136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show- Day 2

For Immediate Release!

Westminster Announces Major Changes For 2013

Includes additional venue, expanded limit, additional classes

On the eve of its annual show, The Westminster Kennel Club announced today a number of changes for its 2013 show, including an additional venue for breed judging, a larger entry limit, and the expansion of dogs eligible for competition.

Breed judging and benching will take place at Piers 92/94 in New York City, located at West 55th Street and the West Side Highway, both days of the show, Monday and Tuesday. Group and Best In Show judging, as well as the Junior Showmanship Finals, will still be held at Madison Square Garden in the evening.

The entry limit will be increased to 3,200 dogs (up from 2,000 in 2012) and will include competition in the classes for dogs that have not yet earned their championships, but have won major points. In addition, Best of Breed winners of National Breed Club specialties will be invited to pre-enter. The top five dogs in each breed in breed point standings will continue to be invited to pre-enter, as in the past.

The 2013 Westminster Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show will be held on February 11-12.

Results so far

Unless you like Meta I shot my best commentary yesterday.  This has been instructive in a few ways.  It’s reminded me that these densely packed tables are hard to assemble on a deadline even if you have the formatting mostly worked out.

What strikes you as you assemble this are how many variations there are of the basic Sporting Breeds and that Hounds and Terriers have split off into their own groups.  There’s certainly a story behind that but I don’t know it.

The other thing it has reminded me of is upcoming March Madness.  Women’s AND Men’s.  I plan to post Anchor pieces for each time block (2 Afternoon, 2 Evening).  Especially in the early rounds I’d like to recruit some designated Game Reporters to comment on developments and scoring so I don’t have to do a 12 hour 4 Network surf.  Another abject plea for assistance after the brackets.

I’ve found a source for the dog names, but it’s a whole other thing to integrate it with the breed list.  My aim is to announce each as it appears on screen, but that’s very difficult to actually achieve.  We’ll see.

TV Coverage starts at 8 pm on USA, repeated at 8 am tomorrow.

Tonight’s groups are Sporting, Working, and Terrier.  We will have Best in Show.  I’ll try to chat and update as we go along.  Pretty table below.

Brittany Setter (English) Spaniel (English Cocker)
Pointer Setter (Gordon) Spaniel (English Springer)
Pointer (German Shorthaired) Setter (Irish) Spaniel (Field)
Pointer (German Wirehaired) Setter (Irish Red and White) Spaniel (Irish Water)
Retriever (Chesapeake Bay) Spaniel (American Water) Spaniel (Sussex)
Retriever (Curly-Coated) Spaniel (Boykin) Spaniel (Welsh Springer)
Retriever (Flat-Coated) Spaniel (Clumber) Spinone Italiano
Retriever (Golden) Spaniel (Cocker) A.S.C.O.B. Vizsla
Retriever (Labrador) Spaniel (Cocker) Black Weimaraner
Retriever (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling) Spaniel (Cocker) Parti-Color Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
Akita German Pinscher Newfoundland
Alaskan Malamute Giant Schnauzer Portuguese Water Dog
Anatolian Shepherd Dog Great Dane Rottweiler
Bernese Mountain Dog Great Pyrenees Samoyed
Black Russian Terrier Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Siberian Husky
Boxer Komondor St Bernard
Bullmastiff Kuvasz Standard Schnauzer
Cane Corso Leonberger Tibetan Mastiff
Doberman Pinscher Mastiff
Dogue de Bordeaux Neapolitan Mastiff
Airedale Terrier Fox Terrier (Smooth) Norwich Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier Fox Terrier (Wire) Parson Russell Terrier
Australian Terrier Glen of Imaal Terrier Scottish Terrier
Bedlington Terrier Irish Terrier Sealyham Terrier
Border Terrier Kerry Blue Terrier Skye Terrier
Bull Terrier (Colored) Lakeland Terrier Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Bull Terrier (White) Manchester Terrier (Standard) Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Cairn Terrier Miniature Bull Terrier Welsh Terrier
Cesky Terrier (new for 2012) Miniature Schnauzer West Highland White Terrier
Dandie Dinmont Terrier Norfolk Terrier


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    • on 02/15/2012 at 04:09

    Skye Terrier

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    Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

    • on 02/15/2012 at 04:10

    Staffordshire Bull Terrier

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    Welsh Terrier

    • on 02/15/2012 at 04:12

    West Highland White Terrier

    • on 02/15/2012 at 04:17
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    • on 02/15/2012 at 04:24

    I’ll be back later

    • on 02/15/2012 at 04:30
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    • on 02/15/2012 at 04:40
    • on 02/15/2012 at 04:40

    All the politcal infighting goes into picking the Judge.

    Otherwise it’s just as fair and impartial as Figure Skating and the WWE.

    • on 02/15/2012 at 04:43
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    • on 02/15/2012 at 04:48

    With a Mustache.

    • on 02/15/2012 at 04:49


    • on 02/15/2012 at 04:52

    If I failed to sneer at your favorite I apologize.

    • on 02/15/2012 at 04:52
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    • on 02/15/2012 at 04:54

    See Monday.

    • on 02/15/2012 at 04:56

    for dogs named Spot.

    • on 02/15/2012 at 04:57


    Who cares?

    It’s learning about dogs and doggie team building!

      • on 02/15/2012 at 02:05
    • on 02/15/2012 at 05:05

    wait till next year.

    Pitchers and catchers report next week.

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