People.com Lifestyle Pets Ripcord the Doberman Pinscher Wins Best in Show at the Inaugural Beverly Hills Dog Show The 3-year-old beat out more than 1,000 other dogs to win the inaugural year of this Los Angeles dog show By Kelli Bender Kelli Bender Kelli Bender is the Pets Editor for PEOPLE Digital and PEOPLE magazine. She has been with the PEOPLE brand for more than eight years, working as a writer/producer across PEOPLE's Lifestyle, Features, and Entertainment verticals before taking on her current role. Kelli is also an editor on PEOPLE's Stories to Make You Smile and serves as an editorial lead on PEOPLE's World's Cutest Rescue Dog Contest and Pet Product Awards. Before joining PEOPLE, Kelli helped AOL and Whalerock launch a pet lifestyle site called PawNation. She is a pet parent to a cat named Wallace, and her professional and personal devotion to animals has taken her to three dog weddings ... so far. People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 16, 2017 10:10 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: STEVEN DONAHUE/SEE SPOT RUN PHOTOGRAPHY The first Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina has it first winner! Ripcord the Doberman Pinscher won Best in Show at the inaugural event, which filmed recently in L.A. and aired on Easter Sunday. The talented 3-year-old pooch, whose show name is Platinum GCH Fidelis Ripcord DS WAE CGC, is no stranger to winning: Before the West Coast event, Ripcord had 18 Best in Shows titles and more than 100 Best in Breed wins under his belt, er, collar. On Sunday, the Doberman Pinscher and his handler Dylan Kipp beat out more than 1,000 other dogs from upwards of 150 breeds to claim the top prize. Along with Ripcord, the final group included the English Springer Spaniel, Whippet, Wire Fox Terrier, Affenpinscher, Bichon Frise and Pembroke Welsh Corgi. STEVEN DONAHUE/SEE SPOT RUN PHOTOGRAPHY Co-host David Frei said Ripcord stood out for being “an elegant athlete in a tight-fitting wrapper.” STEVEN DONAHUE/SEE SPOT RUN PHOTOGRAPHY This furry sportsman plans to celebrate his big win by doing his two favorite things: dock diving and playing with the human children in his family.