Posts with tag Westminster Kennel Club


Westminster 2013 Considered a Success by Most

The big question on everyone’s mind right up until late Sunday night has been answered, “How do you think the show will go this year now that it’s being held at two separate locations?” Beautifully, cavernously and tiringly well. As exhibitors awoke today to prepare their dogs and themselves for the journey home, the memories… read more

GCh. Palacegarden Malachy is awarded Best in Show at the 136th Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Pictured from left are, Peter Van Brunt, judge Cindy Vogels, David Fitzpatrick and Malachy, WKC Show Chair Tom Bradley and WKC President Séan McCarthy. Photo by Ashbey.

Sneaking a Peek with Pekingese ‘Malachy’

Winning Westminster is not for the faint of heart. Just ask professional handler David Fitzpatrick and Pekingese ‘Malachy,’ GCh. Palacegarden Malachy who stood together to face a mob of photographers after being selected the 2012 Best in Show winner at the world’s most famous dog show. Lesser men and larger dogs might have folded under… read more

Mrs. Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge imported the fiery Doberman Pinscher Ferry von Rauhfelsen of Giralda from Germany that promptly went Best in Show at the Garden in 1939.

Memories of Westminsters Past

The weekend before Westminster the whole dog world is naturally wondering what will happen on Tuesday night during Best in Show at Madison Square Garden. I’ll be there, I’ll be watching, and I hope to help report from the show for BIS Daily – but as a counterweight to all the predictions about who will… read more


What’s On Broadway This Week?

There’s so much to see and do when you’re in New York for Westminster. One of the great things to take advantage of is the plethora of shows on Broadway, and even at this late date you can still get tickets for even the best shows. The Broadway League’s website tells us that there are… 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


Bo Bengtson Joins Best In Show Daily

In the American dog show scene today only a handful of people can be classified among its most elite journalists. Indeed I count fewer than a half-dozen who can lay claim to that title, and one of them stands above even his closest peers. Bo Bengtson’s longevity and experience, coupled with an unwavering passion for… read more


Four Westminster Winners to Attend Angel On a Leash Benefit

For the third year in a row, past Westminster winners will join with celebrants at the Angel On a Leash benefit to honor this year’s recipients of the organization’s Halo Awards. Four living legends, Pekingese ‘Malachy,’ Ch. Palacegarden Malachy, Scottish Deerhound ‘Hickory,’ GCh. Foxcliffe Hickory Wind, Scottish Terrier ‘Sadie,’Ch. Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot, and Beagle ‘Uno,’ Ch…. read more

David Alexander will judge Colored Bull Terriers, Miniature Bull Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, White Bull Terriers, Skyes, one of the two new breeds showing – Russell Terriers, plus Dandie Dinmonts, Parson Russells and Westies at the 2013 Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Photo courtesy of Westminster Kennel Club.

Fifteen Judges Step onto the Green for the First Time

Dozens of judges will head to New York City next week, putting their breed and Group expertise to the test on behalf of the Westminster Kennel Club to assess thousands of dogs of nearly 200 breeds and varieties. For 15 of them, it will be the first time they’ve stepped into the venerable club’s rings… read more

Dougherty is pictured awarding the 2007 Westminster Kennel Club Hound Group to Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Ch. Celestial CJ's Jolly Fairchild, handled by Greg Strong. Photo by Fritz.

Say Hello to Michael Dougherty

When Michael Dougherty steps onto the floor of Madison Square Garden on the night of February 12, he’ll likely have a keepsake of his late father tucked away in his breast pocket. The Escondido, Calif., resident honored with choosing this year’s Best in Show winner at the famed Westminster Kennel Club dog show grew up… 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

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