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About Dr. Liz Bales: Dr. Liz Bales, VMD, is a 16-year practicing veterinarian who, through her experience, has gained a special interest in the unique behavioral and wellness needs of cats, including feline behavior, nutrition and internal medicine. She is the founder of the Feline Environmental Enrichment Design Company (FEED Co.) and inventor of The NoBowl Feeding System. Dr. Bales is featured as an expert in feline medicine for the 2017 series Natural Pets TV - The Cat Edition, and in her Pet-X talk on the natural feeding behavior of cats. In print, Bales has contributed to Modern Cat Magazine, CatingtonPost.com and Cat Talk magazine, in addition to her own blog, TheCatvocate.com.  Dr. Bales has been a guest speaker at The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and The University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

Jerry Grymek, the official "Doggie Concierge" of the Hotel Pennsylvania, loves greeting guests and considers all of the dogs as his own. Upon arrival, guests staying with dogs receive a special welcome biscuit and a custom designed door tag ("do not disturb" or "please make up room"). Unlike many hotels in New York City, the Hotel Pennsylvania does not impose a size/weight limit. All dogs are welcome, all year round!

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A Best In Class Hotel Near The Show

New York Dog Show at Hotel Penn

As the host hotel for the Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania is getting ready for another successful year of hosting all canine hopefuls, breeders, and owners. The fun starts with the Masters Agility Championships held at Pier 94. The 141st Westminster Dog Show then takes place on February 13th and 14th, 2017. The Groups, Junior Showmanship Finals and important Best In Show will all be held at Madison Square Garden, directly across the street from Hotel Pennsylvania.

Book your 2017 WKC Dog Show Stay in advance and enjoy a savings of up to $130, plus perks for you and your pooch. During the Westminster Dog Show, Hotel Pennsylvania is proud to provide a variety of pet-friendly amenities, including the largest indoor doggie spa in all of New York.
Our pet-friendly hotel in Manhattan offers a new and improved Hotel Penn Dog S’paw, offering:

    • Bathing tubs

    • Dog grooming area

    • Exercise/fitness area

    • In-house relieving area

    • Direct shuttle bus service for Dog Show exhibitors and spectators from the Hotel to Piers 92/94 each day (courtesy of Westminster)

    • Live Westminster Kennel Club broadcast satellite feed from the lobby

Westminster Kennel Club Rates

Rates starting at $159* for one or two adults and up to 4 dogs (taxes and surcharges extra)

    • Access to the Hotel Penn Dog S’paw, the city’s largest in-door doggie spa for up to 4 dogs (bathing and grooming services not included)

    • Includes access to the potty area for up to 4 dogs (a saving of up to $160)

    • Onsite Doggie Concierge

    • Shuttle bus service to Piers 92/94 courtesy of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

    • Reduced one-time cleaning fee of $50 (normally $75)

The $50 cleaning fee will be collected at the front desk

*This offer is non-refundable and full payment will be taken within 24 hours of the booking

New York Dog Show at Hotel Penn

Book Your Stay Without Dogs

Rates starting at $139* with no pets (taxes and surcharges extra)

    • Shuttle bus service to Piers 92/94 courtesy of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

    • Onsite Doggie Concierge

*Please note that a one-time cleaning fee of $100 will be collected at the front desk for guests who do arrive with dogs and a surcharge will apply for access to the potty area. If you plan on bringing a canine companion, please book the With Dogs rate above.

*This 2017 Westminster Dog Show hotel offer is non-refundable and full payment will be taken within 24 hours of the booking

Please note that rooms outside the block and with dogs will be subject to a $40 per dog potty fee and a $100 per stay room cleaning fee.


Book Your Stay Refundable With Dogs

Rates starting at $179* for two adults and up to 4 dogs (taxes and surcharges extra)

    • Onsite Doggie Concierge

    • Shuttle bus service to Piers 92/94 courtesy of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

    • $40 per dog for potty area privileges

A $100 cleaning fee will be collected at the front desk

* Cancel By 3pm EST One Day Prior To Arrival To Avoid A Fee Of One Nights Room And Tax

Book Your Stay Refundable Without Dogs

Rates starting at $159* for two adults and up to 4 dogs (taxes and surcharges extra)

* Cancel By 3pm EST One Day Prior To Arrival To Avoid A Fee Of One Nights Room And Tax

New York Dog Show at Hotel Penn

All rates shown are subject to applicable taxes. Subject to availability at time of booking.

Gail Miller Bisher is the director of communications for the Westminster Kennel Club.

Bisher has been a media professional for many years and has had life-long involvement in canine sport, getting her start in the sport in Junior Showmanship, where she once won second place at Westminster. She is an AKC-licensed conformation judge and a Canine Good Citizen evaluator.

"As the new ‘face' of the Westminster Kennel Club, I look forward to continuing a legacy of quality and prestige while increasing our brand’s presence and audience size," she said.

"It’s an honor to return to the Westminster in this capacity. It’s an exciting time of transition for this historic organization and I plan to do as any dog handler does: access, improve where needed, and practice teamwork. I believe in the leadership’s vision and I’m eager to start executing it."

To learn more, visit the Westminster Kennel Club website.


In 1876, the members of the Westminster Club, then primarily a shooting organization, commissioned one of its early officials, George deForest Grant, to send to England for a Pointer which the members could use for breeding purposes.

He received a photograph of a dog named Don which had won his bench championship in England, through show triumphs at Shifnal, Oswestry, Birmingham, Swansea and Llanelly in 1875, and at Newport and Carmarthen in 1876. Impressed with the pictures of the dog as much as with his show record, the members arranged to import him under the name of “Sensation,” Volume IV of the English Kennel Club Stud Book listing him as “Sensation (formerly Don).”


Brought to this country, “Sensation” was promptly registered in the name of the Westminster Kennel Club in Volume I of the stud book of the National American Kennel Club, which subsequently became the American Kennel Club. His entry in that book as Number 1261 shows that he gained his American championship with victories at Baltimore in 1876 and at St. Louis, Boston and Baltimore in 1879. His show career, however, was limited since the primary object in his importation was to strengthen the breeding stock of the club’s members.

A handsome lemon and white dog, with a fine head and especially good body, “Sensation” did much for Pointer breeders in this country. Several artists did pictures of him and one of the head studies appeared on the Westminster catalog in 1878, the second all-breed show given by the club. Except for a gap between 1896 and 1903, “Sensation’s” head appeared on all subsequent catalogues of the Westminster Show through 1935.

In 1935, a steel engraving of “Sensation” was discovered in the collection of prints, engravings and paintings of the well-known sportsman, Harry D. Kirkover, of Camden, South Carolina and New York. He loaned the picture to the Westminster Club to permit its reproduction.

The engraving, by artist J. Wellstood, showed the whole dog, with a light lemon patch on its side, frozen in point. The artist had caught the magnificently bodied dog in marvelous detail. The muscles and even the veins of the legs stood out.

This became the new emblem of the club and appeared on the cover of the show catalog from 1936 through 1979. From 1980-1982, a head study of Sensation was selected once again for the cover, but in 1983 a foil embossed version of the full body engraving appeared on the cover and has been there ever since.


In 1877, New York was well on its way to becoming the world’s greatest city. This was the year that a group of sporting gentlemen decided that this would be a good time to hold a dog show in Manhattan. It didn’t take long before the Westminster Kennel Club, following the lead of its home town, would be on its way to becoming the world’s greatest dog show.

westmisterhotelWith its spectacular beginnings and extraordinary growth in the years to follow, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show was quickly reflecting the growth and success of New York City. As the dog show grew every year, so did the Westminster Kennel Club’s position as the symbol of the purebred dog, with its influence being felt in show rings everywhere, and eventually in millions of television homes across the country. Westminster has become America’s Dog Show.

“Westminster gets its name from a long gone hotel in Manhattan. There, sporting gentlemen used to meet in the bar to drink and lie about their shooting accomplishments. Eventually they formed a club and bought a training area and kennel. They kept their dogs there and hired a trainer.

“They couldn’t agree on the name for their new club. But finally someone suggested that they name it after their favorite bar. The idea was unanimously selected, we imagine, with the hoisting of a dozen drinking arms.”
– Maxwell Riddle, from a newspaper story quoted in “The Dog Show, 125 Years of Westminster” by William Stifel

It was at one of those meetings that the members decided that they would stage a dog show so that they could compare their dogs in a setting away from the field. The First Annual New York Bench Show of Dogs, given under the auspices of the Westminster Kennel Club, was staged in 1877 at Gilmore’s Garden (the forerunner of Madison Square Garden) in New York City, drawing an entry of 1,201 dogs.

The show was such a hit that it was extended to four days from its originally-scheduled three, and drew this coverage from “Forest and Stream” magazine:

“To say that the dog show held in the city last week was a success would but poorly convey an idea of what the result really was. It was a magnificent triumph for the dogs and for the projectors of the show. We question if on any previous occasion has there ever assembled in this city such a number of people at one time, and representing as much of the culture, wealth and fashion of the town.”

rings1877To fully grasp the place in history of the Westminster Kennel Club and its famed annual dog show at Madison Square Garden, consider this:

Westminster pre-dates the invention of the light bulb, the automobile, and the zipper; the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Washington Monument; and manned air flight and the establishment of the World Series. Since Westminster held its first show 127 years ago, there have been 26 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. It is one of only four events to be held in all four “Gardens.”
The dog show has survived power outages, snowstorms, a national depression, two World Wars and a tugboat strike that threatened to shut down the city, in the process becoming the second longest continuously held sporting event in the country. Only the Kentucky Derby has been staged longer – but by just one year.

Westminster even pre-dates the establishment of the governing body of the sport, the American Kennel Club, by seven years. In fact, in 1877, members of Westminster and members of the Kennel Club of Philadelphia had together adopted a set of show rules and regulations and established a Board of Appeals to oversee these rules. This was the precursor of the American Kennel Club, which was finally created in 1884.

As one might imagine, the history of the club and its show is rich and colorful.

In the early Westminster years, some interesting names showed up in the catalogs. In the first show, there were two Staghounds listed as being from the late General George Custer’s pack, and two Deerhounds that had been bred by the Queen of England. In 1889, the Czar of Russia is listed as the breeder of a Siberian Wolfhound entered, and the following year, one of the entries is a Russian Wolfhound whose listed owner was the Emperor of Germany.

Philanthropist J. P. Morgan made the first of his many appearances at Westminster with his Collies in 1893. Famous American journalist Nelly Bly entered her Maltese at Westminster in 1894, some four years after she made a record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes, racing the record of Phineas Fogg in Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days.

warrenremedyThe most-coveted award in the dog show world, Best In Show at Westminster, was given for the first time in 1907. That year, and for the next two years as well, it went to a Smooth Fox Terrier bitch named Ch. Warren Remedy. She remains the only dog ever to win three times.

Six other dogs have won Best In Show twice, the most recent being the English Springer Spaniel, Ch. Chinoe’s Adamant James in 1971 and 1972.

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Ada Nieves is a Certified Pet Fashion Designer by The Fashion Institute and Technology of NYC , Co-chair and Creative Director for the New York Pet Fashion Show, standing member of the Pet Fashion Professionals Association, an Animal Talent Manager and Pet Stylist that has been featured in TV programs like "CBS The David Letterman Show", "Anderson Cooper Show"," Martha Stewart TV Show", "From Underdog to Wonderdog""E! Ice Loves Coco","NBC 30 Rock" and "The MTV VMA animal reenactments" to name a few. 

Be a part of a Global “Live Story” coverage on Snapchat!

    Tens of Millions of Snapchat users may see you in this “Live Story”

              Purchase your "Best in Show" costume contest ticket today,
                       Or Purchase a General Admission Ticket
   And be a Global Star on the Runway, or at the Show for an amazing cause!

- "Best in Show" Costume Contest- includes entry to show- Ticket $95, 

- Pre-Show Single Ticket $50,  // At Door Single Ticket $60,

- Reserved table of (4) $300  // Single Seat Reserved on (10) Top $75 Per Person, 

- Reserved table 10 top $750,

                                          Click on the link below...
                      http://nypetfashionshow.com/index.php?id=buy-tickets ;

On February 9th Snapchat will be running a “Live Story” for the New York Pet Fashion Show. The story is set to be viewable by all Snapchat users across the globe. Snapchat would love for all of the
"Best in Show" contestants, Models, Designers, and Attendees to contribute to the live story - their journey to NYC, the prep on the day of and the happenings around the fashion show. All they need is your snapchat username, which you can email directly the producer at Snapchat  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Or you create your own Snapchat account today. Adam will share posting instructions and best practices for submitting to the story. Additionally, Snapchat will be onsite the day of the show and would love to meet up with contestants and pets for short 30 second interviews before the runway! 

                                           Click on the link below...
                      http://nypetfashionshow.com/index.php?id=buy-tickets ;
Co-Chairs Ada Nieves & Gregg Oehler invite you to the Best Show on Earth! 
     The 14th Annual New York Pet Fashion Show

          ~~~~~~~~~  "Global Couture For Animal Rescue" ~~~~~~~~

                  "World Fashion to Save our Animals & Honor our Planet"

                   Any Couture Fashion inspired by your favorite Designer,  
                     Country, Culture, Ethnicity,or City, Dress to Impress!
World Fashion from Scotland,  Italy, Spain, Korea, Egypt, India, Thailand,
France, UK, Mexico, USA, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Russia, and many more!

                    Special Appearance with the "Best of Broadway"
Hamilton,  Lion King, Wicked, Cats, Kinky Boots, Aladdin, Hello Dolly, Chicago

                    Thursday Feb 9th, 2017 6-11 Hotel Pennsylvania NYC
Limited tickets available to walk in the "Best in Show" Costume Contest, Reserved Seats, Reserved Tables by the Runway, General Admission,                                    Purchase your Tickets Today!  
            All Pets Attend FREE... Receive a Complimentary VIP Gift Bag!
                     Complimentary Food, Music,Cash Bar, Vendor Tables  

               Have you ever dreamed of walking in a fashion show?
                    Walk in the Fashion Show, or just come and enjoy!
                                        Click on the link below...                      http://nypetfashionshow.com/index.php?id=buy-tickets ;"Best in Show"  Costume Contest..you could be Crowned "Best in Show"
                            Buy your tickets today, limited availability,
                     Prizes and Gifts to the Costume Contest Winner!   
                Any Couture Fashion inspired by your favorite Designer,                                                     Country, Culture, Ethnicity, or City

                   A big thank you to our Best in Show Sponsors! 

     Please welcome Celebrity Pet Expert Harrison Forbes as our NEW MC

      To benefit the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals www.AnimalAlliancenyc.org   

            This is a Red Carpet eventwith approx 100+ media, 15+ film crews        Welcome to the largest pet fashion & animal rescue benefit in the country!

                            An Animal Rescue Benefit like No Other!

        ~~~~~~~~~~  "Global Couture For Animal Rescue" ~~~~~~~~~~~

                          World Fashion to Save our Animals & Honor our Planet!

The 2017 NYPS is a celebration and dedication to the Couture Style from around the World, to Rescue our Animals in need and Honor our Planet. Bring out your inner Style to help raise awareness! Enjoy music from around the World, Pop, Techno, Dance, Alternative, Hip-Hop, and more!


                           Dress to Impress!
                Any Couture Fashion inspired by your favorite Designer,  
                                Country, Culture, Ethnicity,or City
         Special Guest Appearances  with the "Best of Broadway"              



       Purchase reserved seating or general admission tickets and have the night of your life!

 2017 NY Pet Fashion Show Gold Paw Awards
 Humanitarian Award - Beth Shak-Leventhal   
Literary Book Award- Mark Winik, "The Dog Healers"

Vet of the Year - Dr. Natalie Marks

 Journalist Award - Steve Dale
 Pet Hero Award - Silvie Bordeaux, a Hero for Blind Dogs  e-book award - Elias Friedman


            The iconic New York Pet Fashion Show (NYPFS) which kicks off the Westminster Weekend and NY Fashion Week is the premier must see show of the year.  The NYPFS is being held at the Hotel Pennsylvania which caters to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show’s participants, attendees and media from all over the world. Join us in the beautiful  Penn Top Ballroom overlooking the city and Madison Square Garden.

The NY Pet Fashion Show  is an animal rescue benefit and a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the  Mayor's Alliance for NYC's  Animals ( 150 Alliance Partners)  that is dedicated to providing a higher quality of life & "Forever Homes" for our companion animals.

The NYPFS has had a National & International Media reach of 16 + Million.
Some of our 2016, 2015,2014  Media Affiliates included NBC News, MTV Style, Snapchat, Esquire,  Bravo,  USA Network,  Wall Street Journal,  USA Today,  New York Times,  Barons,  New Yorker magazine, TimeOut, Petside,  Boston.com,  US News & World Report, Sports Illustrated, CBS, ABC, Russian TV, Animal Planet, Cesar's Way Magazine (TV's Dog Whisperer), NY Post, TeddyHilton.com, CNN, Virgin Media, PetMD, Animal Nation, Chinese TV, Japanese TV, New York Post, , Pet Planet magazine, MSN, and over 500 websites across the US, many, many more! 

                             This Event will be recorded & Covered for all Media
                         TV, Print Press, Syndication, Social Media and Radio

                       Don't Miss (4) Spectacular Global Couture Runway Shows...

1.~Opening Show Introduction, Awards Ceremony Part 1- (7:00-7:15)
2.~World Fashion Presents: (7:15-7:45)
3.~Awards Ceremony Part 2- (8:00-8:15)

4.~World Fashion Presents: Part 2 (8:15-8:45)
4.~Best of Broadway (8:45-9:15)
5.~Best in Show Costume Contest - (9:30)Winner Announced at 10:00
 Any questions please email me Gregg Oehler This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

- "Best in Show" Costume Contest- includes entry to show- Ticket $95, 
- Pre-Show Single Ticket $50,  
- At Door Single Ticket $60,
- Reserved table of (4) $300 
- Single Seat Reserved on (10) Top $75 Per Person, 
- Reserved table 10 top $750,
            All Pets Attend FREE... Receive a Complimentary VIP Gift Bag!
                         complimentary food, music,cash bar, Vendor  Tables open 

 Buy Tickets Now -   http://nypetfashionshow.com/index.php?id=buy-tickets                    


Gregg R. Oehler
Chairman, NY Pet Fashion Show
Oehler Media Inc


Talkin' Pets News

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Jarrod Lazarus

Producer - Zach Budin

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Executive Producer - Bob Page

Reporter - Georgia Malpartida

Special Guests - Live from Australia, Author of "Venom Doc" Bryan Grieg Fry will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 2/4/17 at 5pm EST to discuss and give away his new book

Jerry Grymek - Doggie Concierge at Hotel Penn at 630pm EST to discuss our upcoming Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show broadcast live from NYC

WHAT: In advance of the 141st Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the three new breeds that are eligible to compete will be introduced at Madison Square Garden on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 11:00AM. The three breeds will compete for the first time at the World's Most Famous Arena during the annual competition, which will take place on Monday, February 13 and Tuesday, February 14, 2017. TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!
The three new breeds are:
  • the American Hairless Terrier
  • the Pumi
  • the Sloughi
Following the introduction of the three new breeds, several competitors representing the 2017 Masters Agility Championship will participate in an Agility demonstration. Additionally, a Puli from the Herding group, a French Bulldog from the Non-Sporting group and a Bengal cat will be onsite representing the AKC Meet the Breeds® event. The AKC Meet the Breeds® event and the Masters Agility Championship are part of the "Meet and Compete" event, which will be held on Saturday, February 11 at Piers 92/94. This year The International Cat Association (TICA) has joined with the American Kennel Club to host this family friendly event.
The Westminster Kennel Club is America's oldest organization dedicated to the sport of purebred dogs.  Established in 1877, Westminster's influence has been felt for more than a century through its famous all breed, benched dog show held every year at New York's Madison Square Garden. For information regarding all event schedules for Westminster Week and tickets go to www.westminsterkennelclub.org.
On Monday and Tuesday, February 13-14, The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show returns to Madison Square Garden for its 141st consecutive year. Tickets are on sale now and will be available through Ticketmaster Charge By Phone (1-866-858-0008) and all Ticketmaster Outlets. Tickets will also be available in person at the MSG Box Office and by visiting www.thegarden.com/dogshow.
WHEN:  Monday, January 30, 2017
11:00AM SHARP (Press Arrival Time: 10:30AM)
WHERE:  Madison Square Garden - Chase Square (Box Office Lobby)
(32nd Street and 7th Avenue)
For Westminster Kennel Club: Gail Miller Bisher/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./ (212) 213-3212
For Madison Square Garden: Grace Harris/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./ (610) 716-9301

Talkin' Pets News


Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo

Producer - Lexi Lapp

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Executive Producer - Bob Page

Special Guests - Author of "Lead with Your Heart" Lessons from a Life with Horses Allan J. Hamilton will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 1/21/17 at 5pm EST to discuss and give away his new book

Jerry Grymek - Doggie Concierge at Hotel Penn in New York City will join Jon at 621pm EST to discuss our live broadcast from the hotel lobby for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Elizabeth Sanders, Founder, HorseOPeace.com will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 1/21/17 at 630pm EST to discuss and give away her all-natural goat milk soaps

Talkin' Pets News

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Linda Register

Producer - Daisy Charlotte

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Executive Producer - Bob Page

Special Guests - Jane Sobel Klonsky, author of Unconditional Older Dogs, Deeper Love will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 1/14/17 at 5pm EST to discuss and give away her new book

Jerry Grymek - Doggie Concierge Hotel Penn New York City to discuss our live broadcast for Westminster at 620pm EST

CHRIS GLISSMAN, CEO OF MEOWIJUANA, LLC will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 1/14/17 at 630pm EST to discuss and giveaway his products for cats

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                  
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017                                                               
FS1, Nat Geo WILD & FOX Sports GO Combine to Showcase 'Westminster Week' With More Coverage than Ever Before
New York - With little more than a month until the world's top dogs converge upon New York City's Madison Square Garden to vie for the coveted title of Best in Show, FOX Sports today names its team of broadcasters who present the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on FS1 for the first time ever. Also announced today are the announcers calling breed judging on FOX Sports GO and Nat Geo WILD and the Master's Agility Championship on FS1, combining to make 2017 Westminster Week the most widely covered in the event's illustrious history.
Westminster Kennel Club Director of Communications Gail Miller Bisher provides expert analysis of the breeds alongside FOX Sports veteran announcer Chris Myers during the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 13 and 14 on FS1. Bisher brings to the telecast more than 30 years of experience in the dog world as a handler, writer and spokesperson. An AKC-licensed conformation judge, her background spans conformation, obedience and earthdog trial competitions. Myers has been a member of the FOX Sports family since 1998 and has called NFL, NASCAR, MLB and more for the network, and this February is part of FOX Sports' Super Bowl coverage for the fifth time in his impressive career.
Also contributing to FS1's inaugural coverage of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show are social media and backstage correspondent Katie Nolan, backstage reporter Karyn Bryant and host Jenny Taft. Nolan, host of the Emmy Award-winning original program GARBAGE TIME WITH KATIE NOLAN, is backstage with the dogs and their handlers as they get ready for their moment in the spotlight and monitors what's trending on social media. Bryant is also backstage and interviews the winners, while Taft sets the scene for viewers leading up to the action on the arena floor.
Play-by-play announcer Justin Kutcher, analyst Terry Simons and reporter Jennifer Hale return to call the Master's Agility Championship at Westminster. Kutcher is then joined by Paula Nykiel and Jason Hoke to announce breed judging at Piers 92 and 94, and Rachel Bonnetta serves as a FOX Sports Digital correspondent during breed, group and Best in Show judging. Nykiel and Hoke are both accomplished judges whose credentials include Hoke's appointment as Toy Group judge at the 140th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and Nykiel's position as Sporting Group judge at this year's event.
The 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is televised on FS1 for the first time in the event's history at 8:00 PM ET on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 13-14, live from New York City's Madison Square Garden. FS1, Nat Geo WILD and FOX Sports GO team up to provide more coverage of Westminster Week than ever before beginning Sunday, Feb. 12, at 8:00 PM ET with the Master's Agility Championship at Westminster on FS1. Nat Geo WILD and FOX Sports GO offer live coverage of breed judging from Piers 92 and 94 on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 13-14, from 8:30 AM-4:00 PM ET streaming on FOX Sports GO and from 2:00-4:00 PM ET on Nat Geo WILD. FOX Sports GO's breed coverage encompasses 10 individual rings streamed concurrently, of which viewers may select one or up to four through the Multi-View feature on desktop and select connected devices.
Content available on FOX Sports GO can be streamed live on FOXSportsGO.com or on the FOX Sports GO app, which can be downloaded from iTunes, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store. Streaming on FOX Sports GO is now available on several connected devices, including Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Xbox One, Android TV and Fire TV.
In July of 2015, FOX Sports and Westminster Kennel Club announced a 10-year agreement bringing Westminster Kennel Club's conformation show to FS1 and Nat Geo WILD beginning with this year's event. FS1 remains home to the Master's Agility Championship at Westminster through 2026.
For more information, including biographies and photography, visit  FOX Sports Press Pass.
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Westminster Kennel Club, 149 Madison Ave, Suite 402, New York, NY 10016
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