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The Westminster Kennel Club 138th Annual Dog Show

Post time:2013/9/23 16:22:10 Author: wpa Hits:1579

The Westminster Kennel Club 138th Annual Dog Show Monday and Tuesday, February 10-11, 2014New York, New York Breed Judging/Benching


Breed judging and benching will take place during the day from approximately 8AM-6PM at Piers 92/94 (West 55th Street and the West Side Highway). Monday will feature the hound, toy, non-sporting and herding breeds and on Tuesday, the sporting, working and terrier breeds will compete.


Piers 92/94 is a trade show and special event venue with a total of over 200,000 square feet of column-free exhibition space and 20-foot high ceilings, and views of the Hudson River and New York City skyline.
Group Judging and Best In Show


Groups, Junior Showmanship Finals and Best In Show will be judged Monday and Tuesday evenings at Madison Square Garden (West 33rd and Seventh Avenue.)


Madison Square Garden, The World's Most Famous Area, is located in the heart of Manhattan and is home to the New York Knicks and New York Rangers.


Monday at 8PM: Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding Groups Tuesday at 7:30PM: Junior Showmanship Finals, Sporting, Working and Terrier Groups, followed by Best In Show
Live Television Coverage USA Network and CNBC will be home to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show presented by Purina® for the 32nd consecutive year. CNBC airs exclusive live coverage from Madison Square Garden on Monday, February 10, and USA Network airs exclusive live coverage on Tuesday, February 11.


SCHEDULENight 1:Monday, February 10Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding Groups8-11PM (EST) live CNBC


Night 2:Tuesday, February 11Sporting, Working and Terrier Groups, Best In Show8-11PM (EST) live on USA Network


Live streaming of the Breed judging is available throughout the day on Monday and Tuesday on the Westminster website and through the Official Westminster Smartphone App. To our West Coast viewers: Please note that the West Coast telecast is delayed for your time zone. Since results are posted to our Website as they occur live, if you want to enjoy the drama of the moment, please avoid the Westminster Website after 5PM Pacific Standard Time on each evening.


Westminster Facts and Figures


The Westminster Kennel Club was established in 1877, making it America's oldest organization dedicated to the sport of purebred dogs.


First held in 1877, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is America's second-longest continuously held sporting event, behind only the Kentucky Derby..


Westminster pre-dates the invention of the light bulb and the automobile, the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Washington Monument, the invention of basketball and the establishment of the World Series.


Since Westminster held its first show 133 years ago, there have been 25 men elected president and 12 states have joined the Union. The dog show has outlasted three previous versions of Madison Square Garden, and is currently being staged in MSG IV.


The first telecast of Westminster was in 1948, three years before "I Love Lucy" premiered.
In 2005, streaming video with same day coverage of breed judging highlights was made available for the first time on the Westminster web site (www.westminsterkennelclub.org). It was an immediate and huge hit.


A portion of the proceeds from Westminster's first show in 1877 was donated to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to establish a home for stray and disabled animals.
The Empire State Building first honored Westminster by lighting its tower in the Westminster colors of purple and gold in 2004 and will do so again in 2012.


There have been a total of 301,650 dogs entered in Westminster's 134 shows through 2011
Through the 2011 show, there have been 1,705 judges who have officiated at least once at Westminster, some as many as 23 times, at Westminster.


Two dogs have won Best In Show at both Westminster and Crufts in Birmingham, England, each of them winning at the English show before coming to the America: the Lakeland Terrier, Ch. Stingray of Derryabah (Crufts 1967, WKC 1968) and the Kerry Blue Terrier, Ch. Torums Scarf Michael (Crufts 2000, WKC 2003).


Only one time has the offspring of a Best In Show winner duplicated the feat. In 2000, the English Springer Spaniel Ch. Salilyn N' Erin's Shameless repeated the 1993 BIS accomplishment of her sire, Ch. Salilyn's Condor.


Two Best In Show winners, Norwich Terriers, had the same sire: 1994's Ch. Chidley's Willum the Conqueror and 1998's Ch. Fairewood Frolic were offspring (half brother/sister) of Ch. Royal Rock Don of Chidley


The Papillon, Ch. Loteki Supernatural Being ("Kirby"), is the only dog to capture Best In Show at the World Dog Show (1998 in Helsinki) and Best In Show at Westminster (1999).


In 2009, Ch. Clussexx Three D Grinchy Glee, a Sussex Spaniel, became the oldest dog to capture Best In Show at 10 years, 2 months and 9 days of age in 2009. The youngest winner was the Rough Collie, Laund Loyalty of Bellhaven, who captured the award in 1929 at the age of exactly 9 months.


Westminster was established in 1877, pre-dating the founding of the governing body of the sport, the American Kennel Club, which was established in 1884.


In 1884, The Westminster Kennel Club became the first member of the American Kennel Club.