Posts with tag Westminster


Westminster and Crufts BIS Breeders Speak Out, plus Goldens and Cancer Research

If there’s anything we dog people feel more strongly about than health in our beloved pets, I don’t know what it would be. Last week’s article, “Inbreeding: A Force for Good — or a Skeleton in Our Closet?” generated a lot of response, both to the website and via emails sent directly to me. They… read more


Inbreeding: A Force for Good – or a Skeleton in Our Closet?

A lot of people in Great Britain heaved a deep sigh of relief when they realized that our Westminster Best in Show winner, the feisty Affenpinscher GCh. Banana Joe v. Tani Kazari, would not be going to Crufts this year. This had nothing to do with anyone being afraid of the competition: I have no… read more


Meadowlands Specialty Association – Saturday, February 9, 2013

Twelve specialty clubs held shows at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, N.J., on Saturday, and in spite of dire predictions of blizzard-like conditions the day before, roadways were clear around the venue, with few absentees at the specialty shows. Although there were few spectators, the Meadowlands Specialty Association presented a rare opportunity to see… read more

Miniature Pinscher GCh. Marlex Classic Red Glare was Best in Show at Progressive Dog Club in New York on Friday. Photos by Kayla Bertagnolli.

‘Classie’ Takes Progressive

In spite of Friday’sEast Coast storm that grounded thousands of flights and that weather forecasters predicted could be a record-setting blizzard, 361 Toy dogs showed up at the Hotel Pennsylvania for the Progressive Dog Club show to officially open Westminster week in Manhattan. By sundown on Friday, the 20 inches of snow that were predicted… read more

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

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Fifty Restaurants Near the Piers

Spending Monday and Tuesday at Piers 92/94 opens up a whole new menu of restaurants to try. We’ve mined the area to locate most of the restaurants within 10 blocks. Here you’ll find a variety of restaurants offering almost every kind of food. Whether you’re looking for lunch or an early dinner, check out this… 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

Bed Bug Life Cycle

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite

Anyone who travels much and has watched the news for the past several years might find themselves taking seriously that old adage, “Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite.” Since the late 1990s, those little reddish-brown creatures have infested hotels, schools, military bases and other public places, as well as private homes, prompting… 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

Christi McDonald

Among the Shows Closing January 23, 2013

The shows that will be held in New York and New Jersey on Friday, Saturday and Sunday before Westminster, on Monday and Tuesday, February 11 and 12, 2013, close on Wednesday, January 23. Progressive, the all-Toy show, is held on Friday pre-Westminster in Manhattan at the Hotel Pennsylvania’s Penn Plaza Pavilion. The entries at Progressive… read more

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