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Westminster Dog Show Begins

Photo courtesy: AP

Yesterday marked the beginning of the 2012 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show which is being held at Madison Square Garden in New York. Over 2,000 dogs of 185 different breeds convened in Manhattan on February 13th for day one of the 136th annual show.

Photo courtesy: AP

Among the many dogs prepping and primping were six new breeds that were added to the show. A number of breeds have already claimed the best of their breed titles including Martha Stewart’s own Bichon Frise which took its breed title!

The 2-day competition will conclude tonight, where the top dog will take home the title of Best in Show on live television.

Last year, the winner was a Scottish Deerhound named Hickory. Have you been watching the dog show on TV? Which breed are you rooting for this year?

About Stacy @Trupanion

Stacy Kowalchuk is a dog mom to her rescued Whippet-mix, Ellie. During the week, you can find Stacy surfing (the internet, that is) and managing Trupanion's presence in the social media world. In her free time, Stacy likes to bake, especially cupcakes! To balance her culinary affinity, she also likes to stay active, especially with activities that include her dog such as hiking and going to dog parks.

2 Responses to Westminster Dog Show Begins

  1. Heather says:

    I have a bias towards Italian Greyhounds, so I’m obviously rooting for them!

  2. While I enjoy learning and seeing so many dog breeds, I am a sucker for the German Shepherds!

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