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– Flynn the bichon frise wins the prestigious “Best in Show” at the Westminster
Kennel Club Dog Show Tuesday evening.
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.
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.
Stenmark from Woodside, California was the judge that chose the winner.
– Fame(US) a black and white border collie won The Westminster Kennel Club
agility championship on Saturday evening at the Piers in New York. Jessica Ajoux is the handler from Sparta, New
Jersey had Fame jumping into her arms as the crowd roared in excitement to
their finish. Fame(US) pronunciation is “famous.”
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
– The evening at the historic Hotel Pennsylvania, NYC was fully energized with
creatively designed costumes that celebrities and rescue stars walked down the
runway with their pets and rescue dogs looking for homes. This was the 15th anniversary with
the theme “Country Couture for Animal Rescue.”
The New York Pet Fashion Show is the largest pet fashion and animal
rescue benefit in the country.
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
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.
City – In advance of the 142nd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog
Show, to be held February 12-13 at Piers 92/94 and Madison Square Garden, three
breeds representing the dog clubs who were the recipients of the inaugural
Westminster Gives Back Dog Rescue Awards, four Chinese breeds in celebration of
the Chinese New Year, and several Agility competitors were introduced at the
Wyndham New Yorker Hotel, Grand Ballroom.
Back Dog Rescue Award-Winning Breed Clubs:
Bearded Collie/English Cocker Spaniel/Great Pyrenees. Chinese Breeds: Shih Tzu/Chinese Crested/Chow Chow/
Pekingese/Pug/Chinese Shar-Pei. Agility
Demonstration Competitors: All-American
Dog/Golden Retriever/ Australian Shepherd/ Cavalier King Charles Spaniel/
Meet the Breeds and the 5th Annual Masters Agility Championship at
Westminster will be held on Saturday, February 10 at Piers 92/94. The family friendly event is hosted by The
Westminster Kennel Club, The American Kennel Club (AKC) and The International
Cat Association 9TICA). All Westminster
Week events are presented by Purina Pro Plan.
– A German shepherd named “Rumor” took the title of Best in Show at the 141st
annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Tuesday night at The Madison Square
Garden. Rumor was close to winning last
year and returned this year before retiring to take the title. Kent Boyles, handler and co-owner from
Edgerton, Wisconsin said, “Rumor is going to head home to retire and be around
the family…puppies will be in her future.”
the final evening there were two filled days of over 2,800 dogs competing for
the preliminary cuts. Tuesday evening
final field before the Best in Show named were:
Norwegian Elkhound, Pekingese, Miniature Poodle, Irish Setter, Boxer,
Norwich Terrier, and the champion “Rumor” a German shepherd.
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