New York’s Madison Square Garden. Over 3,000 dogs of all shapes and sizes. The coveted Best in Show award. Seven new breeds and countless others, from the familiar to the rare. Yep, it’s the 140th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, and we’re right in the middle of the action. From the sporting group to the hound group, this year’s WKC mixed it up in grand fashion, and we have the exclusive footage to prove it.
Going for Gold!
Go big or go home. This happy retriever was the recipient of a merit that matched his fur.
In It to Win It
Does this dog look ready to compete, or what?
Eyes on the Prize
Have treats, will perform.
This stoic guy is tapping into his inner zen before strutting his paws for everyone.
Mind the Tail
Do these two have what it takes to win?
This bearded wonder has a shine in his eye that might just take him to first. Watch out, Zoolander: you’ve got something else coming your way.
Madison Square Garden seats 18,200. That’s a whole lot of people!
Scoping Out the Competition
Watch out for this stud, Pomeranians!
Why Hello There
We think this bulldog definitely woke up this way– flawless.
Someone Get These Two A TV Show
That’s Some Amazing Form
“Oh, you like that?”
Getting in the Zone
These toy breeds are so ready to show us what they got.
Good Luck Smooch
These ribbons aren’t going to win themselves!
An Affable Affenpinscher
Look at that strut!
A Perky Pekingese
“How do I look?”
A Chivalrous Chinese Crested Hairless
Nothing’s going to get between this guy and victory.
Try as he might, this dog can’t be anything but picture-perfect.
A Youthful Yorkie
You’re feeling self-conscious about your own hair right now? Join the club.
A Spectacular Shih Tzu
Look at that ‘do. Holy shih!
Good work, champ.
“We did it!”
Sophia Rogers and her sidekick Bobby took the first prize in the Junior Showmanship Finals on the second evening of the event. Congratulations you two!
It’s Real Life Scooby-Doo!
We can’t even make this stuff up, folks. Haters gonna hate.
Win or Lose…
This waggy buddy is just happy for the opportunity to participate in such a legendary event.
“Oh weird… this cute isn’t rubbing off.”
An Uncommon Komondor
This winsome duo certainly turned heads at this year’s show.
Gotta Love Those Wrinkles
What. A. Cutie.
A Little Secret
Just between us, all right?
CJ the German Shorthaired Pointer earned Best In Show this year. With his gorgeous green eyes, speckled coat, and perfect form, this formidable dog snagged the coveted prize. Congratulations buddy—you’re in for a whirlwind of glitz and glamor!
Photos credit: Chona Kasinger