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* UPDATE:   Did you miss the televised version  of the WKC this week? No worries. CNBC will re-broadcast all 6 HOURS from 3:00 PM ET to 9PM ET on Monday Feb. 20th. As always, check your local cable listing.

GCh. Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream, known as Scarlett, and her handler Diego Garcia.
Photo: Miguel Betancourt.


Our Valentine's gift to you ...

The 136th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show takes place this week at the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden, in New York City.

Since not all of us can fly to New York to watch the show in person, we at All God's Creatures Pet Services have made available the next best thing ... YOU can watch the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show's  LIVE roaming coverage here on our blog!

What's not to love about the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show ... Enjoy! ♥

Oh, and give your doggies a BIG hug from us!

Happy Valentine's Day,
~ Zena & Pamela ~

By-the-way ... WKC Live streams SELECTED DAILY BREED JUDGING ONLY.  ... Tune-in to USA NETWORK at 8/7c ET to see the live network broadcast of the nighttime show.

Miss your favorite breed? The WKC will be posting all videos in the WKC Video Hub throughout the day as they become available. Check out the 2012 breed judging videos HERE.




Make sure your sound is on & turned-up!



... and for all of our fellow  Boxer Lovers  >>>



Some Fun Facts >>> Did you know that ...

The Westminster Dog Show is the second-longest running sporting event in the United States behind only the Kentucky Derby. The Derby was first run in 1875, while the Westminster Dog Show has been running since 1877. Each of the 179 breeds and varieties recognized by the American Kennel Club is represented in the field of 2,500 dogs in competition.
 
There are seven groups of breeds competing for recognition in the Westminster Dog Show - Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding – and the best in each breed advances to compete in one of these seven groups, with the winner in each breed group moving on to final competition, where the Best in Show dog is announced.


Wikipedia has more on the history of the Westminster Dog Show:
The first Westminster show was first held on May 8, 1877, making it the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the United States behind only the Kentucky Derby, which was first held in 1875. The show originated as a show for gun dogs, primarily Setters and Pointers, initiated by a group of hunting men who met regularly at the Westminster Hotel at Irving Place and Sixteenth Street in Manhattan. They decided to create a kennel club called the Westminster Kennel Club specifically for the purpose of holding a dog show. The prizes for these first shows included such items as pearl handled pistols, of use to the hunters and terriermen who worked these dogs in the field.
The first show took place in May 1877 at Gilmore’s Gardens (the Hippodrome). That show drew over 1200 dogs and proved so popular that its originally scheduled three days became four, with the club donating proceeds from that fourth day to the ASPCA for creation of a home for stray and disabled dogs.


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date Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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