Day 1 of the 2013 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show wrapped up with a major upset in the herding group. Swagger, an Old English Sheepdog, won Best of Group, beating out flashier breeds like the Puli, the Beauceron and the Canaan Dog. With a bushy head and a dirty beard typical of the breed (trust me, coming from a former owner), Swagger will return to Madison Square Garden on Tuesday to compete for Best in Show.
The Hound, Toy and Non-Sporting groups weren't quite as exciting. An American Foxhound named Pandora's Box started the day with a victory in the Hound group. A poised, sleek-haired breed, the American Foxhound very much fits the mold of a regal dog show breed. In the Toy group, and Affenpinscher named Banana Joe V Tani Kazari was the big winner.
The Non-Sporting group went third. Arguably the show's most diverse group, a Bichon Frises beat out a Standard Poodle to advance to Tuesday's competition for Best in Show. A playful French Bulldog named The Warrior took third, but may have earned the biggest cheers of the night for no other reason than being unbelievably cute.
The Westminster Dog Show will continue Tuesday with the Sporting, Working and Terrier groups preceding Best in Show. The action will run from 8-11 p.m. ET on the USA Network. Live streaming will be available on the official site of the Westminster Kennel Club, where you can also find full results and photos of the top finishers.