Canine lovers and connoisseurs from around the globe have descended upon New York City for the Westminster Kennel Club’s (@westminsterkennelclub) 138th Annual Dog Show. The two-day event kicked off on Monday at Piers 92 and 94 in Midtown Manhattan and at Madison Square Garden. This year, 2,845 dogs from 190 breeds and varieties are competing for the coveted “Best in Show” title.
For the first time, the Kennel Club opened its competitions to mixed-breed dogs with the Masters Agility Championship, which took place on Sunday. This year also saw three new additions to the list of approved WKC breeds: the rat terrier, the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno and the Chinook.