Westminster Dog Show 2011

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Westminster Dog Show 2011
Westminster dog show 2011: Where we stand going into Day 2

The Westminster dog show is a two-day spectacle that saves its nail-biting best-in-show finale for the end of the second day.

Where do we stand so far? The winners of four out of seven groups (categories of dog breeds arranged by their original purpose, like hunting or herding) -- hound, toy, non-sporting and herding -- were chosen Monday night at Madison Square Garden. The remaining groups -- sporting, working and terrier -- won't compete until Tuesday night, and a lot will depend on their outcomes. ( Read Westminster Dog Show 2011 more... )

Westminster Dog Show 2011

Welcome to the 135th Westminster Dog Show! Half doggy Olympics and Oscars red carpet, the Westminster pulls out all the tricks, from over-the-top hair-dos to exotic breeds gracing the Westminster showgrounds for the first time. ( Read Westminster Dog Show 2011 more... )

Stunning movements move dog show judges

STAUNTON — When Peg Carty saw Finn she knew he was special.

On Monday the Glen of Imaal terrier proved her right by winning best in breed at the Westminster Kennel Club competition, the Super Bowl of dog shows.

Finn, Carty said, is a standout because he almost perfectly meets the standards for his breed. ( Read Westminster Dog Show 2011 more... )

Best Show: Westminster Dog Show 2011

Best Show: Westminster Dog Show 2011, (CBS) The results are from the first night of the Westminster Kennel Club show dog’s annual, and one of these winners are going to be named Best in Show tonight.An 85-pound Scottish greyhound called Hickory successful Monday by winning the group dog. Beijingers have taken a rookie around toys, a Chinese Shar-Pei became the first of his race, to win the group and a non-sporting bearded collie was the champion livestock. ( Read Westminster Dog Show 2011 more... )

Westminster Dog Show 2011: New Breeds Welcomed As Other Dogs Euthanized (VIDEO)

Six new dog breeds are being welcomed into The 135th Westminster Dog Show. David Frei presents the new dogs on the Today Show. These new breeds were first chosen by the American Kennel Club based on a variety of statistics.

The Boykin Spaniel, South Carolina's State Dog, is an energetic hunting dog known to work all day, according to the American Kennel Club.

The Bluetick Coonhound, known for trailing raccoons, has a dark blue coat pattern. ( Read Westminster Dog Show 2011 more... )

Westminster Dog Show 2011 (PHOTOS)

Today marks the first day of the 2011 Westminster Dog Show, which is going on at Madison Square Garden. Take a peek of some of this year's contestants getting prepped and groomed backstage and vote for your favorite furry fella. And be sure to check back for more updates as the show continues through Tuesday. ( Read Westminster Dog Show 2011 more... )

Westminster Dog Show 2011: Can my dog join Westminster Kennel Club?

Membership in the Westminster Kennel Club is 'by invitation only,' says a spokesman. That's OK. Fido and Spot didn't want to compete in the Westminster Dog Show 2011 anyway. ( Read Westminster Dog Show 2011 more... )

Westminster Dog Show 2011 - Behind the Scenes

It takes a lot of work to be a Westminster show dog. There is the endless training, the exhausting travel to shows around the country and in the case of Smartie the Maltese, above, a real commitment to personal grooming. And Paw Nation is covering it all.

We've had a team at the 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show since it began yesterday getting the scoop on the 2,626 canines who have come to New York City with dreams of a Best in Show title. We watched the Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding groups compete on Monday, and today, the Sporting, Working and Terrier groups are getting their time in the ring. ( Read Westminster Dog Show 2011 more... )

Westminster Dog Show 2011: Best in Show to be Announced Tonight

An 85-pound Scottish deerhound called Hickory fared well Monday, winning the hound group. A rookie Pekingese took the toy round, a Chinese shar-pei became the first of its breed to win the nonsporting group and a bearded collie was the herding champ.

On Tuesday, winners will be named in the remaining categories - sporting, working and terrier. Then, one of those seven champion canines will be crowned top dog. ( Read Westminster Dog Show 2011 more... )

Wrinkle At Westminster, Top Dog Up For Grabs

A Chinese shar-pei threw a wrinkle into Westminster.

With no clear favorite to win at America's top dog show, Miss Jayne Hathaway seized her chance. She became the first of her breed to reach the final best-of-seven ring.

"I knew she was good enough, but I'm surprised," co-owner Jeff Mauk said Monday night. ( Read Westminster Dog Show 2011 more... )

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