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February 20, 2017

Airedale Terriers Dog Show

by oorang

Airedale Terriers Dog Show

Airedale Terriers competition at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 16, 2016. Best of Breed was U.S. Grand Champion Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, owned by Emma Darling and Gregory Darling, handled by Ernesto Lara.

The Westminster dog show is the most prestigious dog show in the United States.From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Today, Westminster takes place over two days and nights every February. During the day, the dogs compete at the breed level (i.e., against other dogs of the same breed). Each Best of Breed winner (BOB) advances into its respective group, of which there are seven (Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting, and Herding). Group competition is held during the evenings, and the seven group winners advance into the final competition, which one judge will select one of them as the Best In Show winner. Since 2014, the show allowed mixed-breed dogs to compete in an agility event.

Competition in Junior Showmanship (for handlers ages 8–18) has been held since 1934. The eight finalists all receive scholarships for post-secondary schooling. In addition, each year the club (through its Westminster Kennel Foundation) awards veterinary school scholarships for students from six schools.

The show has been broadcast on live television since 1948. The program typically airs on a Monday and Tuesday. The Monday night broadcast is shown on CNBC and the Tuesday night broadcast on USA Network; USA itself holds the rights to the event but must defer Monday night coverage to CNBC due to its airing of WWE Raw. At the Garden, it has enjoyed sellout status since 2005, as tickets sell quickly once they go on sale each Fall. Indicative of its amazing worldwide popularity, more than 700 press credentials are issued to media attending in person from more than 20 countries. In addition, each year the Westminster Web site (www.westminsterkennelclub.org) has millions of visitors from around the world (about 12 million page views by users from more than 170 countries).

The winning dog becomes “America’s Dog” for the next year. It begins its reign with a media tour on the day following the show with appearances on virtually all television network morning shows, a visit to the Observation Deck at the Empire State Building, and much more.

 

Airedale Terriers Dog Show

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