Posts with tag Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Park is within walking distance of the Garden and nearby hotels, and offers fenced “dog runs” where pooches can play off lead, as well as plenty of space where you can walk your dog on a leash.

Finding The Great Outdoors in The Big Apple

Much of New York City is dog friendly, in part out of necessity since an estimated 600,000 dogs live with their owners in the city, according to a 2012 report by the New York City Economic Development Corporation. That’s slightly lower than the national average of about 60 percent of households that own a pet,… read more


Westminster: The Group Judges

This year’s Westminster Kennel Club dog show marks the 137th edition of this venerable organization’s celebrated exhibition of the purebred dog. Midtown Manhattan has been the site of the world’s most glamorous dog show since its inception in 1877, and this year seven experienced adjudicators will step onto the green carpet at Madison Square Garden to… read more


Press Conference Generates Excitement for Westminster 2013

A raucous crowd of reporters gathered at the Affinia Hotel Manhattan on Monday, January 28, 2013, to attend a press conference announcing several exciting changes planned for this year’s Westminster Kennel Club dog show. If the number of photographers and journalists packed into the hotel’s Wharton Room is any indication, interest in the world’s most famous… read more


Westminster 2013 Closes December 7

Today’s “Shows Closing” from Best In Show Daily includes just one event that closes within the next two weeks, and that is the 2013 iteration of the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. This closing is on a Friday instead of the usual Wednesday closing we’re accustomed to. For a number of years Westminster’s entries closed the… read more

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Be Prepared: Madison Square Garden Is in Flux

The multi-year $850 million Madison Square Garden remodeling project made significant improvements over the summer of 2011. One big change that this year’s Westminster show attendees will have the opportunity to see is the new open design of the sixth-floor concourse. Lynn Zinser, who writes about hockey for The New York Times, took a tour… read more

Westminster: The Group Judges

An invitation to judge at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show is extended to very few AKC-licensed judges. This year, the honor is bestowed on 38 individuals from 19 states. They will select the best of the 185 breeds and varieties currently recognized by the nation’s oldest purebred dog registry. Mrs. Cindy Vogels of Greenwood… read more


The Whole Story

Master blogger Billy Wheeler has been telling “The Back Story” to Best In Show Daily readers since the year began. From his ringside reporting to his book reviews, Billy brings the world of the show dog to life with an inimitable voice that makes everyone feel like an insider. The thousands of devotees who read… read more


Home Sweet Home

Madison Square Garden and the Westminster Kennel Club. By Christi McDonald Westminster Kennel Club is America’s second longest continuously held sporting event, after the Kentucky Derby. For all of its 135-year history, this classic event, now often referred to simply as “The Garden,” has been held in New York City, although not always at the same… read more

A Symbiotic Performance

The extraordinary thing about domestic dogs, as everyone knows, is how they so completely share their lives with us. We provide them with security and a safe environment, and they give us companionship, protection and, for some, a livelihood. Our relationship with dogs is an ancient alliance. It’s symbiotic. This symbiosis is demonstrated everywhere, but… read more