Definition of best of breed in English:

best of breed


  • 1The animal in a show judged to be the best representative of its breed.

    • ‘He is hotly tipped to be named as best in breed in the north of England by the end of the summer season next month.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, Joe's career as a dog trainer had really taken off when our dog Max won best of breed at the Westminster Dog Show in New York.’
    • ‘Tender loving care has saved the show career of Luna who won ' best of breed ' for the third year running at Crufts.’
    • ‘The Neapolitan Mastiff that won best of breed at Crufts in 1994 was later discovered to have had plastic surgery.’
    • ‘Just two years later she surprised everyone by winning one of the top honours in the show best of breed.’
    • ‘That rabbit won best of breed that day.’
    • ‘"He is only a puppy so I hope he can win best of breed in the next few years."’
    • ‘Arthur took best of breed today.’
    • ‘The documentary claimed dogs suffering from genetic illness were not prevented from competing in dog shows and had gone on to win best in breed despite their poor health.’
    • ‘Dog breeders Gary and Gill Gray were celebrating after their German Shepherd Lottie won best of breed.’
    1. 1.1 Any item or product considered to be the best of its kind:
      ‘their technology is still considered best of breed and demand for their products is still growing’
      • ‘However, which one of those players will claim the accolade of best of breed still hangs in the balance.’
      • ‘Baltimore's technology has usually been touted as "best of breed" but rather expensive.’
      • ‘Avdl may make it easier to manage and deploy best in breed products.’
      • ‘This approach is often called best of breed.’
      • ‘And now here we are, the best in breed, trying to stay sexy and not looking at what is most meaningful and logical.’
      • ‘He is untouchable, Scotland's supreme champion, best of breed.’
      • ‘It's third-quarter 5.89 % total return also ranks it among the best of breed.’
      • ‘As the best of breed tools are often open source, it is easy and cheap to experiment with pilot projects.’
      • ‘It will also have to persuade firms of the merits of best of breed rather than all-in-one solutions.’
      • ‘Pitman believes the alternative for small banks is to take a best of breed approach, as the major banking players turn their attention to furthering their brand identities.’