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Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show names “Best In Show”

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New York – Flynn the bichon frise wins the prestigious “Best in Show” at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Tuesday evening.


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. 


Westminster Agility Competition

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New York – 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.”


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

New York Pet Fashion Show NYC

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New York – 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.


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.

142nd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

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New York 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.


Gives 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/ Dachshund.


The AKC 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.

German shepherd wins Best in Show at Westminster

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New York – 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.”


Prior to 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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