US

Purebreds compete at Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York

More than 2,000 purebred dogs in 185 breeds competed in the nation's most prestigious dog show at New York's Madison Square Garden and when it came down to a best of seven, Malachy, a Pekingese,  was the last to enter the darkened ring.

The crowd at Madison Square Garden grew louder with every tiny step Malachy took, and he sure took a lot of them just to get halfway around the dog show ring. That was perfect for this Pekingese. Gave him more time to soak in the cheers and look around the stands at his adoring fans Tuesday night, the Associated Press reported. 

 

 

Dogshow

Feb. 14: Malachy, a Pekingese, sits in the trophy after being named best in show at the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York.

AP

DogShow14

Feb. 11: Jenna, a 4-year-old Great Dane from Japan takes advantage of the facilities at the Spot Suite at the Affinia Manhattan hotel in New York.

AP

DogShow13

Feb. 13: Phil, a Bichons Frises, waits for competition at the136th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show.

AP

Dogshow12

Feb. 13: Sophie, a Standard Poodle, is groomed before her showing at the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show.

AP

DogShow11

Feb. 13: A whippet is examined during the judging of the hound group.

AP

Dogshow10

Feb. 13: A Dalmatian named Ian, with his handler Michael Scott, competes in the non-sporting group, which he won.

AP

DogShow9

Feb. 13: A shetland sheepdog named Mystic Ava Gardner is examined during the judging of the herding group.

AP

DogShow8

Feb. 13: Hounds line up to enter the arena at the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show.

AP

DogShow7

Feb. 14: A golden retriever named Chloe, from Green Bay, Wis., awaits her breed competition.

AP

DogShow6

Feb. 14: Bob Zeiss of new City, N.Y. pets Maxwell Smart, a great pyrenees from LeRoy, N.Y. 

AP

DogShow5

Feb. 14: Dozier, from Columbus, Ga., a 4-year-old dogue de Bordeaux, also known as a French mastiff, rests in the benching area.

AP

DogShow4

Feb. 14: Winnie, a Siberian husky, second from left, competes at the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show.

AP

DogShow3

Feb. 14: Veni Vidi Vici, a Doberman pinscher, competes in the working group, which she later won, during the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show.

AP

DogShow2

Feb. 14: Perrisblu Kennislain's Chelsey, a Kerry Blue terrier, competes in the Terrier Group.

AP

DogShow1

Feb. 14: Cinders, a wirehaired dachshund, competes for best in show.

AP

Purebreds compete at Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York

More than 2,000 purebred dogs in 185 breeds competed in the nation's most prestigious dog show at New York's Madison Square Garden and when it came down to a best of seven, Malachy, a Pekingese,  was the last to enter the darkened ring.

The crowd at Madison Square Garden grew louder with every tiny step Malachy took, and he sure took a lot of them just to get halfway around the dog show ring. That was perfect for this Pekingese. Gave him more time to soak in the cheers and look around the stands at his adoring fans Tuesday night, the Associated Press reported. 

 

 

More From Our Sponsors