June 14, 2021

The 145th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Part One

A three-year old Pekinese named “Wasabi” is this year’s top dog, after winning “Best in Show” at the 145th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

Over the weekend, more than 2500 dogs representing all 50 states and Puerto Rico, as well as 10 additional countries competed for top honors. This year, there were 209 breeds and varieties including four newly eligible breeds - the Barbet, the Biewer terrier, the Belgian Laekenois, and the Dogo Argentino. And for the first time ever, because of the pandemic, the show moved from New York City's famous Madison Square Garden to the grounds of the 67-acre Lyndhurst Mansion in nearby Tarrytown. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is a wonderful way to learn about the many different types of dogs. I enjoy going to this show every year, especially when my own dogs or their relatives, and dogs I know, are competing.

Over the next couple of days, I will be sharing lots of fun photos from the show - enjoy.