Two New Breeds Debut at The 143rd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show


  • January 11, 2019
  • Press Release - Westminster Kennel Club

Nederlandse Kooikerhondjes and Grand Bassett Griffon Vendeéns Make First Appearance at Westminster
 
Photo Courtesy The Westminster Kennel Club, New York, NY – The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show welcomes two new breeds the Nederlandse Kooikerhondjes and Grand Bassett Griffon Vendeéns to its iconic all-breed dog show at Piers 92/94 and Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 11 and 12, 2019
 
Joining seven Nederlandse Kooikerhondjes, a spirited dog of Dutch descent from the Sporting Group and eight Grand Bassett Griffon Vendeéns, a happy, outgoing French rough-coated dog from the Hound Group are 76 Dachshunds (three varieties), 57 Golden Retrievers, 53 Bernese Mountain Dogs, 48 French Bulldogs, 47 Labrador Retrievers, and 41 Rhodesian Ridgebacks.
 
The 143rd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show reached its conformation entry limit, for a total of 2,800 dogs among 203 breeds and varieties representing 2,916 entries which includes 102 junior showmanship qualifiers and 14 obedience teams competing in the 4th Annual Masters Obedience Championship at Westminster on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. There are also 330 agility teams entered in the 6th Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, part of the Meet & Compete event featuring AKC Meet the Breeds®.
 
Agility fans can catch the fast-paced action of the Championship finals once again on the FOX broadcast network on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 from 2 pm to 4:30 pm EST. Daytime viewers will enjoy select live coverage of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and Masters Obedience Championship on Nat Geo WILD on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 11-12, 2019 from 1 pm to 4 pm EST. The coveted Groups and Best in Show live telecast will continue on FS1 on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 7 pm to 11 pm EST.
 
All Westminster Week events are presented by Purina Pro Plan®.
 
For tickets to all events, telecast and live streaming schedules visit westminsterkennelclub.org.
 
 
The 143rd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 11-12, 2019 / Pier 92/94 / Madison Square Garden
 
There are 2,879 dogs in the show from 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico with the most dogs from California (248),followed by New York (209), Pennsylvania (197), New Jersey (173), Florida (173), Connecticut (139), and Texas (137). They include Junior Showmanship qualifiers (102) and 144 entries from 14 other countries, topped by Canada (103), Russia (8), Mexico (7), and Japan (6). The farthest entries are from South Korea (4) and Thailand (2).
 
Dog Show Breed Entries by Group
Sporting breeds (540): Brittanys (13), Lagotti Romagnoli (11), Nederlandse Kooikerhondjes (7),Pointers (17), Pointers (German Shorthaired) (37), Pointers (German Wirehaired) (11), Retrievers (Chesapeake Bay) (14), Retrievers (Curly-Coated) (8), Retrievers (Flat-Coated) (32), Retrievers (Golden) (57), Retrievers (Labrador) (47), Retrievers (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling) (32), Setters (English) (19), Setters (Gordon) (10), Setters (Irish) (17), Setters (Irish Red & White) (9), Spaniels (American Water) (3), Spaniels (Boykin) (3), Spaniels (Clumber) (9), Spaniels (Cocker) ASCOB (6), Spaniels (Cocker) Black (10), Spaniels (Cocker) Parti-Color (12), Spaniels (English Cocker) (16), Spaniels (English Springer) (22), Spaniels (Field) (12), Spaniels (Irish Water) (4), Spaniels (Sussex) (6), Spaniels (Welsh Springer) (8), Spinoni Italiani (19), Vizslas (40), Weimaraners (12), Wirehaired Pointing Griffons (9), Wirehaired Vizslas (8).
 
Hound breeds (429): Afghan Hounds (20), American English Coonhounds (5), American Foxhounds (7), Basenjis (21), Basset Hounds (14), Beagles (13") (13), Beagles (15") (27), Black and Tan Coonhounds (3), Bloodhounds (8), Bluetick Coonhounds (7), Borzois (20), Cirnechi dell'Etna (9), Dachshunds (Longhaired) (22), Dachshunds (Smooth) (27), Dachshunds (Wirehaired) (27), English Foxhounds (2), Grand Bassett Griffon Vendeens (8), Greyhounds (9), Harriers (1), Ibizan Hounds (13), Irish Wolfhounds (11), Norwegian Elkhounds (12), Otterhounds (6), Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens (9), Pharaoh Hounds (10), Plotts (8), Portuguese Podengo Pequenos (11), Redbone Coonhounds (5), Rhodesian Ridgebacks (41), Salukis (14), Scottish Deerhounds (8), Sloughis (1), Treeing Walker Coonhounds (6), Whippets (24).
 
Working breeds (451): Akitas (7), Alaskan Malamutes (8), Anatolian Shepherd Dogs (6), Bernese Mountain Dogs (53), Black Russian Terriers (12), Boerboels (4), Boxers (14), Bullmastiffs (24), Cane Corsos (18), Doberman Pinschers (28), Dogues de Bordeaux (16), German Pinschers (8), Giant Schnauzers (16), Great Danes (20), Great Pyrenees (8), Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs (19), Komondorok (3), Kuvaszok (4), Leonbergers (18), Mastiffs (12), Neapolitan Mastiffs (5), Newfoundlands (17), Portuguese Water Dogs (16), Rottweilers (18), Samoyeds (30), Siberian Huskies (30), St. Bernards (10), Standard Schnauzers (20), Tibetan Mastiffs (7).
 
Terrier breeds (310): Airedale Terriers (19), American Hairless Terriers (13), American Staffordshire Terriers (7), Australian Terriers (5), Bedlington Terriers (15), Border Terriers (13), Bull Terriers (Colored) (6), Bull Terriers (White) (2), Cairn Terriers (16), Cesky Terriers (8), Dandie Dinmont Terriers (6), Fox Terriers (Smooth) (16), Fox Terriers (Wire) (12), Glen of Imaal Terriers (9), Irish Terriers (4), Kerry Blue Terriers (11), Lakeland Terriers (10), Manchester Terriers (Standard) (9), Miniature Bull Terriers (10), Miniature Schnauzers (16), Norfolk Terriers (3), Norwich Terriers (10), Parson Russell Terriers (9), Rat Terriers (8), Russell Terriers (13), Scottish Terriers (10), Sealyham Terriers (5), Skye Terriers (6), Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers (14), Staffordshire Bull Terriers (10), Welsh Terriers (4), West Highland White Terriers (11).
 
Toy breeds (353): Affenpinschers (9), Brussels Griffons (12), Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (38), Chihuahuas (Long Coat) (15), Chihuahuas (Smooth Coat) (18), Chinese Cresteds (19), English Toy Spaniels (Blenheim & Prince Charles) (6), English Toy Spaniels (King Charles & Ruby) (7), Havanese (21), Italian Greyhounds (12), Japanese Chin (9), Maltese (11), Manchester Terriers (Toy) (10), Miniature Pinschers (11), Papillons (16), Pekingese (17), Pomeranians (26), Poodles (Toy) (11), Pugs (25), Shih Tzu (12), Silky Terriers (9), Toy Fox Terriers (10), Yorkshire Terriers (29).
 
Non-Sporting breeds (321): American Eskimo Dogs (11), Bichon Frises (25), Boston Terriers (24), Bulldogs (32), Chinese Shar-Pei (17), Chow Chows (13), Cotons de Tulear (5), Dalmatians (26), Finnish Spitz (6), French Bulldogs (48), Keeshonden (12), Lhasa Apsos (16), Lowchen (3), Norwegian Lundehunds (2), Poodles (Miniature) (10), Poodles (Standard) (19), Schipperkes (7), Shiba Inu (12), Tibetan Spaniels (8), Tibetan Terriers (18), Xoloitzcuintlis (7).
 
Herding breeds (397): Australian Cattle Dogs (16), Australian Shepherds (38), Bearded Collies (20), Beaucerons (11), Belgian Malinois (16), Belgian Sheepdogs (13), Belgian Tervuren (14), Bergamasco Sheepdogs (7), Berger Picards (13), Border Collies (16), Bouviers des Flandres (7), Briards (9), Canaan Dogs (3), Cardigan Welsh Corgis (26), Collies (Rough) (13), Collies (Smooth) (12), Entlebucher Mountain Dogs (3), Finnish Lapphunds (7), German Shepherd Dogs (13), Icelandic Sheepdogs (6), Miniature American Shepherds (27), Norwegian Buhunds (8), Old English Sheepdogs (8), Pembroke Welsh Corgis (23), Polish Lowland Sheepdogs (10), Pulik (5), Pumik (14), Pyrenean Shepherds (8), Shetland Sheepdogs (10), Spanish Water Dogs (15), Swedish Vallhunds (6).
 
Dog Show Entries by Location
States (50): Alaska (8), Alabama (15), Arkansas (12), Arizona (26), California (246), Colorado (34), Connecticut (139), Delaware (24), Florida (173), Georgia (54), Hawaii (10), Idaho (12), Illinois (62), Indiana (42), Iowa (8), Kansas (7), Kentucky (29), Louisiana (26), Maine (10), Maryland (92), Massachusetts (110), Michigan (79), Minnesota (37), Mississippi (7), Missouri (33), Montana (7), Nebraska (6), Nevada (13), New Hampshire (32), New Jersey (173), New Mexico (8), New York (209), North Carolina (71), North Dakota (4), Ohio (89), Oklahoma (21), Oregon (22), Pennsylvania (197), Rhode Island (17), South Carolina (51), South Dakota (4), Tennessee (41), Texas (137), Utah (8), Vermont (18), Virginia (124), Washington (87), West Virginia (14), Wisconsin (72), Wyoming (2). Other: Washington D.C. (10), Puerto Rico (3).
 
Other Countries (14): Brazil (3), Canada (103), Costa Rica (1), Germany (2), Guatemala (2), Japan (6), Lithuania (1), Mexico (7), Peru (3), Russia (8), Slovenia (1), South Korea (4), Spain (1), and Thailand (2).
 
6th Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at Pier 94
 
There are 330 dogs entered representing 72 breeds and 33 states with the most coming from New Jersey (61), New York (55), and Pennsylvania (36). The top 5 entries are Border Collies (50), Shetland Sheepdogs (29), All-American Dogs (27), Golden Retrievers (26), and Papillons (20).
 
Agility Entries by Breed
Breeds (72): All-American Dogs (27), American Hairless Terrier (1), American Staffordshire Terriers (1), Australian Shepherds (16), Beagles (1), Bearded Collies (1), Bedlington Terriers (1), Belgian Tervuren (2), Berger Picards (1), Bernese Mountain Dogs (1), Bichon Frises (4), Border Collies (50), Border Terrier (1), Borzoi (1), Boston Terrier (4), Boxers (5), Brittany (1), Bull Terriers (1), Bulldog (1), Cairn Terriers (1), Cardigan Welsh Corgis (2), Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (2), Chesapeake Bay Retriever (1), Chihuahuas (2), Chinese Crested (1), Cocker Spaniels (10), Curly-Coated Retrievers (1), Dachshunds (2), Dalmatians (1), Doberman Pinschers (5), English Cocker Spaniels (3), English Springer Spaniels (3), Finnish Lapphunds (1), Flat-Coated Retrievers (3), Fox Terriers (1), German Shepherd Dogs (3), German Shorthaired Pointers (1), Glen of Imaal Terrier (1), Golden Retrievers (26), Havanese (1), Icelandic Sheepdogs (3), Irish Red & White Setters (1), Irish Setters (1) Keeshonden (4), Labrador Retrievers (14), Lowchen (1), Maltese (1), Manchester Terriers (1), Miniature American Shepherds (5), Miniature Schnauzers (2), Mudi (1), Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers (2), Papillons (20), Parson Russell Terriers (4), Pembroke Welsh Corgis (7), Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen (1), Pomeranians (4), Poodles (13), Portuguese Water Dogs (2), Rat Terriers (1), Rhodesian Ridgebacks (1), Rottweilers (4), Rough Collie (1), Salukis (1), Scottish Terriers (3), Shetland Sheepdogs (29), Shiba Inu (2), Shih Tzu (1), Siberian Huskies (1), Toy Fox Terriers (1), West Highland White Terriers (2), Yorkshire Terriers (2).
 
Agility Entries by Location
States (33): Alabama (1) Arizona (4), California (8), Colorado (1), Connecticut (19), Delaware (2), Florida (2), Georgia (4), Illinois (3), Indiana (5), Kentucky (2), Massachusetts (23), Maryland (9), Michigan (4), Missouri (2), North Carolina (9), Nebraska (1), New Hampshire (13), New Jersey (61), New Mexico (4), New York (55), Ohio (14), Pennsylvania (36), Rhode Island (4), Tennessee (4), Texas (8), Virginia (23), Vermont (2), Washington (1), Wisconsin (2), West Virginia (1).
 
4th Annual Masters Obedience Championship at Westminster Entries
Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 at Pier 94
 
There are 14 dogs entered from 8 states led by New Jersey (5) and South Carolina (3). Border Collies (4) and Labrador Retrievers (4) are tied for the most entered followed by Golden Retrievers (3). Entries also include Belgian Malinois, German Shepherd Dogs, and Papillons. Other states represented are Florida, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Tennessee, and Washington.
 
 *** All entry counts are subject to final AKC audit ***
 
About The Westminster Kennel ClubThe Westminster Kennel Club is America's oldest organization dedicated to the sport of purebred dogs.?Established in 1877, Westminster's influence has been felt for more than a century through its famous all-breed, benched dog show held every year in New York City. Today 204 breeds and varieties of dogs compete in Best of Breed judging at Piers 92/94 with the winners advancing to Group and Best in Show competitions at Madison Square Garden. America’s dog show has expanded into Westminster Week which includes the Masters Agility Championship at Westminster and the Masters Obedience Championship at Westminster, both held at Pier 94. More than 3,000 dogs entered from around the world compete in these events, making Westminster Week like no other.?Westminster.There’s only one. (R)  Follow us @WKCDOGS or visit:?westminsterkennelclub.org.
 
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About Meet the Breeds: From Afghan Hounds to the Turkish Van and everything in between, AKC Meet the Breeds® is brought to you by exclusive pet care sponsor Purina Pro Plan. The tenth annual event gives pet lovers the unique opportunity to meet and play with more than 150 different dog and cat breeds in booths individually decorated to depict each breed’s country of origin, historical purpose/function, and attributes as a family pet, all while learning about responsible pet ownership and which breeds may be right for them. Event sponsors include AKC Pet Insurance, Motel 6, AKCSM Visa® Card and Pet Brands Products, LLC. For more information, visit www.akc.org/meetthebreeds.

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