Your Dog Breed's Chances to Win  

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Here's a great article that I thought I would pass on...hope you find it interesting! –Kim

See the Odds Your Favorite Breed has of Winning Westminster

Forty-eight of the top 50 show dogs competed recently at the 134 annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Several sources rank the dogs. We'll list two today.

First off, what does Vegas say? For the fourth year, Wynn Casino has posted odds. There's no wagering, and it's by breed – not on individual dogs, which some news sources are erroneously reporting. Don't believe them!

The top 10:

  1. Scottish Terrier (8/1) (Is Scottie Sadie the best?)
  2. Doberman Pinscher (14/1)
  3. Golden Retriever (15/1)
  4. Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen (16/1) and Puli (16/1)
  5. (tie at 4)
  6. Toy Poodle (18/1)
  7. Boxer (22/1)
  8. Bulldog (25/1)
  9. Fox Terrier (smooth, 28/1)
  10. Pointer (German wirehaired, 30/1).

The complete list (PDF) is here. The Labrador Retriever, the most popular dog in the USA based on numbered of registered dogs, is 15th (55/1).

Come back later for input from a higher authority on these dogs. Check out the video above with David Frei, who explains why some breeds may be favored, and read the Q&A with the Westminster co-host here.

You also have the chance to vote here for your favorite breed out of the American Kennel Club's top 10 list for this year. Or if, like many of us, you're more for mutts than dogs named Muffy, check out our rescue stories – many from your fellow readers.

©2010 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Co. Inc.

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