If you are a follower of New York Events, then you already know just how much we love dogs.  You also know how much we love and respect The Westminster Kennel Club.  Every year, our staff attends the show to 1) watch the talents of these amazing pooches and 2) pet the dogs in the benching area.  I mean, who would pass up the opportunity to pet some of the most beautiful and friendly dogs in the world?

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This year was no different.  We attended the show and had a fantastic time!  As always, the show was hosted by the famous Madison Square Garden.  While it was a cold New York night, we still made our way over to the Garden to enjoy the event.  Night one consisted of the following groups: Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting, and Herding.  The winner of the hound group was a Beagle, 15 in. by the name of Tashtins Lookin For Trouble.  Next up was the toy group.  The winner of that group was the Shih Tzu by the name of Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power.  For non-sporting, the always adorable Poodle won (with the name of Dawin Hearts on Fire).  Last but not least for night one was the herding group.  As someone who was the proud pet parent of a herding breed for nearly 14 years, this group always holds a special place in my heart.  The winner of the herding group was the Old English Sheepdog by the name of Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect.

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Everyone needs a break from time to time so this show is always split into two nights.  The second night consisted of three groups: Sporting, Working, and Terrier.  The winner of the sporting group was the Spaniel (English Springer) with the creative name of Wynmoor Sweetgrass White Diamonds.  For the working group, the winner was the Portuguese Water Dog by the name of Claircreek Impression De Matisse.  Finally for night two we had the winner of the terrier group: Skye Terrier (Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie).

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Of course, night two also decides who has won Best in Show.  This is the most prestigious win at Westminster.  Whoever goes on to win Best in Show ultimately becomes a celebrity, of sorts, overnight.  They suddenly appear on the Today Show and Good Morning America!  This year’s Best in Show was the Beagle, 15 in by the name of Tashtins Lookin For Trouble aka Miss P.!  We were lucky enough to meet Miss P. in the benching area prior to the show and you could immediately tell she was a winner.  If she were a person, she would walk into a board room with a silent confidence that says, “yeah, I know I’m good” while maintaining a perfect poker face.  As always, we had a great time at the show and cannot wait to attend again next year!  We hope to see you there!  Before we forget, congratulations again to Miss P. on a fantastic win!

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Article by: Kristy Rody (www.quinngoldie.wordpress.com)