toy, non-sporting, herding, sporting, working and terrier. The seven dogs judged to be the best specimens from each group then compete against each other for best in show recognition.
Here are the winners of each group for 2010:
Ch. Starline's Chanel, a whippet
Ch. Smash JP Moon Walk, a poodle
Ch. Robobull Fabelhaft Im On Fire, a French bulldog
Ch. Cordmaker Field Of Dreams, a puli
Ch. Willowick Talltean, a Brittany
Ch. Allure Blazing Star Alisaton, a Doberman pinscher
Ch. Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot, a Scottish terrier
A complete list of Westminster winners for each breed recognized by the American Kennel Club can be found at http://www.westminsterkennelclub.org/2010/results/breed/index2.html.