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The A List of Canine Competitors

February 10th, 2013 at Sun, 10th, 2013 at 6:30 pm by Diane Rich

Westminster Begins Monday Feb. 11th

Canines Will Strut their Stuff at the biggest show in the U.S. of A.

It’s that time of the year again for THE dog show of the year in New York City at Madison Square Garden. 2,721 dogs will compete for the coveted Best in Show title. The show starts Monday Feb. 11th through Tues. Feb. 12th on USA and CNBC.

c Diane Rich 2013  This photo was taken last  year at the Seattle Kennel Club .
The 2013 dog show is scheduled in a few weeks.

Each dog has to win their breed  to move on to compete for best in group within one of 7 breed groups. These groups are;  Working, Herding, Terrier, Hound, Sporting, Non-Sporting or Toy Group to compete for Best in Show.

The NW has bragging rights or should have as many top breeders earn their way to the Garden from our part of the country.

Live stream:

TV Schedule

Date Time (ET*) TV Event
Mon., Feb. 11 8-11 p.m. CNBC Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding Groups
Tues., Feb. 12 8-11 p.m. USA Sporting, Working and Terrier Groups, Best In Show

PST aires at 8p.m *Event will be aired on tape delay for those in the Pacific Time Zone.

Best in Show Woofs,
Diane Rich Dog Training, LLC

I have been training dogs and their people for over 25 years. I work with pups from 7 weeks old to senior plus dogs and offer basic obedience to advanced off leash training both privately and group classes. Other services include behavior consultations to help both ends of the leash with everything from aggression, puppy/dog manners and public manners to separation anxiety. As a "real world" dog trainer, I take training out of the classroom or home when both the pet and family are ready, and take training to the street. I also offer pet therapy training classes preparing both the handler and dog for their therapy test and future service as a therapy team. I also coordinate several pet therapy programs in the Seattle area. My complete bio, description of services, class dates and on line class registration is listed on my website at

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