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The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Photos

Picture of Michael LoRé
Sports Editor
Updated: 15 February 2018
Since 1877, the Westminster Kennel Club (WKC) has hosted an annual dog show in New York City at Madison Square Garden. The 2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the event’s 142nd edition, featured approximately 3,000 dogs from around the United States competing for the coveted moniker of being named Best in Show.

Westminster Week is full of activities around the city for animal lovers. There’s an annual “Meet the Breeds” event at Piers 92/94 where fans can pet the various dogs and learn about what makes them great pets.

Here’s a look at some of the breeds that were at the event.

2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show | © Michael LoRé/Culture Trip

These greyhound puppies were wiped from all of the excitement at Meet the Breeds.

2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show | © Michael LoRé/Culture Trip
2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show | © Michael LoRé/Culture Trip
2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show | © Michael LoRé/Culture Trip

This spaniel spent some time in a photo booth where fans could come and take pictures.

2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show | © Michael LoRé/Culture Trip

Many of the booths were decorated in elaborate fashion. The Pomeranian booth was circus themed.

2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show | © Michael LoRé/Culture Trip
2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show | © Michael LoRé/Culture Trip

This bichon frise was in the Valentine’s Day spirit.

2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show | © Michael LoRé/Culture Trip

Someone likes all of the attention.

2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show | © Michael LoRé/Culture Trip

Burt, a Leonberger, is bilingual—he understands English and French.

2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show | © Michael LoRé/Culture Trip