Dog Days Of Summer : Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Moves Outside And To The Suburbs (Photos)
Organizers tweaked the 145th annual dog show to make it safer during the pandemic.
ToplineThousands of dogs and their owners descended on a historic mansion estate in Tarrytown, New York, this weekend to take part in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the 145th iteration of the event but the first to take place since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
A Bearded Collie on a practice jump on Friday at the Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, New York.AFP via Getty ImagesKey FactsThis year’s event is a far cry from the usual show: instead of Madison Square Garden, the dog show is being held on the grounds of Lyndhurst Mansion in the suburbs of New York City, once the home of railroad tycoon Jay Gould.
Because of coronavirus pandemic restrictions, organizers pushed the dog show back four months from the usual February until June to allow the event to be held outside.The dogs are also competing without their usual audience—spectators are banned from the dog show this year, and only people who have a dog competing are permitted to attend. headtopics.com
The Best In Show title, given to the finest dog of all competing breeds, is slated to be awarded Sunday evening.Golden Retriever Jet poses in front of the Lyndhurst, a property of the National Trust for Historic... [+]Preservation, during the 8th Annual Masters Agility Championship at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
AFP via Getty ImagesThe Australian shepherd group is judged in Tarrytown, New York.ASSOCIATED PRESSA bichon frise is groomed in the staging area in the tented judging area.ASSOCIATED PRESSRemedy, a briard, is groomed in the entrant's preparation lot before judging.
ASSOCIATED PRESSA Chow Chow cools off in the judging area at 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.AFP via Getty ImagesThe pug group is judged outside at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.ASSOCIATED PRESSPre, a poodle, competes during the finals of the agility competition.
ASSOCIATED PRESSVenom, a Chinese crested dog, participates in breed judging at the show.ASSOCIATED PRESSMatty Pugdashian, a pug, rests following their breed judging.ASSOCIATED PRESSBarbara Becker and her Chow Chow in the judging area.AFP via Getty Images headtopics.com
A Pembroke Welsh Corgi during the 8th Annual Masters Agility Championship at the dog show.AFP via Getty ImagesJanita Plunge and her Bichon Frise wait in the judging area.AFP via Getty ImagesA Shetland Sheepdog soars through the air during the agility competition.
AFP via Getty ImagesA boxer competes at the dog show with its owner.ASSOCIATED PRESSPugs line up to be judged. Read more: Forbes »
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