It's grooming time at Westminster Kennel Club dog show
Linda Sharkey has been an online journalist at The Independent since 2011. She is involved in different areas across the website and is currently the editor of our latest tool, Independent Plus. As the fashionista of the team, she looks after our Fashion section. Linda also shares her style on her pesonal blog www.fashioninsideout.co.uk
Tuesday 12 February 2013
America's biggest and oldest dog show, Westminster Kennel Club, started yesterday at Madison Square Garden in New York.
More than 2,700 dogs of 187 breed and varieties have been on display at 137th the annual canine competition. Two new breeds, the Russell terrier and the Treeing Walker coonhound, will be introduced in the contest. It has been the biggest entry in 15 years and the award pets' owners are waiting for is The Best in Show, which will be announced later today.
The top three breeds in the show's history have been Fox Terrier (Wire), Scottish Terrier and Spaniel (English Springer). However, last year Ch Palacegarden Malachy, a 4-year-old Pekingese, won the prize. Which breed will get it this year?
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