Here are my picks for group winners: Continue reading My Picks for Westminster 2018
On February 12th and 13th, top dogs from around the world will venture to New York City to compete for the coveted title of Best in Show at the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, presented by Purina® Pro Plan®. Only one dog will break through to victory. Who will take the title this year? More than 2800 dogs compete to be named Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, presented by Purina® Pro Plan®. But you only have to correctly pick the 7 Group Winners and the Best in Show Champion for a chance to win $1 Million.†
And just for playing, you could win our daily prize of a year supply of Purina® Pro Plan®! They’re giving away a year supply of Purina® Pro Plan® every day from 01/02/18 – 02/12/18!
Enter here. I would enter, but my picks are ALWAYS abysmal. Regular readers know I never even come close to picking even the right breed, let alone the right dog. I hope you fare better than I would!
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog.
Westminster Kennel Club is pleased to announce the birth of eight puppies to 2017 big show winner Rumor, the German Shepherd.
Channel 3000 in Madison, Wisconsin has video of the puppies, but wouldn’t let me share it. You can view it on their site.
Owner/Handler Kent Boyles says Rumor is being a great mother to her four baby girls and four baby boys, born in August. Rumor was bred to two dogs, so DNA testing will be required to determine the paternal side of each puppy’s bloodline.
No decision yet on who will raise the pups once they leave Boyles’ Kenlynn German Sheperds kennel, or what their show potential may be.
Congrats to all involved!
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!
That’s right, it’s my favorite week of the year: the 141st Westminster Kennel Club show starts tomorrow, February 13th. Continue reading It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Westminster 2017
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.
I was recently privileged to attend a luncheon where the keynote speaker was Greg Louganis. You may remember him as a four-time Olympic gold medal winner. Or you may just remember him as the diver who hit his head on the springboard during the 1988 Olympic prelims. But did you know he is also a dog person?
Continue reading Olympic Diver Greg Louganis and His Dogs
Somehow I totally missed this controversy last week – I think I was suffering from lack of sleep and excitement overload over the Westminster show.
Continue reading Controversy over Westminster Dog Show Sponsorship
As judged by Ms. Cindy Vogels, the 2012 winner of Best in Show at Westminster is…
(Drum roll please!)
Here are the seven candidates for Best in Show tonight (all photos courtesy Westminster Kennel Club)
From the Hound Group: Wire-haired Dachshund Cinders
From the Toy Group: Pekingese Malachy
From the Non-sporting Group: Dalmatian Ian
From the Herding Group: German Shepherd Dog Cappy
From the Sporting Group: Irish Setter Emily
From the Working Group: Doberman Fifi
From the Terrier Group: Kerry Blue Terrier Chelsey
My pick: I think I’ll have to go with the Dobie. The next most likely, in my opinion, is the Peke.
Fingers crossed! Results in about a half hour.
As judged by Mr. William F. Potter, here are the winners in the Terrier Group:
Best in Group: Kerry Blue
Group 2: Smooth Fox
Group 3: Skye
Group 4: American Staffordshire