UNITED STATES, New York : A Saint Bernard is seen in the grooming area
February 16, 2016 in New York during Day Two of competition at the
Westminster Kennel Club 140th Annual Dog Show. / AFP / Timothy A. CLARY
Rogue would love it if folks could root for our dear friends Anya and Cowboy (GRCH Stuttgart’s Single Action Army V Hammersmith) and Sue and Fanucci (GRCH Stuttgart’s Now Don’t Refuse Me of Masrock) in German Shepherds today at 3!
than 2,800 dogs, from tiny Chihuahuas to massive Great Danes, converged
on New York City on Monday to compete for the top prize in the storied
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
the second-oldest sporting event in the United States behind the
Kentucky Derby, drew entries from 200 breeds this year, the kennel club
said. It will announce the final winner on Tuesday evening.
from 49 states and 16 foreign countries are in this year’s show, where
they are judged on characteristics specific to their breeds.
breeds are judged during the day, with the winners of each moving on to
group competitions on Monday and Tuesday evenings. The winners of seven
groups then compete for the final “Best in Show” award on Tuesday.
four groups are hounds; herding dogs; toy dogs, which are the smallest
breeds; and the non-sporting dogs, a group largely made up of those bred
for show or as pets.
Sporting dogs, working dogs and terriers will be judged on Tuesday.
sporting group, representing hunting and retrieving dogs, has the
largest number of entries at more than 500. The most popular breed in
this year’s show is the golden retriever, with 65 entries.
are three new breeds in this year’s competition: the American Hairless
Terrier, which was bred in the 1970s to hunt rats and other vermin; the
Pumi, an ancient Hungarian herding breed, and the Sloughi, a North
additional 330 dogs competed in an agility competition on Saturday, a
separate event from this week’s judged show. It featured several
winners, grouped by size. (Reuters)
(Photos: Mike Segar/Reuters, Brendan McDermid/Reuters, Drew Angerer/Getty Images, Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images, Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES, New York : A Maltese is seen in the competiton area
February 15, 2016 in New York during the first day of competition at the
Westminster Kennel Club 140th Annual Dog Show. / AFP / Timothy A.
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.
Prowler, Field Spaniel (3 y/o), 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, New York, NY • “They’re a gentleman’s hunter. They can go long hours in the deep brush – their big paws are designed for it. They can flush, retrieve, and track game. They’re very rare – usually, less than 100 are born a year.”