EverythingDogBlog: Watching for the Winners at Westminster, Monday
The best place for up-to-the-minute dog show information today and tomorrow is www.westminsterkennelclub.com which has streaming videos all day long. Two other websites, www.dogchannel.com and www.infodog.com, are also sources of great articles and background information.
Today's groups include the hounds, the toy dogs, the herding dogs and the non-sporting dogs. Breed winners will vie for Group Winner (four of them) starting at 8 pm on CNBC.
(Tomorrow's groups include the sporting dogs, the working dogs and the terriers while their breeds will 'compete' for the three group titles beginning at 8 pm tomorrow night on the USA Network, followed by the top seven dogs, all group winners, at approximately 10:30 pm Tuesday.)
Top dogs, all being shown Tuesday during the day, are said to be the following (champions all):
-German Wirehaired Pointer Mt. View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm, in the best position, a member of the Sporting Group;
-the number two dog, English Springer Spaniel, Wynmoor Champagne Supernova, also in the Sporting Group;
-Black American Cocker Spaniel Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction (call name, Beckham) who won the Sporting Group last year;
-Wire Fox Terrier After All Painting The Sky attempting the third leg of dogdom’s triple crown (along with the National Dog Show in November and the AKC Invitational in December) in the Terrier Group; and
-Doberman Pincher Protocol’s Veni Vidi Vici, last year’s Working Group winner, shown by his owner, quite a feat in itself.
Current rankings can be viewed at http://www.westminsterkennelclub.org/2013/show/news/WKC_show_dog_rankings.pdf
Of course, all dog shows are fully capable of being full of suspense and surprises so stay tuned. My eye will also be on my favorites - Labs and Goldens and Aussies and . . . .