Posts tagged "Westminster Dog Show"

Westminster Dog Show, Cornell Report

Westminster Dog Show, Cornell Report
Westminster Dog Show is somewhere I usually attend, but missed it this year.  Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine offers this report:

Dog's Death Following Westminster May Be A Murder Mystery

Dog's Death Following Westminster May Be A Murder Mystery
Dog shows have always been one sports event free of controversy, except for all that internal political turmoil we saw in the movie “Best in Show.” But the idea of enhancing show dog performances with drugs just hasn’t been done, or competition becoming so cutthroat that dogs die. Might this innocence all be shifting? Someone... Read more »

Westminster Dog Show What Happens During the Day

During the day the Westminster Dog Show is no longer held at Madison Square Garden but instead at the Piers on the West side of Manhattan. The Piers offers over 200,000 square feet of column-free exhibition space and 20-foot high ceilings, and views of the Hudson River and New York City skyline.
Westminster Dog Show this year had 2,721 entries, the largest number of dogs in 15 years. Over the past few years, numbers entered had declined due to space constraints at Madison Square Garden, which is under construction. This year, the daytime activities associated with the show were moved to the Piers. This is an expansive... Read more »
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Chicago Dog Show; Service Dogs and PTSD; Have We Seen Your Cat Lately? WGN Petcast

Chicago Dog Show; Service Dogs and PTSD; Have We Seen Your Cat Lately? WGN Petcast
If you enjoyed  the Westminster Dog Show, check out the International Kennel Club of Chicago Dog Show, which will be at McCormick Place February 23-24. Susan Olsen, show chair from the dog show describes the long list of activities associated with the show, everything from a nose work demonstrations, to nearly 30 breed rescue groups to demos... Read more »

Dog Writer's Association of America Dinner

Dog Writer's Association of America Dinner
I was honored to be inducted in the Dog Writer’s Association of America Hall of Fame in 2012 (their youngest inductee ever)! As I had done several times before, I spoke at the swanky banquet (for decades held the night before the Westminster Dog Show) as well, as I will again tonight, February 10. Here’s... Read more »

Westminster Dog Show Isn't a Stodgy Affair

Westminster Dog Show Isn't a Stodgy Affair
Westminster is the most well-known dog show in America, standing behind only the Kentucky Derby as the nation’s most long-standing sporting event. This year, the 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will be held Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 11-12, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, and televised on CNBC and the USA... Read more »
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Westminster Dog Show w/ David Frei; Film Starring Cats; Pet Dental Health: WGN Petcast

Westminster Dog Show w/ David Frei; Film Starring Cats; Pet Dental Health: WGN Petcast
An All Star Line Up on this WGN Radio PETCAST – Listen HERE. For 24 years now David Frei has been announcing the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. He is America’s dog show announcer. We reminisce a bit on past Westminster’s, when in 2008 Uno celebrated his victory with his Beagle howl from which many in the packed... Read more »

Catching Up with Victoria Stilwell at Westminster Dog Show

Catching Up with Victoria Stilwell at Westminster Dog Show
Listen Here to my most recent Steve Dale’s Pet World interview with Victoria Stilwell from Animal Planet’s “It’s Me or the Dog.” We caught up with one another at the Westminster Dog Show, and chatted about pure bred dogs – the good, the bad and the ugly. And why no fish ‘n chips at Westminster... Read more »

Bill Moller Pet Segment Rewind

Bill Moller Pet Segment Rewind
Check out this podcast of my appearance on Bill Moller’s Show on WGN Radio (from February 18, 2012). I write here what I was really thinking for each of the phone calls we took and topics we spoke about, as you listen. Bill wondered, should that Pekingese have won the Westminster dog show? I personally... Read more »
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Dog Reader Questions Answered at Westminster Dog Show

Dog Reader Questions Answered at Westminster Dog Show
Q: My 4-year-old Red-boned Coonhound has been obedience trained; we’ve done everything we can to train him off-leash. However, he still breaks free from his lead, leaves the yard and runs off, returning half an hour later. We’ve never had a dog behave this way before. What’s your solution? — G.D., Angola, NY A: Pet... Read more »