Any bets on who will win at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show this year? The only thing I know for sure is it won’t be a GBGV since we are still not part of the hound group. I guess I will cheer on the PBGV’s once again.
This is the 140th year of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. It will be held at Madison Square Garden, Monday and Tuesday, February 15th and 16th. Hundreds of dogs from across the country come to Madison Square Garden to compete in categories such as Best in Group and Best in Show. Will you be going? Would you like to go? If you are not going, be sure to watch the show on CNBC and USA channels.
Back in October 2013, I dabbled my paws in my one and only dog show experience. I had a blast, but Mom was clueless. Everyone said I did fabulous for just showing up out of the blue with no formal show training or experience. My breeder said it is because I was born a Debucher and just know what to do, LOL! Remember, my fancy show name is Debucher Baguette.
The GBGV is still a rarity in the USA. When I first moved here, we were in the Foundation Stock Services division of the AKC, but in 2015 because of all the hard work the GBGV’s have been doing in shows and titles, we moved to the Miscellaneous Class. The next step is to become full AKC recognized and added to the Hound Group. I don’t know much about all of this since we aren’t interested in showing, but the last big hurdle we need to over come is to have at least 300 GBGV’s in the USA with at least three generation pedigrees. We are still about fifty short, which isn’t bad, but it is still a lot.
Had I wanted to be a show dog, I would be a perfect specimen. There are many criteria that go into judging a breed, and I seem to possess all of them. For my mom it really isn’t very important, but for folks who want a show dog it matters, a lot! Bailie for example, is a couple inches too tall so she wouldn’t make it as a show dog.
Now for the good news! I’ve been given a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky winner to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, February 15-16th, 2016. If you would like to win, all you need to do is enter your email in the widget below and your will be entered. No following on social media, pinning, tweeting, just your email. If there is a widget problem you can click here to go directly to the widget site.
If you would like to purchase tickets, you can use the promo code WKC1DOG to save 25% on select seats!
My GBGV Life is working together with promotional team at Madison Square Garden to spread information about the 2016 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. My GBGV Life was not compensated for this post. Madison Square Garden is not responsible for the contents of this post.