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The following events are scheduled during Westminster Week 2006:

DOG SHOWS
(see www.infodog.com or www.gsadogshows.org for shows approved after publication date).

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2006:

Progressive Dog Club (Toy Group Show), New York Hotel Pennsylvania
Long Island Golden Retriever Club, Bay Shore, NY
Collie Club of New England, Bristol, CT
Yorkshire Terrier Club of America, New Yorker Hotel

The following are held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Seacaucus NJ as part of the Garden Specialty Association:
Boxer Club of Long Island
Bulldog Club of Philadelphia
Connecticut Valley Vizsla Clubv Dachshund Club of New Jersey
Eastern German Shorthaired Pointer Club
English Springer Spaniel Club of Long Island
Saluki Club of America
Southern New Jersey Cocker Spaniel Club


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2006:

The following are held at the New York Hotel Pennsylvania:
Boston Terrier Club of New York
Chihuahua Club of Greater New York
Empire Miniature Pinscher Club of Greater New York
Metropolitan New York Shih Tzu Fanciers
Papillon Club of America
Pekingese Club of New Jersey

The following are held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Seacaucus NJ as part of the Garden Specialty Association:
Bichon Frise Club of Northern New Jersey
Chinese Shar Pei Club of Long Island
Cocker Spaniel Club of New Jersey
Dachshund Association of Long Island
Delaware Valley Chinese Crested Club
Delaware Valley Pug Club
Empire Saluki Club
English Springer Spaniel Club of Long Island
Hudson English Setter Club
Irish Setter Club of Long Island
Long Island Bulldog Club
Long Island Doberman Pinscher Club
Long Island German Shorthaired Pointer Club
National Shiba Club of America
Paumanau Gordon Setter Club
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Club of America
Vizsla Club of Greater New York

Collie Club of Connecticut, Southbury (CT) Hilton
Long Island Golden Retriever Club, Bay Shore, NY
Nutmeg Afghan Hound Club, North Haven (CT) Holiday Inn
Yorkshire Terrier Club of Greater New York, New Yorker Hotel


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2006:

The following are held at the New York Hotel Pennsylvania:
Boston Terrier Club of New York
Chihuahua Club of Greater New York
Empire Miniature Pinscher Club of Greater New York
Knickerbocker Dachshund Club
Meadowlands Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club
Papillon Club of America
Pekingese Club of America

The following are held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Seacaucus NJ as part of the Garden Specialty Association:
Afghan Hound Association of Long Island
American Chinese Crested Club
Bulldog Club of America - Div. 1
Chinese Shar-Pei Club of the Raritan Valley
Cocker Spaniel Club of Long Island
Eastern Irish Setter Association
Empire Saluki Club
English Setter Association of American
Gordon Setter Club of America
Greater New York Bichon Frise Fanciers
Long Island Doberman Pinscher Club
National Shiba Club of America
Pug Dog Club of Greater New York

Hartford-Springfield Collie Club, Southbury (CT) Hilton
Shih Tzu Club of Northern New Jersey, Holiday Inn, Springfield NJ
Yorkshire Terrier Club of America, New Yorker Hotel




OTHER EVENTS

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2006:

21st Annual Theatre benefit for AKC Museum of the Dog
"The Odd Couple"
Sold out


FRIDAY & SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10-11, 2006:

DOG JUDGES ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA SYMPOSIUM
Club Bar and Grill, Madison Square Garden

For complete information about content and fees, see www.djaa.org or contact Sam Houston McDonald (610-458-0587) or Karen Wilson (540-547-4106, GKarenGary@aol.com) or Jeffrey Pepper (831-484-2330, jg.pepper@sbcglobal.net).

Registration, which includes lunch each day, is open to Judges, Breeders and Exhibitors. Advance registrations received by January 22, 2006 qualify for a reduced fee. DJAA Members also receive a discount on the fee. Payment at the door will be a full price and on a space available basis.

Registration and coffee start each day at 8 a.m., programs begin at at 8:30 a.m.

The following breeds and comparisons scheduled (program and speakers are subject to change without notice, check the web site or contact Sam Houston McDonald for latest information):
Sporting Breeds: Brittany, Chesapeake Bay Retriever/Curly Coated Retriever comparison; Wirehaired Pointing Griffon/German Wirehaired Pointer comparison
Hound Breeds: Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens, Borzoi
Working Breeds: Great Pyrenees/Newfoundland comparison; Schnauzers
Terrier Breeds: Sealyham Terriers; Dandie Dinmont/Skye/Bedlington comparison
Toy Breeds: Chihuahuas; English Toy Spaniel/Japanese Chin comparison
Non-Sporting Breeds: Shih Tzu/Lhasa Apso/Tibetan comparison; Chinese Shar-Pei
Herding Breeds: Old English Sheepdog/Polish Lowlands Sheepdog comparison
Other breeds: Tibetan Mastiff, Swedish Vallhund

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2006:

Dog Writers Association of America book signing
Southgate Hotel

Pedigree Awards Dinner
A Celebration of America's Dogs
By Invitation Only

Canine Chronicle-Eukanuba-Brown-Forman Beverages Party
Hotel Pennsylvania 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Tickets available at the door $20
All proceeds go to a dog-related charity

ShowSight Magazine "Have-A-Heart" Ball
to benefit Take The Lead and Search and Rescue Dogs
Essex House $75 per person
Tickets and information: (863) 858-3839

Dogs In Review 51st Annual Show Dogs of the Year Awards
Sponsored by Dog World and Dog Fancy Magazines
Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York
By Invitation Only


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2006:

DOYLE NEW YORK'S 8TH ANNUAL DOGS IN ART CELEBRATION
Dogs In Art Benefit Champagne Brunch: Sunday, Feb. 12, 10am-noon
Art-loving canines and their human companions are invited to a special champagne brunch to benefit Angel On A Leash therapy dog program at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian (a 501(c)(3) charitable fund). The brunch will feature a private viewing of the Dogs in Art sale, complimentary auction catalogues (a $25 value), and take-home "doggie bags" for the canines in attendance. Special guests will be some of the therapy dogs and their humans that volunteer in the Children's Hospital program. Admission is by a donation of $50 to Angel On A Leash. Reservations are required. For information and reservations, please call 212-427-4141, ext. 600, or email events@DoyleNewYork.com.

Public Exhibition: Saturday, Feb. 11 through Monday, Feb. 13
Sale date: Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 1pm

Featured items include the original art of the Westminster. There's only one posters from 2004, 2005 and 2006. All proceeds from the sale of these items will go to the Animal Medical Center and to Westminster's Angel On A Leash Therapy Dog Program at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian.

Location: Doyle New York, 175 East 87th Street, New York, NY 10128
Auction catalogue: 212-427-4141, ext. 258, or online at www.DoyleNewYork.com
Contact: Doyle New York Paintings Department, 212-427-4141, ext. 237, or email paintings@DoyleNewYork.com

American Canine Education Foundation
Reception and Dance
Hotel Pennsylvania 8 p.m. - Midnight
For ticket information and reservations call (703) 451-5656

Dog Writers Association of America
Annual Awards Dinner
Southgate Hotel
5 p.m. Reception, Dinner and program 6 p.m.
For information and tickets, call 610-384-2436 or via email rhydowen@aol.com Web site: www.dwaa.org

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 - SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2006:

William Secord Gallery
52 East 76th St, 3rd Floor, New York
212-249-0075
www.dogpainting.com

Special exhibition of the works of famed dog artist Christine Merrill. Christine Merrill is an internationally acclaimed artist, whose portraits of beloved pets have enriched the lives of collectors around the world. This exhibition, which marks her fifteen-year anniversary with the gallery, includes portraits of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Basset Hounds, and West Highland White Terriers, among others. Over thirty oils are included, each painted for this exhibition. Since 1975, Christine Merrill has specialized in the depiction of dogs, completing commissions for clients across America as well as in Europe and Japan. Her work has been represented by the William Secord Gallery since 1990, where she has had eight successful solo exhibitions. Her work hangs in many private and public collections, including the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog in Saint Louis. The private collections include Mrs. Vincent Astor, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Bunny du Pont, Bob Shieffer, Oprah Winfrey, and many other prominent collectors.
Opening reception Saturday, February 11, 2pm - 6pm
Special Westminster Hours: February 12-14 10am - 7pm
Regular gallery hours: Mon-Sat, 10am - 5pm


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2006:

Take The Lead Party
Club Bar & Grill, Madison Square Garden
11 p.m. (following Group Judging)
Tickets are $100 and must be purchased in advance by calling 800-814-1123


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2006:

Dog Fanciers Club
10:30 a.m. reception followed by luncheon and program
Sardi's Restaurant
Members $55, Non-Members $60
For program information and reservations call (908) 782-0298


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