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16-inch dogs: Westminster Agility

shutterstock_166878329Ace / Cocker: Went to jump 10 before jump 9 and missed a weave pole, then almost refused a jump, but went right to the cameraman for his close-up at the end! Too cute! This dog did get a little bit of a break on jump heights due to being in a preferred class (what we would normally call a senior citizen if we weren’t so politically correct).
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Westminster Agility 101

While we’re waiting for the competition to start, I’ll tell you a little bit about what you’ll see tonight. First, the judges: Andrew Dicker of Reading, England spent the day judging Jumpers with Weaves and will oversee the small to medium sized dogs in the Championship round tonight. Lori Sage of Oregon City, Oregon judged the Standard Agility Course this morning and afternoon, and will be judging the medium-to-large sized dogs in the Championship round Continue reading Westminster Agility 101

Agility Show Broadcast Delayed

C’mon Fox Sports 1! I’ve been waiting all day for the Westminster Masters Agility Championships, which were supposed to start at 7 pm. But the basketball game is running over. I like college hoops as much as the next person, but pleeeeeeease can we start with the dogs already? They’d better present it in its entirety!

*stopping whining now

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Saturday Survey: Westminster 2014

I’ve been busy getting ready to live-blog the 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which for the first time this year will have an agility competition open to non-purebred dogs.

Will you be watching Westminster this year?

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Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Tuesday Top Ten: Dogs to Watch at Westminster 2014

Without further ado, my pick of the top ten dogs to watch for at the big show.

Dylan10. Golden Retriever, GCH Easthill Broxden Woodland Lettuce Entertain You. “Dylan” is owned by Cindy Collins, Julie Supple, Joe Ovalle, Amy Booth and Sharon Shilkoff. Handled by Amy and Phil Booth. He is the # 3 Golden in the country. Photo courtesy Blue Rose Kennels.
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More News from Westminster

From the Westminster Kennel Club: news about next month’s show.

Westminster’s 138th show, scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 10-11, drew an entry of 2,845 as America’s Dog Show extends its standing as the second-longest continuously-held sporting event in this country, a streak that began in 1877.

There are entries in 187 breeds and varieties eligible for this year’s show. Labrador Retrievers, coincidentally the most-registered AKC breed every year since 1991, leads the way with 76 entries, followed by Golden Retrievers (58), French Bulldogs (52), Rhodesian Ridgebacks (46), and Australian Shepherds (44). In breeds that combine three varieties, Dachshunds have 62 entries and Poodles 42.
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