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.
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.
.@TheGarden is empty for now, but will soon be packed full of fans, and most importantly, dogs! #WKCDogShow pic.twitter.com/4Z07ctLwJu— Westminster Dog Show (@WKCDOGS) February 15, 2016
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.
Which breed group are you most excited to see tonight? #WKCDogShow— American Kennel Club (@akcdoglovers) February 16, 2016
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.
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.
Which breed group are you most excited to see tonight? #WKCDogShow— American Kennel Club (@akcdoglovers) February 17, 2016
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
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!