Match shows, like this one in 2017, are increasingly rare.
Photo by Julie Mueller.
Multi-BIS Ch. Frazer's Parade Meister, one of Joe's earliest BIS Boxers in 1957. Bred and owned by Eugene Frazer of Nashville.
Betty with BIS Ch. Vin-Melca's Before Dawn on Carmel Beach in 1982.
The author congratulates Best in Show-winning breeder-owner-handler David Fitzpatrick. Photo by Christina Frausini, courtesy Westminster Kennel Club.
Top-ranked dogs are pre-invited to Westminster. For everyone else, it's the luck of the draw.
Dorothy MacDonald awarding Best in Show at Westminster 2001 to the Bichon Frise Ch. Special Times Just Right.