The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is a prestigious all-breed conformation show that has been held in New York City annually since 1877.
A conformation show, also referred to as a breed show, is a kind of dog show in which a judge familiar with a specific dog breed evaluates individual purebred dogs for how well the dogs conform to the established breed type for their breed, as described in a breed's individual breed standard.
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Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show 2012: Best In Show by toorima X
Currently, the breed and Junior Showmanship competitions are held at Piers 92 and 94, while the group and Best in Show competitions are held at Madison Square Garden.
Madison Square Garden is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the New York City borough of Manhattan.
Pomeranian getting poofed at Westminster Dog Show by Petful on YouTube
The entry—nearly 3000—is such that two days are required for all dogs to be judged.
The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is one of a handful of benched shows in the United States.
Dogs are required to be on display in an assigned location during the entirety of the show except when being shown in the ring, groomed for showing, or taken outside to eliminate, so that spectators and breeders alike have an opportunity to see all the entered dogs.