Three newly AKC-recognized breeds will join the 208 eligible breeds at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 2021.
The archetype water dog of France, the Barbet is a joyful, bright, and loyal companion. A rustic breed with roots as far back at the 16th century, this medium-sized dog locates, flushes, and retrieves birds. The Barbet will join the Sporting Group. Continue reading New Breeds Announced for Westminster 2021→
It must be “write about dog shows” day. Just after my earlier post, I received this in my in-box from the American Kennel Club.
We are excited to announce that in its 17th year, the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin has again drawn the largest entry in the history of the event! Dogs from 50 States and 44 Countries will compete for Best in Show this December. 4,803 dogs are entered this year with more than 1,200 puppies entered to compete in the all-new inaugural AKC/Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes.
If your celebration is winding down and you’re looking for something to do for the rest of the evening, FS1 is running several “Best of” compilations from Westminster shows of the past. 2015 is on now, with 2016 starting at 7:30. Sorry I didn’t give you a heads up. I just found out.
The huge dog show known as the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin is coming up this weekend (December 17 – 18) in Orlando, Florida. The event actually runs all of this week with lots of preliminary rounds and exhibitors starting on December 13th. Yes, there is a conformation show, including 209 different breeds, as well as a Junior Handling Competition. I’ll bring you more information on those tomorrow. But what I want to talk about today is the stuff that goes on outside of the all-breed show rings. Continue reading 2016 National Championships By The Numbers→
It’s finally here! Westminster week! Will you be watching?
Masters Agility FOX Sports 1, 8 – 10 pm tonight
Conformation: CNBC 2/15 8 – 11 pm for Hounds, Toys, Non-Sporting, and Herding Dogs
USA 2/16 8 – 11 pm for Sporting, Working, Terriers and the all-important Best in Show
If you’re in Canada, Animal Planet will have the live shows on the 15th and 16th from 8 – 11 pm.
Can’t get to a TV? WKCLive.com will be live-streaming the breed judging from 8 am – 5 pm both Monday and Tuesday. The evening best in group and best in show competitions will also be live-streamed from 8 pm – 11 pm Eastern, with a time-delay on the West Coast so they won’t see it until 8 pm PST.
I can’t find anywhere that will be bringing us the obedience trials. Maybe next year?
As always, I’ll be live blogging both evening events, and I’ll try to post a few things from the agility competition tonight, as well.
I hope you’ve enjoyed playing along all week! As promised, here are the answers for each day, showing the year won, the dog’s registered name, and the owner’s name(s).
1. 1933 Ch Warland Protector of Shelterock, Airedale Terrier, S M Stewart
2. 1947 – Ch Warlord of Mazelaine, Boxer, Mrs. & Mrs. RC Kettles Jr (Also won in 1946)
3. 1955 – Ch Kippax Fearnought, Bulldog, Dr. JA Saylor (Also won in 1954)
4. 1962 – Ch Elfinbrook Simon, West Highland White Terrier, Wishing Well Kennels
5. 1972 – Ch Chinoe’s Adamant James, English Springer Spaniel (Also won in 1971) Continue reading Wrapping Up Westminster Winners Week: The Answers→
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