The Takeaway's Dog Show

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 07:31 AM

My daughter's dog Benny with my Siamese cats. I felt a bit guilty for placing him here... (Barbara Fullerton)

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show just wrapped up, and announcing the winner of The Takeaway's dog show! More than a hundred listeners sent photos of their dogs via Facebook and email and everyone else got the chance to vote. Now we have a winner: It's a chihuahua named Benny, submitted by Barbara Fullerton.

You can hear WNYC's resident dog expert, Sarah Montague, make some sharp observations about a few of the other contestants.

Robert Chang/Facebook
Aufie (left) and Newton (right)
Kim Ettinger
Schnaappy, in profile
Suzanne Lezell
Pitzy in fall leaves: "A Florida dog's first fall in Chicago"
Barbara Fullerton
My daughter's dog Benny with my Siamese cats. I felt a bit guilty for placing him here...
Ryan Corbaley
Zinedine, a 3 year old Brittany: loves to chew on anything from books to shoes but still manages to melt hearts.
Carol Knight/Facebook
"Etta, my PBGV! (Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen) She loves Thomas, the cat."
René V. Rosengren/Facebook
This is Gatsby, our English Springer Spaniel. He's so handsome, he often stops traffic.
Lauren Helms
Melissa McCarron/Facebook
This is Iris enjoying a romp in the Hudson off the Piermont Pier. She's an Australian Shepherd and a genius!
Carolyn Morse Naun/Facebook
This is Loki - or Loki's nose. He's a lab mix; our current theory is Golden Retriever/Chocolate Lab.
Emre Scarlata/Facebook
This is Lola, our English Mastiff puppy. This photo was taken when she was 11 weeks old.
GW Wolfe/Facebook
Reno and Sue
Eric Weinberg
“Studley." He is a 10 year old English Bulldog, and recently won a Silver Medal at the Sleep Olympics.
Erick Gonzales/Facebook
This is The Duke, a 100lb rescued Chocolate Lab. He's a big ol' puppy with a heart of gold....and a cast iron stomach
Carolyn Meyer/Facebook
"B.B. is our darling girl who is at least 13 years old."
Mark Bernstein/Facebook
"Barkley relaxing on July 4th after enjoying his favorite thing in life: playing frisbee."
Takeaway Web Editor Jim Colgan
'Benny,' currently living with Jim's mum, back in Ireland
WNYC Producer Amy Pearl/Facebook
"This is Cola! Nobody wanted her so I got her and boy am I lucky!"
Joel Shaw
Tiki, a 2-year-old 'Pug-Tzu'
Laura Schair
Laura Schair
Frankie 2
Joan Riley
Our Beagle, "Max," and his Snoopy
Leslie Orgera
Tigger: always enthusiastic!
Leslie Orgera
Skooter: Ready for her closeup
"Classic Jeff"
Rico the St. Bernard as Houndster S. Thompson
Marty and Barbara Morris
"Madi - 14-year-old Yellow Lab. She loved to jump off the front of the boat!
David Lotker
"A Golden Pup."
Donna & Chris Lally
Sofie, the dapple dachshund
Starla Cross
JuJuBee (on right)
Kyle Elizabeth Freeman
Arlo, a six and half year old mix-master dance DJ.
Miles Garrett
Jiggy and Bobama
Natasha Delahunt
Zoey wandered onto our doorstep a few years ago and life hasn't been the same since!
Arthur Windsor
This is Tessie. Growing & chewing & very hyper is this Toy Fox Terrier.
Delores Flanagan
Her name is Stormy!
Annabel Schlossberg
Parker, the sweetest Great Dane in Brooklyn!
Bob Dorer
Lucy - when we first met - we are now best friends!
Bob Dorer
Sam (aka Sad Sam of Synder (as in Buffalo NY) - although he is gone he had a good life!
Bob Dorer
Emily - 'boy am I happy with my old leather soccer ball!'
Christy Wolfe
Stanley and his pig.
Donna Mitchell MacKinney
Frederick here - frazzled after a long walk at camp.
Marilou Carlin
Her name is Bunny Valentine and we're told she's a "red nose pit bull."
Maura Campbell
Our very own Hannibal Lecter in his basket muzzle aka Scooter my 11 year old Jack Russell Terrierist.
Billy Lopez
This is Job. He is great.
Colleen Parker
Mickey: born deaf and visually impaired, then left on the side of the road. He is a White Australian Shepherd.
Ana Quinones
Savi "Beach Bum" Quinones
Carmen Cothern
This is Princess working her sweet and innocent look.
Ann Phi-Wendt, Director, PRI Interactive
This is Lobo, a bassett hound. To those on the East Coast digging out of the snow, Lobo says "I feel your pain."
Michelle Salzman
This is Winston, a French bulldog. He loves sleeping, belly rubs, chewing on toy ropes, and (lovingly) sneezing in your face.
Demaris M Czerwinski Perry
This is Fido! a smooth haired Border Collie that loves frisbee, ball and walks to the park. Isn't he handsome!
Eric Walby
This is Mr. T, our Bassador! He is sweeter than pie, and an absolute play monster at the dog park. He was rescued from a kill shelter in SC.
Keri Boone
This is Luci, a Jack Russell mix, getting her paws checked at the dog park.
Lori Schafer
Our Chow Chow Jeric taken on the snowy day we had February 10th. He is nine years old and a big ball of fluff and love.
James Beals
This is Cody, our Chesapeake Bay Retriever, on a bad day.
Siobhan M. Knox
Meet Addison and her brother Jasper. They think we should move to DC for the weather.
Anna Byers
This is Milo. He's our 10 year old poodle who still acts like a puppy.
Kristina Ethel Webb
This is Patrick. He is a chubby, fluffy, goofy-as-heck lab/rottweiler mix.
Kristina Ethel Webb
This is my beautiful pointer, Jenny. Likes: fresh pigeon and being wrapped in housecoats.
Bruce Dean
Mr. Bean started out as "Beanie Baby." In this photo, he patiently awaits the "swearing-in" ceremony at Bagg Hall.
Dan Malia Smith
It was fate, after the cancer death of our last dog, we had wanted to name the next Lola -- and she already was Lola!
Sara Haase
This is Miles. I rescued him in Colorado. He's a bit of a flower child.
Nina Lawrence
Here's our Harry Houdini Pinky Wiggles Belafonte--aka Harry, our Prince and Valentine!
Xan Williams
Zeus, our American Bulldog at about 6 months...he's 9 months now and the sweetest dog in the world!
Dorri Olds
Meet my little Buddy James, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. He lives in New York City. He has a ton of fans!
Terri Cortvriend
Jacques the Portuguese Water Dog. He is a boatyard dog has a bit of reputation for stealing lunches.
Tracy Rudzitis
James Beals
This is G'Kar. My 10 year old Chesapeake Bay retriever, at Lake Michigan.
Keris Salmon
Meet Ollie the flying dachsund.
Sarah Lekics
This is my Mini Shanuzer, Monty
Ellis Albright
My girlfriend's chihuahua, Ruby Claire, at 10 months old.
Edward Grupsmith
Roger the Chesapeake Retriever
Jeff Loeser
This is Murray, the WonderPoodle.
Louise Grindrod
Maude is a rescue mutt (a term of endearment in this house) from West Virginia.
A listener sends this photo of Mack
Noosh Moini
This is Baci. I rescued him from an abusive puppy mill when he was only 4 months.
Garry sends this photo of Karenin (owned by Oz Garcia).
meet Stanley - an english pointer with LOTS of personality and a little charm
James J. Gormley
4-year-old Cairn Terrier, Pepe, sitting on my lap. He is super curious and sweet with all humans,
Colleen Brooks
I was feeding Honey tots when I heard you say, "Up next are we obsessed with our pets?" and I said heck no.
Mark Grassini
Mark Grassini
Annie is a rescued English Pointer from Fort Lauderdale. She is a cuddly love dog and enjoys hunting all smaller forms of wildlife.
Here's Calvin!
Olive from Dave in Denver, Col.
Bruiser and Tank
This is my dog PeeWee. He's a mutt and the greatest dog on the planet. Probably a chihuahua/terrier mix.
Please meet "Bella" a 3 year old Golden Retriever. She is certainly our best in show!
This is Evie, my chow-mix rescue dog, wearing a wildflower garland made for her by her aunt Amy
Eliza was bred to be a guide dog. Well, that didn't work out. Now she's my most darling girl.
my gentle giant, Adirondack. He is a loving companion who happens to be a Shiloh Shepherd. He will be 2 years old on March 23. He was born on Easter Sunday 2008.
Royal Dog of the Inca Kings
"This is my Great Pyrenees Leo. He is a rescue that was dumped at a vet clinic when the person who bought him was told to get rid of him because he was going to get too big.
Maggie, master of the ring
Here is Maggie, my 9-year-old rescued corgi mix. Pure doggie joy!
I would love to enter my dog, Baci, a 5 year-old brussels griffon who I rescued from an abusive puppy mill when he was just 4 months old
Skookum and Roxie, our sweet pound puppies
Odie Roscoe (with Michael Connor)
The picture is from the day we rescued Buster-November 4, 2008--a most important day in our lives for two reasons. Buster was born in Galveston and was sent north after hurricane Ike.
Winston - our rescued 3 legged Weimaraner
Monica Uribe
our dog has his own FaceBook page friend him at: Kobeisthebestdog
Takeaway Producer Jen Poyant
Abigail, seen here paw-shaking


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Comments [43]

sara radtke from denver , co.

#1 most definitely the best Damn dogs in the world..nothing beats a Frenchie , American , or English bulldog. I know they are precious and SMARY. BEST DOGS I EVER HAD WEE FRENCHIES. DO THESE BREED ?

Jan. 31 2015 07:52 AM

What kind of dog is Benny??? I had a mixed breed who looked exactly like this baby, only he was a multitude of colors!

Feb. 02 2012 03:45 AM


Feb. 24 2010 10:58 AM


Feb. 17 2010 03:31 PM
Connie Klein from Norwood

Barbara and Bethany:
Words cannot express... You must be so proud. I know how hard you worked to achieve this long sought after goal. Benny deserves his rest. congrats.

Feb. 17 2010 09:55 AM

Hey that dog, I saw it on a wanted posted for most beautiful dog!
We are so proud of go girl!!!

Feb. 17 2010 09:24 AM

I'm with you jmanz6...I'd love to know if anyone thought my Zeus (#65) was worthy of Best In Show. Of course I do, but I followed the rules and voted for someone else's pup--Sam the Bassett Hound #38 :-)

Feb. 17 2010 09:05 AM
Karen from Roslyn, NY

Loved look at all the adorable dogs especially after watching the Westminster Dog Show last night. I especially loved how many photos are of rescue dogs.
Now I want to adopt a dog.

Feb. 17 2010 09:03 AM
jmanz6 from Metro Detroit, MI

Is there a way we can see the number of votes each dog received? I am interested to see how many - if any - my boy Leo got.

Feb. 17 2010 08:35 AM
Hannah Volnta


I think I'd have to go with 47......

Is it a boy or a girl?

Hmmm..... That's alright, anyways I vote #47.

Feb. 16 2010 10:39 PM


everyone best be voting for that dog cuz she is the cutest chihuahua eveeeeeerrrr!!!!

Vote 47!

VOTE 47!!!!!

Voooooooooote 47 PLEASE!!!!

Feb. 16 2010 10:35 PM

Magnificent example of a beautiful companion.

Feb. 16 2010 09:07 PM

number 103 all dayy @@ flordiaa !! lets go winny !!!!
jyotii .!

Feb. 16 2010 07:41 PM
Fran from Charleston, WV

What a wonderful way to help send away the winter blues. All of the dogs were lovely to look at.

Feb. 16 2010 05:59 PM
Laurie Kennedy from Troy, New York

What a great photo of my son and his uncles dog (#101) they are both cuties.

Feb. 16 2010 02:42 PM

# 93 Dac.. a gentle beauty

Feb. 16 2010 01:46 PM
Paul Sybert from eNDICOTT, ny

dog #93

Feb. 16 2010 01:38 PM
Starla Cross

Vote for JuJuBee #30!!!!

Feb. 16 2010 01:35 PM
Deirdre from Chicago, IL

Benny!!! #18 He's the best in show (of course)

Feb. 16 2010 01:26 PM
petrilli from brooklyn

I nominate The Take Away for a dog show award.

Such rapid-fire, breathless yapping. You guys are trying way too hard. I'll stream Amy Goodman from now on, thanks. I hear "the kids" like her too.

Feb. 16 2010 01:26 PM

You have to love Jamie, #94, the Royal Dog of Inca Kings!

Feb. 16 2010 01:24 PM

Dack (#93) is a gentle giant - big but warm hearted as dogs can be.

Feb. 16 2010 01:16 PM
Karen from Idaho

That #57 Poodle loks like he is layghing! Captures the personality of poodles, I think!

Feb. 16 2010 01:00 PM

Dac is a beautiful and loving dog.

Feb. 16 2010 12:46 PM
Angie from New York City

Gotta love that Dac #93 - what a looker!

Feb. 16 2010 12:37 PM
Mel from NYC

Dac is quite a beauty!

Feb. 16 2010 12:25 PM
Bonnie from Wash DC

# 93 - Dack is a handsome fellow with good manners to boot. Go Dack!

Feb. 16 2010 12:16 PM

Adirondack, dog number 93, is a terrific example of a Shiloh Shepherd. Go Dack

Feb. 16 2010 11:49 AM
Ela from Michigan

That Princess (# 47) is so cute......but maybe I'm just a proud Aunt.

Feb. 16 2010 10:41 AM
brent cross from OKLAHOMA CITY


Feb. 16 2010 10:37 AM

Hi! I sent photos of my dogs Cosby and Katie last Friday at 8:46am via email and they are not listed.

Feb. 16 2010 09:35 AM

Please keep Baci's picture as number 77 and count his votes that he got for 99, he is repeated in the series of pics.


These dogs are ALL adorable and sweet and I am sure they have such loving owners to show them off on here, thanks for the great idea.

Dont forget to watch the westminster show tonight!! East coasters, there is a longer broadcast of the show on CNBC. So excited !!

Feb. 15 2010 07:17 PM
kami from calabasas ca

#77 is best

Feb. 15 2010 06:53 PM
Beth, Josh, Spencer from Aliso Viejo, CA

We love Benny! He is the best! Vote for Benny!

Feb. 15 2010 06:23 PM
Alan Gettis

Go Benny!!!

Feb. 15 2010 05:52 PM
Gina Stendardo from NYC

Hi! Love the Dog Show! I posted a pic of my JRT Tobias Valentine on FB but i do not see him here. I'm so sad! Also, you repeated #77 and #99!! Please post Tobi's pic!!

Feb. 15 2010 03:45 PM
Paul Mc Clure from NYC

Would love to see the actual photo I sent of Odie, Odie Roscoe, it would be a better photo for those to judge...Paul M

Feb. 15 2010 12:51 PM

Hi Deborah -- We took submissions via Facebook or email.

Feb. 15 2010 11:22 AM
paul Mc Clure from New York City

Jennie the pointer should meet Odie Roscoe.
He loves pigeons as well
Paul and Odie Roscoe in NYC

Feb. 15 2010 10:04 AM

Sent 2 photos for dog pictures but none have been posted. Any reason?

Feb. 15 2010 09:46 AM
Melanie Coronetz from Manhattan

Both wrong -- It's the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Few get it right, so don't feel bad.

Feb. 15 2010 09:31 AM
deborah from detroit metro

I can't find any explanation of how to send in our dog picture. I'm sure it isn't snail-mail. There must be somewhere to upload but it is not jumping out at me. Help quick!

Feb. 15 2010 09:10 AM
Claire Trotter from Broomfield, CO

I believe I just heard Celeste refer to the big dog show as the Westminister Dog Show - Ouch! It's Westminster, not like a preacher. I live near Westminster, Colorado and hear this mistake quite often - always drives me crazy. I apologize if I'm wrong and Celeste did pronounce it correctly.
Thank you!

Feb. 15 2010 09:03 AM

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