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Expert Advice: News Westminster’s Masters Obedience Champion: You Gotta Have Heart
On Monday afternoon, a black Labrador Retriever named “Heart” earned the title of Masters Obedience Champion at the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show – an accomplishment she has logged every year since the competition began in 2016. The 6½-year-old Lab is owned and handled by professional dog trainer Linda Brennan of Columbia, New Jersey, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/westminsters-masters-obedience-champion-2019/ | February 13, 2019
Expert Advice: News King the Wire Fox Terrier Gets the Royal Treatment at Westminster
It’s good to be King. On Feb. 12, the Wire Fox Terrier Grand Champion Kingarthur Van Foliny Home was crowned Best in Show at the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, presented by Purina® Pro Plan® at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The victory was nothing if not dynastic: Wire Fox Terriers are the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/king-wire-fox-terrier-gets-royal-treatment-westminster/ | February 13, 2019
Expert Advice: News Meet the Master Agility Winner, Verb the Border Collie
Verb just earned himself a new noun: champion. On Saturday night, the 5-year-old Border Collie with the unusually grammatical name won the coveted title of 2019 Masters Agility Champion at the Westminster Kennel Club’s annual agility competition. Competing in the 20-inch height division, Verb bested some 330 other canine competitors at Manhattan’s Pier 94, sailing […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/meet-master-agility-winner-verb-border-collie/ | February 11, 2019
Expert Advice: News Flynn the Dog Takes Center Stage During New York Fashion Week
Each February, thousands of people travel to New York City for either Fashion Week or The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. But for some, these two worlds collide. Flynn, the 2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Best in Show, took to the runway this year. On Feb. 7, he strutted his stuff at the American […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/flynn-takes-center-stage-fashion-week/ | February 8, 2019
Expert Advice: News How to Spend Westminster Weekend in NYC
Thousands of dog-lovers from all 50 states and 14 countries will flock to New York City in February in anticipation of the famous Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. For those planning to come early, here's an easy itinerary for the perfect dog-filled weekend. If you aren't in the city, you can still stream many of […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/spend-westminster-week-nyc/ | January 24, 2019
Expert Advice: Conformation Flynn the Bichon Frise Retires After the Westminster Dog Show – Sort of
For much of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show’s 142-year existence, winning the country’s most famous dog show meant the fast track to retirement. Sure, sometimes a plucky soul returned the following year for another grab at the brass ring: After all, the very first Westminster Best in Show winner, the Smooth Fox Terrier Ch. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/flynn-bichon-frise-retires-westminster-dog-show/ | January 11, 2019
Expert Advice: News Dogs and Cats Do Mix When It Comes to “Meet the Breeds”
It’s called the American Kennel Club (AKC) Meet the Breeds, which normally refers to types of dogs. But the popular Feb. 9 event held prior to the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show presented by Purina Pro Plan will include a furry participant of another kind. For the sixth time since 2011, The International Cat Association […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/dogs-cats-mix-comes-meet-breeds/ | January 11, 2019
Expert Advice: Events How to Watch the 2019 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
There are so many reasons why any dog lover would want to go to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Beyond being able to see all 193 of the AKC-recognized breeds, you'll get to experience amazing competition as the dogs vie for the coveted title of Best in Show. But fear not—if you aren't able to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/how-to-watch-westminster/ | January 9, 2019
Expert Advice: News These Favorite Dog Breeds Never Won the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show presented by Purina Pro Plan has crowned 112 Best in Show winners in tenure, which has spanned three centuries. And on Monday and Tuesday, February 11 and 12, a 113th dog will add its name to that exclusive list of tip-top dogs. While theoretically, any breed can take home the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/guess-americas-favorite-breeds-never-won-westminster-kennel-club-dog-show/ | January 2, 2019
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Expert Advice: News Westminster Dog Show: 11 Best in Show Winners
For most people, February’s red-letter event is Valentine’s Day. But among dog lovers, it’s the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show presented by Purina® Pro Plan® that sets hearts aflutter. Held this year on Monday and Tuesday, February 11 and 12, this world-famous canine competition is the second-longest continuously held sports event in the nation, predating […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/westminster-winners-2008-to-2018/ | January 2, 2019

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