westminster kennel club dog show

Tessa, Samoyed, 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, New York, NY • “Samoyeds were the first dogs that went to the South Pole – they pulled sleds there.” ❤️Happy Valentine’s Day!❤️

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This one will be her last. Loren Marino, 42, of Manchester, is dying of cancer. For almost a decade, she and her 12-year-old Cesky Terrier, Hector, have been fixtures at the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York. This week, Marino and Hector will be there again. But she expects that this one will be her last. Quality of life, not quantity, is what she said she wants most. Her amazing story here. Photos by Jason Towlen.

Best In Show: Rumor, German Shepherd (5 y/o), 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, New York, NY • “She loves to play with our cat and Chihuahua. She’s in charge but she lets them think they are.”

UNITED STATES, New York : A Komondorok being groomed in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the 2nd day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 17, 2015. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is a two-day, all-breed benched show that takes place at both Pier 92 & 94 and at Madison Square Garden in New York City.    AFP PHOTO /  TIMOTHY  A. CLARY                        

Kitty, Australian Shepherd (2 y/o), 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, New York, NY • “She won Winners Bitch – best female of the breed. She’d rather be hiking today but she’s gotta do the pretty stuff.”

When I’m not jumping around on ice floes, I have a whole other career and life in NYC. I’m a Digital Strategist (whatever that means!) at an awesome little agency in Soho called GLOW. I am here for 6 months now, well, 19 weeks and counting, until I am off on my next adventure. If anywhere or anyone can get me to sit still for 6 months, it’s GLOW. 

My main project is the Westminster Dog Show (February 16th and 17th in NYC) and it is a blast. Yesterday I live-streamed a Press Conference where 2 new breeds were introduced as well as these 3 lovely sisters from New Jersey who will be each showing a dog at this year’s show.

It’s really hard for me to get behind sitting at a desk and in front of a computer all day, but when I’m mostly looking at photos of dogs, it ain’t so bad. 

If by any chance you’ll be at the Dog Show in NYC next month, let me know! Would be fun to see you there. 

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LET THE SHOW BEGIN:  DOGS compete in the 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show In NEW YORK CITY on Monday February 1, 2014. The show is a two-day, all-breed benched  show that takes place at both Pier 92 and 94 and at Madison Square Garden  

Top photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images,  

All other photos: TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

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Clyde, Australian Cattle Dog (2 y/o), 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, New York, NY • “He loves the agility weave poles.”