Posts with tag WKC


Tasting Table – The Bleeding Edge Restaurant Magazine

Do you wonder where the in-crowd sources their information on top restaurants, food festivals & chi-chi cocktail bars? Are you tired of inauthentic, inaccurate reviews from “crowd sourced” sites. No need to be disappointed any longer, Tasting Table ( is THE online resource for reviews, reservations and even recipes from top restaurants. The magazine is… 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

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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

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

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A Spectacular of Specialties

The eyes of the dog world are fixed on metropolitan New York this weekend as fanciers gather for an endless array of meetings, parties, benefits and awards ceremonies. Each event celebrates the diversity of the purebred dog and the community of people that promotes their preservation. From Long Island to the New Jersey Meadowlands and… read more

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Sealy + Scottie = Cesky

By Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz Few are the breeds that can trace their exact origin back to an original breeding pair – the Cesky Terrier is one that can. The Cesky – pronounced, “chess-key” – was created in the Czech Republic by Frantisek Horak and is latest breed to join the Terrier Group. The breed’s silky… read more


New Coonhound Hits NYC on February 13

By Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz The latest member of the Hound Group, the American English Coonhound, or “English” as owners prefer to call this breed, makes an ideal hunting companion. Three are entered at the Garden this year. This intelligent hound possesses the sound, powerful body of a super athlete and a sonic-boom voice that echoes… read more


Finnish Lapphunds to Herd Ribbons, Not Reindeer

By Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz Look for eight Finnish Lapphunds at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show this year. They won’t exactly have roamed from various points around the country as they did when the Sami, a tribe of semi-nomadic people roamed over Lapland – northern Finland, Sweden, and part of Russia. The show Lappies will… read more

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