Posts with tag Westminster Kennel Club dog show


Love Is in the 'Square'

Madison Square Garden, that is. During these last few days, I had the pleasure of spending my work days (and nights) at the wonderful Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Not only did I see some of the most beautiful dogs, I experienced love in a number of different ways. From emotional ring happenings to reconnecting… read more


Monday Night at Westminster Kennel Club 2012

The first night of judging at the 136th Westminster Kennel Club dog show on Monday, February 13, 2012, included the finals of the Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding Groups. Viewers of the television broadcast were no doubt delighted when the USA Network’s broadcast opened with a visit with ‘Hickory,’ last year’s Best in Show winner,… read more


The Morning After

A new day dawns and for one lucky dog, the hard work of maneuvering a non-stop media tour is already in full swing. To win the Westminster Kennel Club dog show means there’s little time for reflection. Last night’s triumphant purebred is a hot commodity today, already scheduled to appear on any number of live… read more

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On the Floor at Westminster 2012

All the happenings in and around the breed rings from Best In Show Daily’s editorial team. Check back frequently to keep up with all the news and happenings that you won’t find anywhere else — other than in Billy Wheeler’s on-the-scene blog, The Back Story. For breed wins as they happen, watch our Twitter feed…. read more

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‘Hickory’ Makes Proud Return to New York as Dam of Nine

“Nine on the ninth.” That’s how Cecilia Dove and her husband, Scott, refer to the nine puppies that GCh. Foxcliffe Hickory Wind had on October 9, 2011. A Scottish Deerhound whelping nine puppies isn’t unheard of, but it’s big news when the dam is the first of her breed to win Best in Show at… 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

Six Breeds to Debut at Westminster

A dog with thumbs and the ability to tip its head backward until it touches its back, a hairless natural healer from Mexico, and a night-hunting coonhound will make Westminster Kennel Club dog show history on February 13 and 14, 2012. The Norwegian Lundehund, left, and the Xoloitzcuintli. At the club’s 136th annual event, the… read more