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Who will win the Westminster dog show? Check these predictions

The Portuguese Water Dog has the best odds to win

More than 3,000 dogs are about to compete in the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Monday and Tuesday at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

What dog has the best chance to win? Ask Johnny Avello.

The director of race and sports operations at Wynn Las Vegas handicaps the grand dog show, the second oldest continuously running sporting event, for entertainment purposes only.

If you happen to be in an office pool or want to amaze your friends with your predictions, Avello's odds can help.

Last year, Wire Fox Terrier GCH Afterall Painting The Sky, who goes by Sky, won the Best in Show trophy. Avello gives that same breed of dog 250 to 1 odds of winning this year.

Westminster brings 192 breeds and varieties with 58 Golden Retrievers, 56 Labrador Retrievers, 43 Australian Shepherds, 41 French Bulldogs and more competing for Best in Show. Only one White Bull Terrier and one Norwegian Lundehund entered.

Two first-time breeds are recognized this year — Coton de Tulears in the Non-Sporting Group and Wirehaired Vizslas in the Sporting Group.

Monday’s telecast starts with the Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding groups. The show competition ends on Tuesday with Sporting, Working and Terrier groups, as well as Best In Show.

Here, the odds, in no particular order.

Portuguese Water Dog 4 to 1
Bearded Collie 150 to 1
Basset Hound 150 to 1
Old English Sheepdog 6 to 1
Mastiff 150 to 1
Skye Terrier 8 to 1
Border Terrier 150 to 1
Bloodhound 10 to 1
Spaniel (Field) 160 to 1
Poodle (Standard) 11 to 1
English Toy Spaniel (King Charles and Ruby) 160 to 1
Brittany 12 to 1
Norfolk Terrier 175 to 1
Pomeranian 14 to 1
Spaniel (Clumber)   175 to 1
Beagle, Over 13 Inch 15 to 1
Brussels Griffon 175 to 1
Welsh Terrier 16 to 1
Weimaraner 175 to 1
Setter (English) 18 to 1
Bulldog 200 to 1
Chihuahua (Smooth Coat) 20 to 1
Shetland Sheepdog 200 to 1
Spaniel (English Springer) 22 to 1
Rhodesian Ridgeback 200 to 1
Akita 25 to 1
Newfoundland 200 to 1
Afghan Hound 28 to 1
Affenpinscher 200 to 1
Shih Tzu 30 to 1
Chinese Crested 200 to 1
Puli 35 to 1
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen 225 to 1
Spaniel (Cocker) Black 40 to 1
Dandie Dinmont Terrier 225 to 1
Papillon 45 to 1
Siberian Husky 225 to 1
Keeshond 50 to 1
Australian Shepherd 225 to 1
Samoyed 50 to 1
Otterhound 250 to 1
Chinese Shar-Pei 55 to 1
Airedale Terrier 250 to 1
Whippet 60 to 1
Dalmatian 250 to 1
Bichons Frise 60 to 1
Fox Terrier (Wire) 250 to 1
Pug  65 to 1
Pembroke Welsh Corgi 250 to 1
Retriever (Golden)  65 to 1
Poodle (Toy) 250 to 1
Boxer 70 to 1
Leonberger 275 to 1
Doberman Pinscher 70 to 1
Toy Fox Terrier 275 to 1
German Shepherd Dog 75 to 1
Miniature Schnauzer 300 to 1
Cardigan Welsh Corgi 75 to 1
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 300 to 1
Cairn Terrier 80 to 1
Briard  300 to 1
Setter (Irish) 85 to 1
Miniature Bull Terrier 300 to 1
Miniature Pinscher 100 to 1
Alaskan Malamute 350 to 1
Scottish Terrier 100 to 1
West Highland White Terrier 350 to 1
Fox Terrier (Smooth) 110 to 1
Tibetan Spaniel 400 to 1
Rottweiler 110 to 1
Boston Terrier 400 to 1
Xoloitzuintli 125 to 1
French Bulldog 400 to 1
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog 125 to 1
Staffordshire Bull Terrier 500 to 1
Pekingese 125 to 1
Collie (Smooth) 500 to 1
Bouviers Des Flandres 125 to 1
Field (All Others) 100 to 1

 

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