Bloodhounds are “one of the oldest dog breeds that hunt by scent,” according to WKC classifications. A discovery by a trained sleuth can be used in court, the club said.
Here’s how they picked their winner
The show’s selected finalists represent the best of seven different groups of dog breeds: gun dog, toy, non-sporting, herding, sporting, working and terrier.
Here’s who won in each group:
Dog: Trumpet the Bloodhound
Toy: Hollywood the Maltese
Non-Sporting: Winston the French Bulldog
Breeding: German shepherd river
Sporty: Beautiful English Setter
Job: Strike the Samoyed
Terrier: MM the Lakeland
CNN’s AJ Willingham and Zoe Sottile contributed to this report.