Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is an annual two day event for dog breeders and the animal lovers. It is held in the New York City and attracts about 2500 dogs from around the nation. It is a contest where the dogs are judged by groups including Herding Sporting, Terrier and Hound among many others.
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Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show first took place in 1877 and started off as a show for gun dogs. The popularity of the show grew and people appreciated the idea. Since then the event started getting formalized and turned into a city wide show where everyone can participate with different breeds of dogs and the aspiration of winning the contest with their specific dog breed. A total of 179 breeds are eligible for entering Westminster. The show held in 2010 awarded the Terrier Group as the winner of the year.
Every season the winning dog is treated as the celebrity of the year and becomes ‘America’s Dog’ till the next show takes place. The champion of the contest is covered by media for the whole day after the show and then is awarded by appearances on renowned television channels in famous morning shows.
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is also broadcasted live on television and is among USA’s highest rated sports special programs.
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