Well, the votes have been counted... Hickory, a Scottish Deerhound, has taken Best of Show at the Westminster Dog Show.

Although Hickory was the 6th ranked show dog in the world, her victory was a surprise to many. 

What do you think about this award winning breed?  Kind of an odd looking pooch.  Your comments welcome...  just scroll to bottom of post and tell us if you were as surprised as we were about this year's Top Dog. 

This marks the first time a Scottish Deerhound has grabbed the Top Dog Trophy in Westminster’s 80-year history.

Scottish Deerhounds are a relatively rare breed in the United States.  They resemble Irish Wolfhounds.  After winning the championship, Hickory officially retired from competition.