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Trumpet the Bloodhound became the first of its kind to win the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, making history with the prestigious award on Wednesday night.

Westminster Kennel Club communications director Gail Miller Bisher and Trumpet owner Heather Helmer joined the “Fox & Friends” team in FOX Square to celebrate Trumpet’s historic victory.

“The Bloodhounds have been in Westminster since 1878, and so for it to take this long is a long time,” Bisher told the ‘Fox & Friends’ co-hosts. “But he was gorgeous last night. He was really floating around the ring. He’s in great shape. His muscle tone, his skin… he’s just in great shape.”


“The wrinkles on the head in the face are very important and thoughtful…but it really serves a purpose,” she continued. “It’s about collecting and maintaining that scent when trolling, so that’s a very important aspect for the breed, and the judge was looking for that last night.”

Trumpet, a Bloodhound poses for photos after winning Best in Show at the 146th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 in Tarrytown, NY
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Trumpet is the first sleuth to win “Best in Show”, ultimately winning the 146th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show in Tarrytown, New York on Wednesday evening.

“I was both shocked and excited,” Helmer said. “Anyone could have gone home with that award.”


Helmer dispelled some common bloodhound stereotypes, saying they are great family dogs, love their space and are “anything but” lazy.

Westminster Dog Show 2022: Trumpet becomes first bloodhound to win ‘Best in Show’

“They’re great with kids, they’re very loyal dogs, but they need space,” Helmer said.

She does not yet know where she will place Trumpet’s historic trophy.

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is now available to stream on Fox Nation.

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