Dog show

Good dog! The Westminster Dog Show prepares to choose a winner

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The top dog is crowned at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Wednesday night, with a field that includes a French Bulldog with an NFL connection, a Bloodhound, a German Shepherd, a Maltese and three other finalists still to choose from. out of 3,000 dogs entered, only seven will manage to compete for the best in show prize at the most prestigious American dog show. Usually held in the winter at New York’s Madison Square Garden, the show moved to the suburban Lyndhurst estate last year and this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Each finalist represents a different canine “group” or type, such as gun dogs or terriers. Westminster is often described as the Super Bowl of American dog shows, and Winston the French Bulldog aims to make it that way for co-owner Morgan Fox, a defensive lineman who was just signed by the Los Angeles Chargers . Fox, who also played for the Los Angeles Rams and Carolina Panthers, tweeted his congratulations to Winston after his semi-final win on Tuesday night. “Apparently I should train with him,” added Fox, who also said he had developed a new appreciation for what it could have been like. likes his parents to watch his games. Winston, currently the highest-ranked dog in the nation, takes on River, a winning German Shepherd, and Trumpet, a bloodhound descended from the 2014 winner of another big show, Thanksgiving season. Nationa l Dog Show. Then there is a Maltese who is clearly aiming for fame: his name is Hollywood. Three other finalists remain to be chosen on Wednesday evening: a terrier, a sports dog (like spaniels and retrievers) and a working dog (guard dogs, sled dogs and other large breeds). After topping the dog rankings last year, Striker has recently been to a few dog shows “to keep his head in the game,” handler Laura King said. What makes the snow-white Samoyed shine in competition? “His heart,” said King, of Milan, Illinois. “His charisma shows when he shows up,” and he complains — vocally — when he doesn’t, she said. Monty, the giant schnauzer heading to the semi-finals on Wednesday night, is a son of the dog that won Westminster’s second prize in 2018. Classified as a working dog, Monty loves yard work – which, for him , means presenting a football to be thrown while Katie Bernardin’s husband, master and co-owner, Adam, mows the lawn, she says. Another contender, Ooma, had a smooth path to the semifinals on Wednesday. She was the only Chinook who showed up. Sled pullers are the official state dog of New Hampshire, but they are rare throughout the country. “I would like to see a few more” in the Westminster ring, said Ooma breeder, owner and handler Patti Richards of West Haven. , Vermont. “Without people who will show and reproduce, we risk losing our breed.” Bonnie the Brittany is Dr. Jessica Sielawa’s first show dog, and the two did not walk away with a ribbon on Wednesday. But their teamwork extends beyond the ring. Bonnie accompanies Sielawa to work at her chiropractic practice in Syracuse, New York, where “she’s really helped people with their emotional stress,” Sielawa said. She plans to have her show dog certified as a therapy dog. , too.

The top dog is crowned at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Wednesday night, with a field that includes a French Bulldog with an NFL connection, a Bloodhound, a German Shepherd, a Maltese and three other finalists to choose from.

Of more than 3,000 dogs entered, only seven will go far enough to compete for the Best in Show award at America’s most prestigious dog show. Usually held in the winter at New York’s Madison Square Garden, the show moved to the suburban Lyndhurst estate last year and this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Each finalist represents a different “group” or canine type, such as hounds or terriers.

Westminster is often described as the Super Bowl of American dog shows, and Winston the French Bulldog is aiming to do just that for co-owner Morgan Fox, a defensive lineman just signed by the Los Angeles Chargers.

Fox, who also played for the Los Angeles Rams and Carolina Panthers, tweeted his congratulations to Winston after his semi-final win on Tuesday night.

“Apparently I should be training with him,” added Fox, who also said he had developed a new appreciation for what it might have been like for his parents to watch his games.

Winston, currently the highest-ranked dog in the nation, takes on River, a winning German Shepherd, and Trumpet, a Bloodhound out of the 2014 winner of another major show, the Thanksgiving season’s National Dog Show.

Then there’s a Maltese that’s clearly aiming for stardom: it’s called Hollywood.

Three other finalists remain to be chosen on Wednesday evening: a terrier, a sports dog (like spaniels and retrievers) and a working dog (guard dogs, sled dogs and other large breeds).

Hopes include Striker, a Samoyed who made it to the final at Westminster last year and won his breed again on Wednesday morning. After topping the dog rankings last year, Striker has recently been to a few dog shows “to keep his head in the game,” handler Laura King said.

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Samoyeds participate in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in Tarrytown, NY

What makes the snow-white Samoyed shine in competition? “His heart,” said King, of Milan, Illinois.

“His charisma shows when he shows up,” and he complains — vocally — when he doesn’t, she says.

Monty, the giant schnauzer headed to the semi-finals on Wednesday night, is a son of the dog that won Westminster’s runner-up prize in 2018. Classified as a working dog, Monty loves yard work – which, to him, means present a soccer ball to be thrown while handler and co-owner Katie Bernardin’s husband, Adam, mows the lawn, she said.

Another contender, Ooma, had a smooth path to the semifinals on Wednesday. She was the only Chinook who showed up. Sled pullers are the official state dog of New Hampshire, but they are rare throughout the country.

Otis, a bullmastiff, relaxes after competition at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog x20;Show, Wednesday, June 22, in Tarrytown, NY (AP Photo/; Jennifer Peltz)

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Otis, a bullmastiff, relaxes after competing at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Wednesday, June 22, in Tarrytown, NY

“I would love to see a few more” in the Westminster ring, said Ooma breeder, owner and handler Patti Richards of West Haven, Vermont. “Without people who will show and reproduce, we risk losing our breed.”

Bonnie the Brittany is Dr. Jessica Sielawa’s first show dog, and the two did not walk away with a ribbon on Wednesday. But their teamwork extends beyond the ring.

Bonnie accompanies Sielawa to work at her chiropractic practice in Syracuse, New York, where “she’s really helped people deal with their emotional stress,” Sielawa said.

She also plans to have her show dog certified as a therapy dog.