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The following events are scheduled during Westminster Week 2012:

Dog Shows

There are a number of specialty dog shows being held in the New York Tri State area in the days leading up to Westminster. This is the schedule of those shows according to the American Kennel Club (www.akc.org).

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10

Progressive Dog Club (Toy Group Show), New York Hotel Pennsylvania
Collie Club of Long Island, Bristol, CT

The following are held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Seacaucus NJ as part of the Garden Specialty Association:
Dachshund Club of New Jersey
Empire Saluki Club
Irish Setter Club of Long Island
Long Island German Shorthaired Pointer Club
Long Island Golden Retriever Club

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Yorkshire Terrier Club of Greater New York, New Yorker Hotel

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
French Bulldog Club of America
Greater New York Havanese Club
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
Black Russian Terrier Club of Northern New Jersey
Dachshund Association of Long Island
Delaware Valley Pug Club
Gordon Setter Club of America
Hudson English Setter Club
Irish Red & White Setter Association of America
Irish Setter Club of Long Island
Long Island Doberman Pinscher Club
Mid-New Jersey Petit Basset Griffons Vendeen Association
Petit Basset Griffons Vendeen Club of America
Saluki Club of America
Schuykill Valley German Shorthaired Pointer Club
Vizsla Club of Greater New York

Collie Club of Connecticut, Bristol, CT
Long Island Bulldog Club, Edison, NJ
Long Island Golden Retriever Club, Bay Shore, NY
Nutmeg Afghan Hound Club, Hamden, CT


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12

Yorkshire Terrier Club of America, New Yorker Hotel

The following are held at the New York Hotel Pennsylvania:
American Chinese Crested Club
Boston Terrier Club of New York
Chihuahua Club of Greater New York
Empire Miniature Pinscher Club of Greater New York
French Bulldog Club of America
Knickerbocker Dachshund Club
Meadowlands Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club
Papillon Club of America
Pug Dog Club of Greater New York
Shih Tzu Club of Northern New Jersey

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
Cocker Spaniel Club of Long Island
Eastern Irish Setter Association
Garden State All Terrier Club
Gordon Setter Club of America
Great Dane Club of Raritan Valley
Greater New York Bichon Frise Fanciers
Long Island Doberman Pinscher Club
Sleepy Hollow German Shorthaired Pointer Club

Bulldog Club of America, Edison, NJ
Hartford-Springfield Collie Club, Southbury, CT


Other Events


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10

New Yorkie Runway Fashion Show
Benefitting Angel On A Leash therapy dog program (www.angelonaleash.org)
and showcasing the New Yorkie(r) pet fashion line
New Yorker Hotel, 481 8th Avenue
Red Carpet Cocktail Hour 5:30 p.m. followed by the Fashion Show at 7 p.m.
Tickets $25-$55.
More information: www.NewYorkieRunway.com or 646-259-3811

Pre-Westminster Fashion Show
To benefit Animal Care & Control of New York City
Hotel Pennsylvania 6-11 p.m.
Venetian Masquerade theme and evening with all dogs welcome. Featuring three runway fashion shows by Ada Nieves. Tickets $25.
For information 203-595-5452 or Gregg@oehlermedia.com

Annual Theatre Benefit for AKC Humane Fund
AKC Annual Humane Fund Benefit
Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark
With after show party at The 21 Club
Tickets $350. For information, call 212-696-8203 or email jwk@akc.org


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11

The Business of Pet Writing Conference 2012
Presented by Charlotte Reed and The Pet Socialite Inc.
Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 Seventh Avenue
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pet writers can spend the day attending seminars, meeting publishing, social media, pet and pet-related industry insiders. For information or to sign up, visit www.petwritingconference.com. $175 per person includes lunch.

Purina Pro Plan's 57th Annual Show Dogs of the Year Awards
Presented by Dogs in Review
Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York
By Invitation Only

Idols and Angels
A benefit for Angel On A Leash therapy dog, hosted by Ruth Pereira
Featuring American Idol finalists Kristy Lee Cook and Aaron Kelly
Annual Angel On A Leash Halo Awards honoring therapy dog teams
Affinia Hotel, 5-7 p.m. Tickets $100
For information, call 646-259-3811 or email admin1@angelonaleash.org


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 - MARCH 24

William Secord Gallery
52 East 76th St, 3rd Floor, New York
212-249-0075
www.dogpainting.com
"An Artistic Legacy: The Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge Collection"
This collection of more than 150 works of art is being sold to benefit St. Hubert's Animal Shelter in Madison, NJ.
Opening reception Saturday, February 11: 2pm - 6pm
Special Westminster Hours: February 12, 13, 14: 10am - 6pm
Regular gallery hours: Mon-Sat: 10am - 5pm
***In addition to the gallery exhibition, a selection of dog paintings will also be offered at the Westminster show Feb. 13-14.
Information: 212-249-0075 or Galina@dogpainting.com


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12

The Barkfest at Bonhams
Charity Brunch, 10 a.m. - Noon: A preview of the Dogs in Show & Field Fine Art Sale to be held Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m.
580 Madison Avenue, New York
Admission is $50 with an advance donation to the AKC Humane Fund or $60 at the door. For information 212-644-9039 or email alan.fausel@bonhams.com

Paws and Punch
A champagne brunch to benefit Angel On A Leash
Gerald Peters Gallery, 24 East 78th St, New York
Two separate viewings: 10-11:30am & 11:30am-1pm
Art-loving canines and their human companions are invited to a private viewing of The Doggie Diaries by Michael Scott to benefit Angel On A Leash.
Admission is by donation of $50 to Angel On A Leash. Reservations required.
Information: (212) 452-6600 or apolemis@gpgallery.com

Alliance of Purebred Dog Writers (APDW)
2012 Arthur Awards Luncheon
Sardi's Restaurant, 234 West 44th Street
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
For information and reservations, log on to purebreddogwriters.org or call

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

Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA)
Annual Awards Dinner
Affinia Manhattan, 371 7th Avenue
5 p.m. Reception, Dinner and program 6 p.m.
For information and tickets, call 610-384-2436 or email rhydowen@aol.com
Web site: www.dwaa.org


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Take The Lead to Westminster
Club Bar & Grill, Madison Square Garden
11 p.m. (following Group judging)
Late night celebration featuring light supper, champagne, wine and the company of friends.
Tickets, $125 per person, must be purchased in advance by calling 800-814-1123 or by logging on to www.takethelead.org



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