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A Look Inside the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

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Day 1 of the 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show was as exciting as expected. Judging commenced for the Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding breeds. Without question, the best feature of the dog show is that it is a 'benched' show, meaning that when not competing, the dogs must be out on display. This is meant to be an educational experience, allowing the public to interact with the dogs and to speak with breeders, handlers, and groomers to learn about the breeds. I was lucky enough to meet a lot of the dogs in the benching area on day 1.

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Crowds watch the judging

2 Crowds watch the judging

Irish Wolfhound

3 Irish Wolfhound


4 Salukis

Bouviers Des Flandres

5 Bouviers Des Flandres

Belgian Sheepdogs in the ring

6 Belgian Sheepdogs in the ring

Festive outerwear

7 Festive outerwear

American Foxhound

8 American Foxhound

Italian Greyhound

9 Italian Greyhound

French Bulldogs in the ring

10 French Bulldogs in the ring

Miniature Pinschers

11 Miniature Pinschers


12 Dalmatian


13 Maltese

Yorkshire Terriers

14 Yorkshire Terriers


15 Pomeranian


16 Havanese

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

17 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Chinese Crested

18 Chinese Crested


19 Maltese

Boston Terrier

20 Boston Terrier

Exhausted French Bulldog

21 Exhausted French Bulldog

Standard Poodle

22 Standard Poodle

Chinese Shar Pei

23 Chinese Shar Pei

Lhasa Apso

24 Lhasa Apso


25 Lowchen

Bichon Frise

26 Bichon Frise


27 Chihuahua

Shiba Inu

28 Shiba Inu


29 Bulldog


30 Schipperke

Standard Poodle

31 Standard Poodle

Bearded Collie takes a nap

32 Bearded Collie takes a nap

French Bulldog named Lulu

33 French Bulldog named Lulu

Greg with Lulu

34 Greg with Lulu

Shetland Sheepdog

35 Shetland Sheepdog

Australian Shepherd

36 Australian Shepherd

Belgian Malinois

37 Belgian Malinois

Rough Collie

38 Rough Collie

Smooth Collie

39 Smooth Collie

Polish Lowland Sheepdog

40 Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Border Collie

41 Border Collie


42 Beagle

Border Terrier

43 Border Terrier

Afghan Hound

44 Afghan Hound

Pharaoh Hound

45 Pharaoh Hound


46 Borzoi

Miniature Poodle

47 Miniature Poodle


48 Papillon

Miniature Pinscher

49 Miniature Pinscher

Rhodesian Ridgeback

50 Rhodesian Ridgeback


51 Beagle

Redbone Coonhound

52 Redbone Coonhound

Basset Hound

53 Basset Hound


54 Keeshond


55 Pug

Bluetick Coonhound

56 Bluetick Coonhound

Chihuahua Ring

57 Chihuahua Ring


58 Beauceron


German Shepherd

60 German Shepherd

Swedish Vallhund

61 Swedish Vallhund

Norwegian Buhunds

62 Norwegian Buhunds

Pyrenean Shepherd

63 Pyrenean Shepherd

Pyrenean Shepherd

64 Pyrenean Shepherd

Petits Bassets Griffons Vendeen

65 Petits Bassets Griffons Vendeen

Irish Terrier

66 Irish Terrier

Brussels Griffon

67 Brussels Griffon

Wirehaired Dachshund

68 Wirehaired Dachshund

Australian Cattle Dog

69 Australian Cattle Dog


70 Briard

German Shorthaired Pointer

71 German Shorthaired Pointer

American Eskimo Dog

72 American Eskimo Dog

Old English Sheepdog

73 Old English Sheepdog

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

74 Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Chow Chow

75 Chow Chow


76 Basenji

Doberman Pinscher

77 Doberman Pinscher

Pharoah Hounds

78 Pharoah Hounds

Day Two Photos

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