June 23, 2022

The 146th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

A four-year old Bloodhound named “Trumpet” is this year’s top dog after winning “Best in Show” at the 146th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

This week, more than 3500 dogs representing more than 200 breeds and varieties competed for top honors, including two newly eligible breeds - the Mudi, a Hungarian herding dog, and the Russian Toy. The annual show runs for several days. It kicks off with the Annual Masters Agility Championship, where performance dogs climb, jump, weave, and sprint their way through a series of course obstacles. Then three days are dedicated to breed competitions. Dogs are exhibited in seven different groups, organized by the original work that each breed was developed to do. The groups include Herding, Sporting, Non-Sporting, Working, Hounds, Terriers, and Toy breeds. For the second year, the show was held on the grounds of the 67-acre Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, New York. 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.

Here are some photos, enjoy.