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.
Go big or go home. This happy retriever was the recipient of a merit that matched his fur.
Does this dog look ready to compete, or what?
Have treats, will perform.
This stoic guy is tapping into his inner zen before strutting his paws for everyone.
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!
Watch out for this stud, Pomeranians!
We think this bulldog definitely woke up this way– flawless.
“Oh, you like that?”
These toy breeds are so ready to show us what they got.
These ribbons aren’t going to win themselves!
Look at that strut!
“How do I look?”
Nothing’s going to get between this guy and victory.
Try as he might, this dog can’t be anything but picture-perfect.
You’re feeling self-conscious about your own hair right now? Join the club.
Look at that ‘do. Holy shih!
Good work, champ.
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!
We can’t even make this stuff up, folks. Haters gonna hate.
This waggy buddy is just happy for the opportunity to participate in such a legendary event.
“Oh weird… this cute isn’t rubbing off.”
This winsome duo certainly turned heads at this year’s show.
What. A. Cutie.
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