A Visual Walk Through Our Favorite Moments From This Year’s Westminster Dog Show

Every year the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show comes to New York City to celebrate dogs, breeders, owners, handlers, and all others who are a part of a dog's journey.

This year we had some wonderful moments, made some history, and crowned another champion.

Come with us as we take a walk through a dog's biggest nights.

 


Monday, 6:59 PM
Madison Square Garden was ready, waiting in eager anticipation for the fans and, more importantly, the dogs to arrive.

 


Monday, 8:05 PM
A beautiful rendition of the national anthem kicked off the evening.

 


Monday, 8:22 PM
Before the groups got started, we asked you who you were most excited to see and you told us.

 


Monday, 8:40 PM
And then it all began, the Hound Group took the ring.

 


Monday, 8:51 PM
A beautiful Borzoi named Lucy took the group.

 


Monday, 8:58 PM
Then we were on to the Toy Group.

 


Monday, 9:23 PM
Panda the Shih Tzu took that group with style and grace.

 


Monday, 9:56 PM
And then it was the Non-Sporting Group's turn.

 


Monday, 10:04 PM
This group was given to a pretty Bulldog named Annabelle; she was an undeniable fan favorite.

 


Monday, 10:16 PM
Then came the final group of night one, the Herding Group.

 


Monday, 10:24 PM
We caught up with the Bergamasco before the judging, one of the seven breeds making their Westminster debut this year.

 


Monday, 11:01 PM
It was Rumor, the German Shepherd Dog and winner of the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in December, who won the group.

 


Tuesday, 12:34 AM
We were lucky enough to meet her after the show.

 


Tuesday, 5:10 PM
And just like that we were on to day two! The city lit up the Empire State Building in honor of the show.

 


Tuesday, 6:13 PM
We made our way back to The Garden for one final night.

 


Tuesday, 7:34 PM
First up were the Junior Handlers.

 


Tuesday, 7:53 PM
It was Sophia Rogers and her American Foxhound who won.

 


Tuesday, 7:32 PM
Again, before the groups got started, we asked you who you were most excited to see and you told us.

 


Tuesday, 8:05 PM
And then our first group of the night, the Sporting Group, entered the ring.

 


Tuesday, 8:26 PM
Where we saw this.

 


Tuesday, 8:25 PM
And this.

 


Tuesday, 8:52 PM
Ultimately, CJ the German Shorthaired Pointer was awarded first place in the group.

 


Tuesday, 9:03 PM
On to the Working Group we went.

 


Tuesday, 9:19 PM
We saw this guy try to steal all the snacks.

 


Tuesday, 9:28 PM
And one epic shake.

 


Tuesday, 9:39 PM
But it was a smiling Samoyed named Bogie that took the group victory.

 


Tuesday, 9:39 PM
Finally, it was the Terriers turn to take the ring and close out the show.

 


Tuesday, 9:47 PM
We met a dog named Bacon, whose favorite toy is a stuffed pig named Clarence.

 


Tuesday, 10:13 PM
And this happy pup.

 


Tuesday, 10:28 PM
And a familiar face, Charlie the Skye Terrier, won the group.

 


Tuesday, 10:32 PM
Now it was time for Best In Show and we were all pretty excited.

 


Tuesday, 10:44 PM
And all the beautiful group winners did a lap around the ring for the judge.

 


Tuesday, 10:51 PM
And Panda messed up her hair real good.

 


Tuesday, 10:54 PM
After a careful look, the judge deliberated.

 


Tuesday, 11:09 PM
And CJ was announced as the 140th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Best In Show.

 


Tuesday, 10:55 PM
Let's all watch him run around looking handsome.

 


Tuesday, 11:45 PM
His win was extra special because it's been 33 years since a breeder, owner, handler has won Best In Show.

 


Wednesday, 12:45 AM
Way to go, CJ!