Rodney Carrington’s talent carried forward on the second half by singing with his guitar to his original music. Carrington has a wide range of talent encompassing the stand-up comedian, actor and country music artist. He has released with major-labeled albums; six with original music and has starred in “Rodney” sitcom and film 2008 “Beer for My Horses.”
Madison Square Garden was packed for the final competition of “Best in Show”. Flynn the bichon frise took the top honors of being the top dog for the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The small powder-puff dog followed his handler, Bill McFadden flawlessly. Competition was tight and all of the finalists performed beautifully showing why obtaining this title is so prestigious and is considered the Olympics of competition for dogs.
There were two full days of competition leading up to the final round on Tuesday evening at the Gardens. The final round was narrowed down to Biggie a pug, Border collie - Slick, Ty a giant schnauzer, Sussex spaniel called Bean, Norfolk terrier named Winston, and regal borzoi-Lucy.
Betty-Anne Stenmark from Woodside, California was the judge that chose the winner.
Agility was added to The Westminster Kennel Club in 2014 that allowed mixed-breed dogs to enter with 29 competing in this year’s competition with a total of 330 dogs. A full day of competition was held at the Piers with the finalists ending the evening. Right behind Fame(US) a Chihuahua-terrier named Jefe was the top agility dog that was a mixed breed.
Monday opens with 2,882 entries for the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club show at Madison Square Garden. Tuesday evening will feature the finale with the Top in Show to be announced
Dedication and true passion illuminated the venue showcasing all involved that work hard for the cause. The benefit of helping to save animals lives and benefiting the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals with 150 shelters and rescue groups has increased their presence every year with their mission.
Gregg Oehler is the Chairman of the event and TropiClean was the presenter of the New York Pet Fashion Show. The host and MC was Celebrity Pet Expert Harrison Forbes. The Gold Paw award featured celebrity, TV host and actor Travis Brorsen for the 2018 “ Humanitarian” award winner.
Safari Club International holds an Auction Program during the convention. The proceeds help promote the mission program for SCI with hunting advocacy, wildlife conservation and humanitarian services. The Las Vegas Convention Center had nearly one million square feet with over 2,000 booth spaces for exhibitors for a mix of gun and products, wildlife art, international travel and more.