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RETIRED HISTORY TEACHER TO MAKE HISTORY WHEN SHE SELECTS BEST IN SHOW AT THE 145th ANNUAL WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW Accomplished Owner/Breeder/Handler to Judge at America’s Dog Show New York, NY — Mrs. Patricia Craige Trotter of Carmel, California, will judge Best in Show at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in February 2021. Mrs. Trotter brings extensive experience as an exhibitor and all-breed judge to the most prestigious judging assignment in the sport of purebred dogs. She piloted her Vin-Melca Norwegian Elkhounds to an unprecedented 11 Westminster Hound Group wins. Anchoring Westminster Week this iconic annual dog show has been held continuously in New York City since 1877. Mrs. Trotter registered her first litter of Vin-Melca Norwegian Elkhounds in 1951 and her most recent litter in 2020. All her breeding stock descends from her original bitch acquired in 1949 from an expert bear hunter. Her breeding program produced the top sire and dam in the breed’s history as well as the breed’s top winners, including Ch. Vin-Melca's Vagabond who became top dog all breeds in 1970. Mrs. Trotter also handled top ten all-breed dogs on 10 different occasions while teaching eighth grade U.S. history in Carmel, CA. In addition, 42 Vin-Melca Norwegian Elkhounds have won all-breed best in show honors to date. Mrs. Trotter achieved more recognition for her role in the fancy with the Gaines Girl Show Dog Fancier award in 1952, the AKC Hound Breeder of the Year award in 2004, and the AKC Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 as well as the Anne Rogers Clark Purina Pro Plan Hall of Fame award. She retired from teaching when she married Charles Trotter of Nashville, Tennessee in 1994 and joined him in judging dogs across the country. As a judge, Mrs. Trotter believes the true purpose of the dog show is to select breeding stock. By working in concert with each other, she believes breeders and judges can continually improve all breeds. Mrs. Trotter is approved to judge all breeds, groups, and best in show. She judged the 2009 and 2019 Hound groups. This will be her fifth judging assignment at Westminster. Seven Group Judges will select their picks for the Best in Show competition over two nights at Madison Square Garden. On Monday, Feb. 15, 2021 the following judges will select the group winners to advance to the Best in Show competition. Mr. Jamie Hubbard of Bloomington, Indiana, for the Hound Group; Mrs. June A. Penta of Greensburg, Pennsylvania for the Toy Group; Dr. John A. Reeve-Newson of Toronto, Ontario, Canada for the Non-Sporting Group; and Mr. William P. Shelton of Pomona, California for the Herding Group. On Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 the following judges will select the remaining three group winners to advance to Best in Show. Mr. Frank Kane of North Yorkshire, United Kingdom, for the Sporting Group; Ms. Judy A. Harrington, of Monson, Massachusetts, for the Working Group; and Mr. William F. Potter II of St. Louis, Missouri, for the Terrier Group. The Best Junior Handler award will be decided on Tuesday, Feb. 16 by Junior Showmanship Finals Judge Ms. Dylan Kipp Keith of Spring, Texas. This will be the 88th year the finals will be held at Madison Square Garden. The eight junior showmanship finalists will be determined in preliminary rounds by judges Mrs. Elizabeth Jordan-Nelson of Sacramento, California, and Ms. Jennifer Reed of Carmel, California. The 8th Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021 will be judged by Mr. Andrew Dicker of Reading, Berkshire, England and Ms. Lori Sage of Oregon City, Oregon. Mrs. Louise Botko of Minneapolis, Minnesota, will officiate for the 6th Annual Masters Obedience Championship at Westminster. All Westminster Week events are presented by Purina Pro Plan®. Pending American Kennel Club approval, the judging panel for the Best of Breed or Variety competitions includes: SPORTING BREEDS (34) Ms. Pamela Bruce of Welland, Ontario, Canada: American Water Spaniels, Boykin Spaniels, Clumber Spaniels, Cocker Spaniels (all Varieties), English Cocker Spaniels, English Springer Spaniels Field Spaniels, Irish Water Spaniels, Sussex Spaniels, Welsh Springer Spaniels. Mr. Dan Ericsson of Enkoping, Sweden: Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers. Mr. David L. Kittredge of Rochester, NY: Barbets, Brittanys, Lagotti Romagnoli, Nederlandse Kooikerhondjes, Pointers, Vizslas, Weimaraners, Wirehaired Pointing Griffons, Wirehaired Vizslas. Ms. Bonnie P. Threlfall of Cary, NC: Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Curly-Coated Retrievers, Flat-Coated Retrievers, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, Spinoni Italiani. Mrs. Robyn Joy Wallis of Victoria, Australia: English Setters, German Shorthaired Pointers, German Wirehaired Pointers, Gordon Setters, Irish Setters, Irish Red and White Setters. HOUND BREEDS (35) Ms. Pamela Bruce of Welland, Ontario, Canada: American English Coonhounds, American Foxhounds, Black and Tan Coonhounds, Bloodhounds, Bluetick Coonhounds, Cirnechi dell'Etna, English Foxhounds, Norwegian Elkhounds, Otterhounds, Redbone Coonhounds, Treeing Walker Coonhounds. Hon. James G. Phinizy of Acworth, NH: Irish Wolfhounds, Scottish Deerhounds. Mrs. Jan Swayze-Curry of Columbia, KY: Afghan Hounds, Dachshunds (all Varieties). Mr. Harold Tatro, III of Crowley, TX: Azawakhs, Borzois, Greyhounds, Ibizan Hounds, Pharaoh Hounds, Salukis, Sloughis, Whippets. Ms. Bonnie P. Threlfall of Cary, NC: Harriers, Plotts, Portuguese Podengo Pequenos, Rhodesian Ridgebacks. Mrs. Robyn Joy Wallis of Victoria, Australia: Basenjis, Basset Hounds, Beagles (both Varieties), Grand Basset Griffon Vendéens, Petit Basset Griffon Vendéens. WORKING BREEDS (31) Mr. Johan Becerra-Hernandez of San Juan, Puerto Rico: Bernese Mountain Dogs, Doberman Pinschers, Dogo Argentinos, Newfoundlands, Samoyeds. Mr. Dana P. Cline of Hodges, SC: Akitas, Alaskan Malamutes, Anatolian Shepherd Dogs, Cane Corsos, Komondorok, Kuvaszok, Leonbergers, Neapolitan Mastiffs, Rottweilers, Saint Bernards, Tibetan Mastiffs. Ms. Evalyn Gregory of Louisville, KY: Boxers. Mr. David J. Kirkland of Sanford, NC: Giant Schnauzers, Standard Schnauzers. Mr. Glen Lajeski of Cloverdale, CA: Bullmastiffs, German Pinschers, Great Danes, Mastiffs. Ms. Kimberly Anne Meredith of Pleasant Hill, CA: Black Russian Terriers, Boerboels, Chinooks, Great Pyrenees, Portuguese Water Dogs, Siberian Huskies. Ms. Sharon Ann Redmer of Whitmore Lake, MI: Dogues de Bordeaux, Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs. TERRIER BREEDS (32) Mr. Dan Ericsson of Enkoping, Sweden: Airedale Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Bull Terriers (both Varieties), Smooth Fox Terriers, Wire Fox Terriers, Parson Russell Terriers, Rat Terriers, Russell Terriers, Scottish Terriers, Sealyham Terriers, West Highland White Terriers. Mr. David J. Kirkland of Sanford, NC: Miniature Schnauzers. Mrs. Knowlton A. Reynders of Newbury, NH: American Hairless Terriers, Australian Terriers, Bedlington Terriers, Cairn Terriers, Cesky Terriers, Dandie Dinmont Terriers, Glen of Imaal Terriers, Irish Terriers, Miniature Bull Terriers, Norfolk Terriers, Norwich Terriers, Skye Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Standard Manchester Terriers, Welsh Terriers. Ms. Bonnie P. Threlfall of Cary, NC: Border Terriers, Kerry Blue Terriers, Lakeland Terriers, Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers. TOY BREEDS (23) Mr. Sei-ichiro Ishimaru of Tokyo, Japan: Brussels Griffons, Chinese Cresteds, English Toy Spaniels (both Varieties), Havanese, Italian Greyhounds, Japanese Chin, Shih Tzu, Toy Manchester Terriers. Ms. Evalyn Gregory of Louisville, KY: Affenpinschers, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Maltese, Miniature Pinschers, Toy Fox Terriers. Mr. Glen Lajeski of Cloverdale, CA: Papillons, Pekingese, Pomeranians, Toy Poodles. Mr. George Milutinovich of Fresno, CA: Chihuahuas (both Varieties), Pugs, Silky Terriers, Yorkshire Terriers. NON-SPORTING BREEDS (21) Mr. Johan Becerra-Hernandez of San Juan, Puerto Rico: Bichon Frises, Chow Chows, Lowchen, Norwegian Lundehunds, Shiba Inu, Tibetan Terriers, Xoloitzcuintlis. Mr. Carl E. Gomes of Bronx, NY: Boston Terriers, Finnish Spitz. Ms. Evalyn Gregory of Louisville, KY: Dalmatians, Lhasa Apsos, Tibetan Spaniels. Mr. David J. Kirkland of Sanford, NC: Bulldogs, French Bulldogs. Mr. Glen Lajeski of Cloverdale, CA: Miniature Poodles, Standard Poodles. Mrs. Molly Martin of Pike Road, AL: American Eskimo Dogs, Chinese Shar-Pei, Cotons de Tulear, Keeshonden, Schipperkes. HERDING BREEDS (32) Mr. Johan Becerra-Hernandez of San Juan, Puerto Rico: Bearded Collies, Border Collies, German Shepherd Dogs. Mr. Dana P. Cline of Hodges, SC: Australian Cattle Dogs, Bouvier des Flanders, Collies (both Varieties), Entlebucher Mountain Dogs, Finnish Lapphunds, Pulik, Pumik, Pyrenean Shepherds, Shetland Sheepdogs, Spanish Water Dogs, Swedish Vallhunds. Mr. David J. Kirkland of Sanford, NC: Australian Shepherds, Belgian Laekenois, Miniature American Shepherds. Mrs. Sheree Moses Combs of Wardensville, WV: Beaucerons, Bergamasco Sheepdogs, Berger Picards, Briards, Canaan Dogs, Icelandic Sheepdogs, Norwegian Buhunds, Old English Sheepdogs, Polish Lowland Sheepdogs. Ms. Sharon Ann Redmer of Whitmore Lake, MI: Belgian Malinois, Belgian Sheepdogs, Belgian Tervuren, Cardigan Welsh Corgis, Pembroke Welsh Corgis. ### The Westminster Kennel Club, established in 1877, is America's oldest organization dedicated to the sport of purebred dogs. Westminster's influence has been felt for more than a century through its famous all-breed, benched dog show held annually in New York City. Each year, over 200 dog breeds and varieties — highlighting preservation breeders and purpose-bred dogs — are eligible to compete in the dog show at Pier 94. Best of Breed winners advance to the Group and Best in Show competitions at Madison Square Garden. America's Dog Show has expanded into Westminster Week, which includes the Masters Agility Championship at Westminster and the Masters Obedience Championship at Westminster, both held at Pier 94. Nearly 3,000 dogs entered from around the world compete in these events, making Westminster Week like no other. WESTMINSTER. There's only one.(R) Follow us, @WKCDOGS, or visit: westminsterkennelclub.org.
This week we are diving into our videos with Dachshunds. Learn what makes a Dachshund a Dachshund, see 2020 judging and more.
Best of Breed Minute
 
Did you know that the Dachshund was originally bred to hunt underground? Learn more about this very popular Hound breed in the Westminster Best of Breed Minute.
Wirehaired Dachshunds at the 2020 WKC Dog Show
 
Watch the Wirehaired Dachshund breed competition and the other Dachshund varieties compete for Best of Breed at the 144th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on our YouTube channel. 
From the Road to WKC
 
Professional Handlers, Maddie and Adam Peterson are on their #RoadtoWKC. What is it like to work and travel together across the country to dog shows?
Throwback to the Dachshund National Specialty
 
A “National” is an annual event where handlers of the same breed bring their dogs to compete. What is it like to win at a National? We caught Randy right after her big win. ‬
Conversations with Veterinarian, Deneice L. Van Hook 
 
Keeping your dog at a healthy weight is the key to a long and happy life. We spoke with Deneice L. Van Hook DVM to learn tips to keeping your dog healthy.
Want more videos?
Check out the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show YouTube Channel.
WESTMINSTER. There's Only One. ®
To see and learn more go to: westminsterkennelclub.org
This week we are diving into all of our videos with Boxers. Learn what makes a Boxer a Boxer, see 2020 judging and more.
Best of Breed Minute
 
Get to know the Boxer with Gail Miller Bisher in our Westminster Kennel Club Best of Breed Minute.
Boxers at the 2020 WKC Dog Show
 
Watch over 40 Boxers compete for Best of Breed at the 144th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
From the Road to WKC
 
Professional Handler and long time Boxer breeder, Wendy Bettis won Best Junior Handler at the WKC Dog Show in 1986. She has some valuable advice for any up and coming Junior Handler looking to be involved in Dog Shows. 
From The WKC Archives
 
Meet Biff, a Boxer, and the winner of the 1994 Working Group at the WKC Dog Show. In "Life Stories: Profiles from The New Yorker," Biff was described as "...very, very personable. He has a je ne sais quoi that's really special."
That Group One Feeling
 
 Professional Handler Diego Garcia and his Boxer, Devlin, won the Working Group at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Find out why winning the group at the WKC Dog Show was so special to Diego. 
Want more videos?
Check out the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Youtube Channel.
WESTMINSTER. There's Only One. ®
To see and learn more go to: westminsterkennelclub.org

Talkin' Pets News

February 15, 2020

Host - Jon Patch

Co-host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celestial Custom Dog Services

Producer - Lexi Adams

Reporter - Dan Adams

Network Producer - Darian Sims

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guest - Jerry Grymek - Doggie Concierge at Hotel Penn in NYC - post conversation of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show remote broadcast.

Talkin' Pets February 8, 2020
Host - Jon Patch
Co-host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celestial Custom Dog Services
Producer - Bob Page
Network Producer - Darian Sims
Photographer - Jan Flegeau
Special Guests - Jerry Grymek, Doggie Concierge at Hotel Penn NYC will join Jon and Talkin' Pets Saturday 5-8pm ET to discuss his pet friendly hotel & Westminster
Gail Miller Bisher, Director of Communications for the Westminster Kennel Club will join Jon & Talkin' Pets at Hotel Penn Saturday at 5PM ET to discuss the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Ada Nieves, Pet World Fashionista will join Jon & Talkin' Pets at Hotel Penn Saturday at 530pm ET to discuss their NYC Pet Fashion Show and her world of fashion pets including the Chihuahua from the movie Hustlers with Jennifer Lopez
Bash Dibra, Author and Celebrity Dog Trainer will join Jon & Talkin' Pets live from Hotel Penn Saturday at 630pm ET to discuss making your dog a show dog and better behaved also regarding The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Jane Bright from Survivor on CBS and national dog trainer will join Jon at 710pm ET
Alan Fausel, New York City's Executive Director of the Dog Museum will join Jon & Talkin' Pets live from Hotel Penn to discuss the latest at the museum

THE 144th ANNUAL WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW 

EXPANDS TO THREE DAYS IN NEW YORK CITY 

 

Debut Breed Azawakh Joins 204 Breeds Including the Top Three Breeds per Day Dachshunds, Poodles, and Golden Retrievers at America’s Dog Show

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NEW YORK – The Westminster Kennel Club welcomes 204 breeds and varieties among 2,630 entries from 49 states and 19 other countries to its expanded three-day dog show featuring the top three breeds per day—Dachshunds, Poodles, and Golden Retrievers—at Pier 94 in New York City from Sunday to Tuesday, Feb. 9-11, 2020. America’s longest continuously held dog show culminates with Best in Show awarded Tuesday evening during the live three-hour broadcast on FS1 from Madison Square Garden. 

 

Westminster Week kicks off with the Masters Agility Championship on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 with 330 entries followed by the iconic, all-breed, benched dog show including the Junior Showmanship competition with 108 entries. The Masters Obedience Championship with 22 entries will be held on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020.

 

Dachshunds dominate on Sunday with 55 entries (all varieties) during the Hound breeds judging. Historically bred to hunt badgers because of their tenacious hunting spirit and good nose, today’s dogs excel at assisting police with tracking duties and competing with their owners in Earthdog events.  

 

Poodles are paramount on Monday with 43 entries (all varieties) during the Non-Sporting and Toy breeds judging. Originally purpose-bred as a retrieving water dog, the Poodle still retains that job today as well as being a wonderful companion and superstar in the Obedience and Agility rings. 

 

Golden Retrievers grab the top spot on Tuesday with 48 entries during the Sporting breeds judging. Preservation breeders of this traditional bird hunter and field worker are maintaining the breed’s unique characteristics which make them valuable in today’s society as heroes in search-and-rescue work, amazing comfort dogs in the aftermath of tragedy, and brilliant guide dogs for the blind. 

 

Joining the Westminster roster of breeds for the first time is the Azawakh with 6 entries. This slender sighthound and ancient companion of desert-roaming nomads will debut on Sunday during the Hound breeds judging. 

 

The 144th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Sunday-Tuesday, Feb. 9-11, 2020 / Pier 94 / Madison Square Garden 

 

There are 2,630 dogs representing 204 breeds and varieties from 49 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico with the most dogs from California (238), followed by New York (208), Pennsylvania (175), New Jersey (156), Florida (153), Texas (124), and Massachusetts (114). They include Junior Showmanship qualifiers (108) and 101 entries from 19 other countries, topped by Canada (63), Japan (11), and South Korea (5). The farthest entries are from Australia (2) and Thailand (2).

Dog Show Breed Entries by Group 

Sporting (442): Brittanys (19), Lagotti Romagnoli (10), Nederlandse Kooikerhondjes (5), Pointers (17), Pointers (German Shorthaired) (28), Pointers (German Wirehaired) (9), Retrievers (Chesapeake Bay) (13), Retrievers (Curly-Coated) (6), Retrievers (Flat-Coated) (23), Retrievers (Golden) (48), Retrievers (Labrador) (44), Retrievers (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling) (15), Setters (English) (16), Setters (Gordon) (8), Setters (Irish) (14), Setters (Irish Red and White) (11), Spaniels (American Water) (2), Spaniels (Boykin) (5), Spaniels (Clumber) (9), Spaniels (Cocker) A.S.C.O.B. (8), Spaniels (Cocker) Black (9), Spaniels (Cocker) Parti-Color (7), Spaniels (English Cocker) (11), Spaniels (English Springer) (29), Spaniels (Field) (9), Spaniels (Irish Water) (4), Spaniels (Sussex) (7), Spaniels (Welsh Springer) (7), Spinoni Italiani (13), Vizslas (17), Weimaraners (10), Wirehaired Pointing Griffons (5), Wirehaired Vizslas (4).

 

Hound (361): Afghan Hounds (17), American English Coonhounds (2), American Foxhounds (4), Azawakhs (6), Basenjis (13), Basset Hounds (8), Beagles, (13”) (9), Beagles, (15”) (18), Black and Tan Coonhounds (5), Bloodhounds (7), Bluetick Coonhounds (5), Borzois (16), Cirnechi dell'Etna (10), Dachshunds (Longhaired) (16), Dachshunds (Smooth) (23), Dachshunds (Wirehaired) (16), English Foxhounds (1), Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens (3), Greyhounds (9), Harriers (2), Ibizan Hounds (12), Irish Wolfhounds (13), Norwegian Elkhounds (8), Otterhounds (5), Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens (14), Pharaoh Hounds (12), Plotts (7), Portuguese Podengo Pequenos (15), Redbone Coonhounds (7), Rhodesian Ridgebacks (28), Salukis (12), Scottish Deerhounds (6), Sloughis (1), Treeing Walker Coonhounds (8), Whippets (23).

 

Working (399): Akitas (6), Alaskan Malamutes (10), Anatolian Shepherd Dogs (6), Bernese Mountain Dogs (30), Black Russian Terriers (15), Boerboels (5), Boxers (15), Bullmastiffs (16), Cane Corsos (19), Doberman Pinschers (17), Dogues de Bordeaux (8), German Pinschers (4), Giant Schnauzers (15), Great Danes (26), Great Pyrenees (11), Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs (10), Komondorok (1), Kuvaszok (4), Leonbergers (17), Mastiffs (14), Neapolitan Mastiffs (10), Newfoundlands (19), Portuguese Water Dogs (16), Rottweilers (22), St. Bernards (8), Samoyeds (26), Siberian Huskies (22), Standard Schnauzers (15), Tibetan Mastiffs (12).

 

Terrier (314): Airedale Terriers (14), American Hairless Terriers (6), American Staffordshire Terriers (10), Australian Terriers (10), Bedlington Terriers (11), Border Terriers (15), Bull Terriers (Colored) (3), Bull Terriers (White) (2), Cairn Terriers (15), Cesky Terriers (3), Dandie Dinmont Terriers (3), Fox Terriers (Smooth) (15), Fox Terriers (Wire) (12), Glen of Imaal Terriers (4), Irish Terriers (6), Kerry Blue Terriers (18), Lakeland Terriers (7), Manchester Terriers (Standard) (11), Miniature Bull Terriers (11), Miniature Schnauzers (16), Norfolk Terriers (9), Norwich Terriers (14), Parson Russell Terriers (6), Rat Terriers (8), Russell Terriers (14), Scottish Terriers (14), Sealyham Terriers (9), Skye Terriers (3), Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers (10), Staffordshire Bull Terriers (12), Welsh Terriers (5), West Highland White Terriers (18).

 

Toy (359): Affenpinschers (10), Brussels Griffons (14), Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (34), Chihuahuas (Long Coat) (19), Chihuahuas (Smooth Coat) (16), Chinese Cresteds (28), English Toy Spaniels (Blenheim & Prince Charles) (3), English Toy Spaniels (King Charles & Ruby) (3), Havanese (19), Italian Greyhounds (12), Japanese Chin (9), Maltese (12), Manchester Terriers (Toy) (9), Miniature Pinschers (11), Papillons (22), Pekingese (11), Pomeranians (27), Poodles (Toy) (11), Pugs (32), Shih Tzu (17), Silky Terriers (9), Toy Fox Terriers (7), Yorkshire Terriers (24). 

 

Non-Sporting (261): American Eskimo Dogs (9), Bichons Frises (26), Boston Terriers (24), Bulldogs (8), Chinese Shar-Pei (10), Chow Chows (11), Cotons de Tulear (6), Dalmatians (16), Finnish Spitz (8), French Bulldogs (32), Keeshonden (10), Lhasa Apsos (10), Lowchen (5), Norwegian Lundehunds (3), Poodles (Miniature) (11), Poodles (Standard) (21), Schipperkes (6), Shiba Inu (9), Tibetan Spaniels (10), Tibetan Terriers (16), Xoloitzcuintli (10).

 

Herding (364): Australian Cattle Dogs (10), Australian Shepherds (28), Bearded Collies (18), Beaucerons (10), Belgian Malinois (12), Belgian Sheepdogs (4), Belgian Tervuren (13), Bergamasco Sheepdogs (7), Berger Picards (13), Border Collies (24), Bouviers des Flandres (5), Briards (6), Canaan Dogs (4), Cardigan Welsh Corgis (19), Collies (Rough) (18), Collies (Smooth) (11), Entlebucher Mountain Dogs (2), Finnish Lapphunds (10), German Shepherd Dogs (13), Icelandic Sheepdogs (7), Miniature American Shepherds (28), Norwegian Buhunds (7), Old English Sheepdogs (8), Pembroke Welsh Corgis (25), Polish Lowland Sheepdogs (11), Pulik (6), Pumik (9), Pyrenean Shepherds (7), Shetland Sheepdogs (17), Spanish Water Dogs (9), Swedish Vallhunds (3).

 

Dog Show Entries by Location

States (49): Alaska (8), Alabama (23), Arkansas (11), Arizona (18), California (238), Colorado (48), Connecticut (99), Delaware (18), Florida (153), Georgia (68), Hawaii (10), Idaho (14), Illinois (58), Indiana (37), Iowa (15), Kansas (10), Kentucky (31), Louisiana (22), Maine (6), Maryland (75), Massachusetts (114), Michigan (77), Minnesota (38), Mississippi (6), Missouri (31), Montana (6), Nebraska (4), Nevada (15), New Hampshire (17), New Jersey (156), New Mexico (3), New York (208), North Carolina (79), Ohio (103), Oklahoma (21), Oregon (17), Pennsylvania (175), Rhode Island (18), South Carolina (44), South Dakota (3), Tennessee (45), Texas (124), Utah (6), Vermont (12), Virginia (103), Washington (81), West Virginia (6), Wisconsin (46), Wyoming (1). Other: Washington D.C. (8), Puerto Rico (1).

 

Other Countries (19): Argentina (2), Australia (2), Belgium (1), Bermuda (1), Brazil (2), Canada (63), Chile (2), Columbia (1), Costa Rica (1), Croatia (1), Germany (1), Guatemala (1), Japan (11), Lithuania (2), Mexico (2), Russia (1), South Korea (5), Sweden (1), and Thailand (1).

 

7th Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 at Pier 94

 

There are 330 dogs entered representing 71 breeds and 35 states with the most coming from New York (49), New Jersey (47), Pennsylvania (24), Ohio (23), and Virginia (23). The top five entries are Border Collies (44), Shetland Sheepdogs (32), Golden Retrievers (25), All-American Dogs (23), and Papillons (21).

 

Agility Entries by Breed

Breeds (71): All-American Dogs (23), American Eskimo Dogs (2), American Hairless Terriers (1), American Staffordshire Terriers (1), Australian Cattle Dogs (1), Australian Shepherds (19), Beaucerons (1), Bedlington Terriers (1), Belgian Malinois (1), Belgian Tervuren (2), Berger Picards (1), Bichons Frises (5), Border Collies (44), Borzoi (1), Boston Terriers (5), Boxers (5), Boykin Spaniels (1), Brittanys (1), Bull Terriers (1), Cardigan Welsh Corgis (2), Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (5), Chesapeake Bay Retrievers (1), Chinese Cresteds (4), Cocker Spaniels (8), Cotons de Tulear (1), Dachshunds (2), Dalmatians (4), Danish Swedish Farmdogs (2), Doberman Pinschers (2), English Cocker Spaniels (2), English Springer Spaniels (5), Fox Terriers (1), German Shepherd Dogs (2), German Shorthaired Pointers (1), Golden Retrievers (25), Havanese (2), Icelandic Sheepdogs (1), Irish Red & White Setters (1), Irish Setters (1) Keeshonden (1), Kerry Blue Terriers (1), Labrador Retrievers (10), Maltese (1), Manchester Terriers (3), Miniature American Shepherds (10), Miniature Pinschers (2), Miniature Schnauzers (5), Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers (4), Papillons (21), Parson Russell Terriers (2), Pembroke Welsh Corgis (5), Pomeranians (3), Poodles (14), Portuguese Water Dogs (1), Pugs (1), Rat Terriers (2), Rhodesian Ridgebacks (1), Rottweilers (2), Rough Collies (2), Salukis (1), Scottish Terriers (3), Shetland Sheepdogs (32), Shiba Inu (2), Siberian Huskies (3), Soft-Coated Wheaton Terriers (1), Toy Fox Terriers (1), Vizslas (3), Weimaraners (1), Welsh Terriers (1), West Highland White Terriers (2), Wire Fox Terriers (1), and Yorkshire Terriers (1). 

 

Agility Entries by Location

States (35): Alabama (1) Arizona (1), California (13), Colorado (1), Connecticut (21), Delaware (2), Florida (9), Georgia (3), Illinois (10), Indiana (5), Kentucky (2), Maine (1), Massachusetts (27), Maryland (7), Michigan (6), Minnesota (2), Missouri (2), North Carolina (8), Nebraska (1), New Hampshire (11), New Jersey (47), New Mexico (3), Nevada (1), New York (49), Ohio (23), Pennsylvania (24), Rhode Island (2), South Carolina (2),Tennessee (4), Texas (6), Virginia (23), Vermont (3), Washington (3), Wisconsin (2), West Virginia (4), and Canada (1). 

 

***As of January 3, 2020 we have reached 330 entries. The Agility entry numbers are subject to change until the secondary cancellation date of January 20, 2020.***

 
 

5th Annual Masters Obedience Championship at Westminster Entries

Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 at Pier 94

 

There are 22 dogs entered from 13 states led by New Jersey (6) and Illinois (3). The top breeds are Border Collies (8) and Labrador Retrievers (3).

 

Obedience Entries by Breed

Breeds (10): Belgian Tervuren (2), Border Collies (8), German Shepherd Dogs (1), Miniature American Shepherds (1), Papillons (1), Poodles (2), Retrievers (Golden) (2), Retrievers (Labrador) (3), Shetland Sheepdogs (1) and Spaniels (English Springer) (1).

 

Obedience Entries by Location

States (13): Connecticut (2), Florida (1), Georgia (2), Illinois (3), Indiana (1), Iowa (1), Maryland (1), Minnesota (1), New Jersey (6), Ohio (1), Pennsylvania (1), Texas (1), and West Virginia (1).

 
 

 *** All entry counts are subject to final AKC audit ***

 

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The Westminster Kennel Club, established in 1877, is America's oldest organization dedicated to the sport of purebred dogs. Westminster's influence has been felt for more than a century through its famous all-breed, benched dog show held annually in New York City. Each year, 205 dog breeds and varieties — highlighting preservation breeders and purpose-bred dogs — are eligible to compete in the dog show at Pier 94. Best of Breed winners advance to the Group and Best in Show competitions at Madison Square Garden. America's Dog Show has expanded into Westminster Week, which includes the Masters Agility Championship at Westminster and the Masters Obedience Championship at Westminster, both held at Pier 94. Nearly 3,000 dogs entered from around the world compete in these events, making Westminster Week like no other. Westminster. There's only one.(R)  Follow us, @WKCDOGS, or visit: westminsterkennelclub.org.

 

 
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144th ANNUAL WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW
 
Robert “Bob” Slay Tops Judging Panel at America’s Dog Show
 
 
New York, NY — Mr. Robert H. Slay of Cary, North Carolina has been given the most prestigious judging assignment in the sport of purebred dogs — deciding who will be the Best in Show winner at the 144th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden. Mr. Slay brings extensive experience and dog knowledge to the sport. Anchoring Westminster Week this iconic annual dog show has been held continuously in New York City since 1877.
Mr. Slay grew up in Southeastern Mississippi where his family owned a working farm and he gained respect and appreciation for several types of hunting dogs. Although he has owned several different breeds, he loved, bred and handled champion German Shepherd Dogs for many years. In 1964, while stationed in Charleston, South Carolina as an ensign in the United States Navy, he purchased his first German Shepherd Dog. She easily achieved her American Kennel Club championship and Mr. Slay was forever hooked on the sport. He was married to the late Jane Vassar “Candye” Slay and has one son and two grandchildren. 
 
Mr. Slay is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and the United States Naval Officers Candidate School. He served five years on active duty afterwards obtaining the rank of Commander in the Naval Reserves. In addition, he also attended the Yale University School of Executive Management Leadership Program. He has always been active in his community. Mr. Slay was elected to public office for three terms serving as chairman of one of the largest public-school systems in South Carolina. He chaired a United States Department of Energy Advisory Board for five years and served several years as the South Carolina State Chairman of the Morris Animal Foundation. He was also a member of the original steering committee for the AKC Museum of the Dog. In 1983, the North Carolina governor awarded his highest honor to Mr. Slay by inducting him into the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Society for service to his state and community.
 
Employed by the American Kennel Club for 18 years, Mr. Slay served as an Executive Field Representative and later as a Vice-President. While at the AKC he was responsible for the development and implementation of AKC's first DNA programs in support of registration and pedigrees. He retired from AKC in 2004 to resume his judging career. Mr. Slay has served as president and show chairman for several all-breed and specialty dog clubs. He was first approved to judge in 1979 and has judged extensively throughout the United States and overseas.
 
Mr. Slay judged the Westminster Herding Group in 2009 and the Working Group in 2018.This will be his eighth judging assignment at Westminster. 
 
Seven Group Judges will select their picks for the Best in Show competition over two nights at Madison Square Garden.
 
On Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 the following judges will select the group winners to advance to the Best in Show competition. Ms. Marjorie Martorella of Millstone Township, New Jersey for the Hound Group; Mrs. Doris Cozart of Denton, Texas for the Toy Group; Mr. Allen L. Odom of Denver, Colorado for the Non-Sporting Group; and Mrs. Shirley D. Limoges of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada for the Herding Group.
 
On Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 the following judges will select the remaining three group winners to advance to Best in Show. Ms. Theresa L. Hundt of Sandy Hook, Connecticut for the Sporting Group; Mr. Jay Richardson of Elgin, Illinois for the Working Group; and Mr. Norman B. Kenney of Cross Roads, Texas for the Terrier Group.
 
The Best Junior Handler award will be decided on Tuesday, Feb. 11 by Junior Showmanship Finals Judge Mrs. Valerie Nunes-Atkinson of Temecula, California. This will be the 87th year the finals will be held at Madison Square Garden. The eight junior showmanship finalists will be determined in preliminary rounds by judges Mrs. Sioux Forsyth-Green of Pinehurst, South Carolina and Mrs. Marianne “Tuni” Conti of Oxford, Connecticut.
 
The 7th Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 will be judged by Ms. Sue Barnett of Avon, Connecticut and Ms. Lavonda L. Herring of LaGrangeville, New York. Mr. John D. Landis of Hellertown, Pennsylvania will officiate for the 5th Annual Masters Obedience Championship at Westminster.
 
All Westminster Week events are presented by Purina Pro Plan®.
 
Pending American Kennel Club approval, the judging panel for the Best of Breed or Variety competitions includes:
 
SPORTING BREEDS (33)
 
Mr. Kenneth E. Berg of Moraga, CA: Brittanys, German Wirehaired Pointers, Flat-Coated Retrievers, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, Spinoni Italiani, Wirehaired Pointing Griffons.    
 
Mr. Edd E. Bivin of Fort Worth, TX: English Cocker Spaniels, English Springer Spaniels.
 
Mr. Michael Faulkner of Center Cross, VA: Nederlandse Kooikerhondjes, American Water Spaniels, Boykin Spaniels, Clumber Spaniels, Cocker Spaniels (all Varieties), Field Spaniels, Irish Water Spaniels.
 
Mrs. Souix Forsyth-Green of Pinehurst, NC: Pointers, German Shorthaired Pointers,
 
Ms. Sydney LeBlanc Good of Sarasota, FL: English Setters, Irish Setters, Vizslas, Weimaraners, Wirehaired Vizslas.
 
Mrs. Linda Hurlebaus of Palmetto, GA: Gordon Setters, Irish Red and White Setters, Sussex Spaniels, Welsh Springer Spaniels.
 
Mr. Sergio Scarpellini of Gazzaniga, Italy: Lagotti Romagnoli, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Curly-Coated Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers.
 
HOUND BREEDS (35)
 
Mrs. Gretchen Bernardi of Edwardsville, IL: Borzois, Greyhounds, Ibizan Hounds, Irish Wolfhounds, Salukis, Scottish Deerhounds.
 
Mr. Edmund Dziuk of Columbia, MO: Basenjis, Basset Hounds, Beagles (both Varieties), Dachshunds (all Varieties).
 
Ms. Sydney LeBlanc Good of Sarasota, FL: Whippets.
 
Mrs. Linda Hurlebaus of Palmetto, GA: Grand Basset Griffon Vendéens, Harriers, Norwegian Elkhounds, Otterhounds, Petit Basset Griffon Vendéens, Pharaoh Hounds, Portuguese Podengo Pequenos.
 
Dr. Eric Liebes of Peyton, CO: American English Coonhounds, American Foxhounds, Black and Tan Coonhounds, Bloodhounds, Bluetick Coonhounds, English Foxhounds, Plotts, Redbone Coonhounds, Sloughis, Treeing Walker Coonhounds.
 
Ms. Betty-Anne Stenmark of Grass Valley, CA: Afghan Hounds, Azawakhs, Cirnechi dell'Enta, Rhodesian Ridgebacks.
 
WORKING BREEDS (30)
 
Mrs. Eva E. Berg of Moraga, CA: Doberman Pinschers, Dogues de Bordeaux, German Pinschers, Great Danes, Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs.
 
Mr. Edd E. Bivin of Fort Worth, TX: Boerboels, Bullmastiffs, Mastiffs, Rottweilers.
 
Mrs. Linda Hurlebaus of Palmetto, GA: Chinooks, Giant Schnauzers, Great Pyrenees, Newfoundlands, Tibetan Mastiffs.
 
Mr. Douglas A. Johnson of Bloomington, IN: Akitas, Bernese Mountain Dogs, Black Russian Terriers, Boxers, Komondorok, Kuvaszok, Neapolitan Mastiffs.
 
Dr. Eric Liebes of Peyton, CO: Alaskan Malamutes, Anatolian Shepherd Dogs, Cane Corsos.
 
Ms. Patti Widick Neale of Alachua, FL: Leonbergers, Portuguese Water Dogs, Saint Bernards, Samoyeds, Siberian Huskies, Standard Schnauzers.
 
TERRIER BREEDS (32)
 
Mr. Larry Adams of St. Louis, MO: Border Terriers, Cairn Terriers, Smooth Fox Terriers, Wire Fox Terriers, Miniature Schnauzers, Norfolk Terriers, Norwich Terriers, Scottish Terriers.
 
Mrs. Connie H. Clark of Rio Del Mar, CA: Glen of Imaal Terriers, Irish Terriers, Kerry Blue Terriers, Lakeland Terriers, Standard Manchester Terriers, Miniature Bull Terriers, Parson Russell Terriers.
 
Mr. John Constantine-Amodei of Jeffersonville, PA: Rat Terriers, Russell Terriers, Sealyham Terriers, Skye Terriers, Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Welsh Terriers, West Highland White Terriers.
 
Ms. Betty-Anne Stenmark of Grass Valley, CA: Airedale Terriers, American Hairless Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Australian Terriers, Bedlington Terriers, Bull Terriers (both Varieties), Cesky Terriers, Dandie Dinmont Terriers.
 
TOY BREEDS (23)
 
Mr. Edd E. Bivin of Fort Worth, TX: Brussels Griffons, Chihuahuas (both Varieties), Papillons, Silky Terriers, Yorkshire Terriers.
 
Mrs. Connie H. Clark of Rio Del Mar, CA: Affenpinschers, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, English Toy Spaniels (both Varieties), Japanese Chin, Toy Manchester Terriers.
 
Mr. John Constantine-Amodei of Jeffersonville, PA: Havanese, Maltese, Pekingese, Pomeranians, Shih Tzu, Toy Fox Terriers.
 
Ms. Sydney LeBlanc Good of Sarasota, FL: Chinese Cresteds, Italian Greyhounds, Miniature Pinschers.
 
Mr. Elliott B. Weiss of Novelty, OH: Pugs, Toy Poodles.
 
NON-SPORTING BREEDS (21)
 
Mrs. Eva E. Berg of Moraga, CA: Dalmatians, Keeshonden, Lhasa Apsos, Lowchen, Norwegian Lundehunds, Schipperkes, Shiba Inu, Tibetan Spaniels, Tibetan Terriers.
 
Mrs. Linda Hurlebaus of Palmetto, GA: American Eskimo Dogs, Bichon Frises, Boston Terriers.
 
Mr. Douglas A. Johnson of Bloomington, IN: Bulldogs, Chinese Shar-Pei, Chow Chows, Cotons de Tulear, Finnish Spitz, French Bulldogs, Xoloitzcuintlis.
 
Mr. Elliott B. Weiss of Novelty, OH: Miniature Poodles, Standard Poodles.
 
HERDING BREEDS (31)
 
Mr. Larry Adams of St. Louis, MO: Australian Shepherds, Bearded Collies, Cardigan Welsh Corgis, Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Polish Lowland Sheepdogs.
 
Mr. Michael Faulkner of Center Cross, VA: Australian Cattle Dogs, Border Collies, Canaan Dogs, Collies (both Varieties), German Shepherd Dogs, Icelandic Sheepdogs, Miniature American Shepherds, Norwegian Buhunds, Shetland Sheepdogs.
 
Dr. Eric Liebes of Peyton, CO: Beaucerons, Belgian Malinois, Belgian Sheepdogs, Belgian Tervuren, Bergamasco Sheepdogs, Berger Picards.
 
Ms. Patti Widick Neale of Alachua, FL: Entlebucher Mountain Dogs, Finnish Lapphunds, Pumik, Pyrenean Shepherds, Spanish Water Dogs, Swedish Vallhunds.
 
Mr. Elliott B. Weiss of Novelty, OH: Bouvier des Flanders, Briards, Old English Sheepdogs, Pulik.
 
 
 
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About The Westminster Kennel Club – 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 in New York City. Today 205 breeds and varieties of dogs compete in Best of Breed judging with the winners advancing to the Group and Best in Show competitions at Madison Square Garden. America’s dog show has expanded into Westminster Week which includes the Masters Agility Championship at Westminster and the Masters Obedience Championship at Westminster. Nearly 3,000 dogs entered from around the world compete in these events, making Westminster Week like no other. Westminster. There’s only one. (R) Follow us @WKCDOGS or visit: westminsterkennelclub.org.
 

 
 

 
 
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WESTMINSTER There's Only One®
The 16th Annual 
                                New York Pet Fashion Show
 
                                                   Presented by 
                                   Frenchie's Kitchen
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               "Masquerade Ball for Animal Rescue" 
 
 Special Presentation featuring aRoyal Pup-tial Wedding! 

   Princess Meghan Barkle & Harry Prince of Tails
With Rescues the Queen Mum, a Soldier, 2 Bridesmaids, a Flower Girl 
Royal Carriage, and a Royal Motorized Mini Mercedes on Stage !

The Coolest Fashion Event During Fashion Week!
The Largest Pet Fashion & Animal Rescue Benefit in the World!
Thurs Feb 7th!

 Hotel Pennsylvania Penntop Ballroom, we invite all
 Media to cover


                   Sneak Peak....Move over Fashion Week!
          30 International Designers - Human & Pet Fashions
 
           This is a Red Carpet Event to help save Animals Lives!
           Amazing human & pet fashions by top designers on the runway

Rescues, Celebrities, Models, & Designers Strut Their Stuff on the Runway!
                     

 

 
           Four Amazing Runway Shows & Special Presentation!
        ~Hollywood Dreams: From Hollywood to Bollywood 
        ~Angels & Demons Couture: 
Who's been Naughty & Who's been Nice! 
        ~International Masquerade Couture: What Mask will you Wear!
        ~Best In Show Contest: 
You could be Crowned King or Queen 
        ~Royal Pup-tial Wedding: 
Princess Meghan Barkle & Harry Prince of Tails


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

                        Kick off "Fashion Week & Westminster Weekend"  
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         Four Amazing Runway Shows & The Gold Paw Award Ceremonies 
    The 2017/18 Show's had a combined media reach of over 50+ million
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 Welcome to the largest Pet Fashion and Animal Rescue benefit in the World!


Please welcome our MC and Celebrity Pet Expert Harrison Forbes...

                 Meet 1010 WINS Anchor & AllForAnimalsTV.com Host Susan Richard who will serve as a Best in Show judge
                                       
 
    February 7th  2019,6-11 PM at the Historic Hotel Pennsylvania in NYC.
                                     
                      
The 2019 NYPFS  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, Country Western, Dance, Alternative,  and more!
                              
             Celebrities and Models on Runway and Gold Paw Awards Ceremony
                              Four amazingly cool, chic, and hip runway shows 
                       
                  2019 NY Pet Fashion Show Gold Paw Awards
                            
   Esther Mechler - Public Awareness Campaign "Fix by Five"
  
 
   Pupscouts - Volunteer Group 

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

~Red Carpet 6:00-7:00
~Opening Show Introduction, Awards Ceremony Part 1- (7:00-7:15)
~Hollywood Dreams: 7:15-7:45
~Royal Pup-tial Wedding:Meghan Barkle & Harry Prince of Tails (7:45-8:00)
~Angels & Demons Couture 8:00-8:30
~International Masquerade Couture 8:30-9:00
~Best in Show Costume Contest - 9:00 Winner Announced at 9:45

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- 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 -Adjacent to Runway!
- Single Seat Reserved on (10) Top $75 Per Person, 
- Reserved table 10 top $750,
 
                                   Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor
                                                                 

                            Thank you to our Best in Show Sponsors

Talkin' Pets News

08/11/2018

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Jarrod Lazarus

Producer - Zach Budin

Reporter - Georgia Malpartida

Network Producer - Adrian

Executive Producer / Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests - Cara Sue Achterberg, Author of "Another Good Dog" One Family and Fifty Foster Dogs will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 8/11/2018 at 5pm EST to discuss and give away her new book

Scott Graves The Florida Aquarium Director of Center for Conservation will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 8/11/2018 at 720pm EST to discuss saving the Coral Reefs in the Florida Keys as well as the Red Tide attack on Sea Life of the beaches of Florida

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