Your pet deserves a vet’s office that is focused on their health. At Anasazi Animal Clinic, we not only care about your pet’s health, we want to help keep them on the road to a long and happy life. While they may not be competing in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, we want to treat them like they are Best in Show. Because we know that’s how they deserve to be treated!

Have you ever watched the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show? We love watching the different breeds of dogs, as well as the history and pageantry of the event. Since 1877, the Westminster Kennel Club has held an annual benched all breed dog show in New York City. Westminster is one of only a handful of clubs to hold benched shows. This means competing dogs are staged on benches by breed throughout the competition. This gives those in the audience a better view and allows them to speak with owners and handlers.

This year was the 140th anniversary of the show. Overall, the Westminster show is the second oldest continuously held sporting event in America behind the Kentucky Derby. And this year’s show was as exciting as ever.

A total of 187 breeds competed in this year’s show, with seven of them making their first appearance. You can visit the official Westminster website for more information but here’s a quick look at the newly eligible breeds:

  • Bergamasco (Herding Group)
  • Berger Picard (Herding Group)
  • Boerboel (Working Group)
  • Cirneco dell’Etna (Hound Group)
  • Lagotto Romagnolo (Sporting Group)
  • Miniature American Shepherd (Herding Group)
  • Spanish Water Dog (Herding Group)

This year’s Best in Show trophy was awarded to a beautiful German Shorthaired Pointer named CJ. The three-year-old canine held court and walked away with the top prize.

While we love watching the dogs at Westminster, we can’t help but think that every dog that comes into our vet’s office is a winner. If you want your furry friend to visit a caring and compassionate vet’s office, come meet our team at Anasazi Animal Clinic. We treat our four-legged patients as if they were our own and in our hearts, they are always Best in Show.