Wednesday, February 11, 2009

133rd Westminster Kennel Club Show!!

Yesterday was one of the best days of the year. The dog show came to town! A Sussex Spaniel named Stump won best in show! He was the oldest dog ever to win the show(10 years old) and I loved him. A lot. The crowd went wild for him. Unfortunately, I did not get a photo of him.
I did, however, get a lot of pics in the benching area before the big event. All of the handlers, owners, and pups hang out here while they are waiting to show. They get groomed here, they rest here, they get interviewed by the press here and there is a ton of commotion. The best part is that you walk in and you can see any breed of dog you want. Their owners love to talk about them and they love to be pet and get their picture taken. They are the most well behaved dogs you could ever imagine and I loved every one of them.
I managed to get a shot of lovable Uno, last year's winner. He was getting a little blowdry.
And he looks very mischievous and skeptical of me.

I also saw this big guy. His jowls are amazing and I love him.

This pic is one of my favorites because this man is so proud of his little Pomeranian. It brought a tear to my eye.

I determined that chihuahua owners were sporting some of the best fashions at the show.

They also dressed their pups up very nicely.
This Rotweiller also looked like it was having a swell time.

And there's a lot of love here:
And don't worry. If you do not have your own dog, you can purchase a shockingly life-like portrait of one. So, ya know, chill out.

So next year, if the Superbowl doesn't do it for you, I hope you will consider attending the Westminster Dog Show. Because it is, hands down, one of the best experiences ever. And you get to pet dogs.


  1. So funny.. We watched it on tv at home. We're buying a Great Dane this summer, so we were disappointed when the Great Dane in the show didn't win!

  2. I just saw a beautiful Great Dane this weekend. They are really amazing but I think they shed like crazy. haha. Good luck!