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Westminster Spokespersons

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Seán W. McCarthy
Mr. McCarthy has served as Westminster President since 2012.
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Thomas H. Bradley, 3d.
Mr. Bradley has served as Westminster Show Chairman since 2002.
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David Frei
David is the public spokesperson for the Westminster Kennel Club and has been the television voice of Westminster since 1990.
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WKC Logo

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2015 Judges

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Best In Show: The Hon. David Merriam of Bonsall, CA ( Bio | Photo
Sporting Group: Mr. Ken Murray of Island Lake, IL ( Bio | Photo )
Hound Group: Mrs. Betty-Anne Stenmark of Woodside, CA ( Bio | Photo )
Working Group: Mrs. Theresa Hundt of Sandy Hook, CT ( Bio | Photo )
Terrier Group: Dr. John Reeve-Newson of Toronto, Canada ( Bio | Photo )
Toy Group: Mr. Elliott Weiss of Middletown, DE ( Bio | Photo )
Non-Sporting Group: Ms. Shirley Limoges of Ottawa, Canada ( Bio | Photo )
Herding Group: Mr. Klaus Anselm of Keswick, VA ( Bio | Photo )
Junior Showmanship Finals: Mr. Michael Dougherty of Escondido, CA ( Bio | Photo )

Breed Judges:
Dyane Baldwin of Newport PA ( Bio | Photo )
Gayle Bontecou of Clinton Corners NY ( Bio | Photo )
Joy Brewster of Newtown CT ( Bio | Photo )
Sandra Frei of Woodinville WA ( Bio | Photo )
Jocelyne Gagne of Welland ONT CANADA ( Bio | Photo )
Guy Jeavons of Moffat ONT CANADA ( Bio | Photo )
Norman Kenney of Cross Roads TX ( Bio | Photo )
David Kirkland of Sanford NC ( Bio | Photo )
Dr. Jerry Klein of Chicago IL ( Bio | Photo )
Dr. Andrew Kramer of Leesburg VA ( Bio | Photo )
Rosalind Kramer of Leesburg VA ( Bio | Photo )
Marion Lyons of Hampton NH ( Bio | Photo )
Allen Odom of Denver CO ( Bio | Photo )
John Ramirez of Downey CA ( Bio | Photo )
James Reynolds of Ottawa ONT CANADA ( Bio | Photo )
Linda Robey of High Ridge MO ( Bio | Photo )
Dr. Alan Santos of New York NY ( Bio | Photo )
Robert Shreve of Greeley CO ( Bio | Photo )
Robert Slay of Cary NC ( Bio | Photo )
Robin Stansell of Clayton NC ( Bio | Photo )
Mark Threlfall of Merrimack NH ( Bio | Photo )
Robert Vandiver of Simpsonville SC ( Bio | Photo )
Cindy Vogels of Greenwood Village CO ( Bio | Photo )
Satu Yla-Mononen of Kangasala, Finland ( Bio | Photo )

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Agility Judges:
Mr. Alan Arthur, Leander, TX ( Bio | Photo )
Mr. Graham Partridge, Austell, Cornwall, UK ( Bio | Photo )


New Breeds for 2015

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COTON DE TULEAR
(Non-Sporting Group)
Wild tales of 16th Century pirates and shipwrecks surround the origins of the Coton de Tulear. Developed by natural selection on Madagascar, the "cottony texture" of the white coat, rectangular silhouette and convex topline defines the breed. Intelligent, quirky and clown like, Cotons became a favorite of the Island's aristocracy, who proclaimed them, "The Royal Dog of Madagascar." Sturdy and athletic, they excel in agility and obedience training. Readily adapting to all lifestyles, Cotons are ideal companions. With long flowing coats in the show ring, family pets are often kept in "easy care" short clips.

Courtesy of United States of America Coton de Tulear Club
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WIREHAIRED VIZSLA
(Sporting Group)
Developed by hunters and falconers in Hungary, the Wirehaired Vizsla is a lean, athletic hunting dog whose most distinguishing features are its weather resistant, dense wire coat with beard, eyebrows, and brushes on the legs. From nose and eyes to toenails, the Wirehaired Vizsla is self-colored in harmony with its coat of golden rust.?It is sturdy and strong yet graceful, built to hunt in all elements and cover any terrain encountered by the walking hunter. With a keen nose for hunting and tracking feather and fur on land and in water, it has a natural point and retrieve. ?Affectionate and intuitive, the Wirehaired Vizsla is an ideal companion for the active family.

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2014 Show Photos

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BEST IN SHOW


BIS - GCH Afterall Painting The Sky
Breed: Wire Fox Terrier

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BIS - GCH Afterall Painting The Sky
Breed: Wire Fox Terrier

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BIS - GCH Afterall Painting The Sky
Breed: Wire Fox Terrier

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BIS - GCH Afterall Painting The Sky
Breed: Wire Fox Terrier

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BIS - GCH Afterall Painting The Sky
Breed: Wire Fox Terrier

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BIS - GCH Afterall Painting The Sky
Breed: Wire Fox Terrier

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BIS - GCH Afterall Painting The Sky
Breed: Wire Fox Terrier

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BIS - GCH Afterall Painting The Sky
Breed: Wire Fox Terrier

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BIS - GCH Afterall Painting The Sky
Breed: Wire Fox Terrier

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BIS - GCH Afterall Painting The Sky
Breed: Wire Fox Terrier

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BIS - GCH Afterall Painting The Sky
Breed: Wire Fox Terrier

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BIS - GCH Afterall Painting The Sky
Breed: Wire Fox Terrier

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RESERVE BEST IN SHOW


RBIS - GCH Brighton Lakeridge Encore
Breed: Poodle (Standard)

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RBIS - GCH Brighton Lakeridge Encore
Breed: Poodle (Standard)

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RBIS - GCH Brighton Lakeridge Encore
Breed: Poodle (Standard)

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RBIS - GCH Brighton Lakeridge Encore
Breed: Poodle (Standard)

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TERRIER GROUP


1 - GCH Afterall Painting The Sky
Breed: Fox Terrier (Wire)

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NON-SPORTING GROUP


1 - GCH Brighton Lakeridge Encore
Breed: Poodle (Standard)

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TOY GROUP


1 - GCH Marlex Classic Red Glare
Breed: Miniature Pinscher

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HERDING GROUP


1 - GCH Riverside Telltail Coco Posh
Breed: Cardigan Welsh Corgi

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SPORTING GROUP


1 - GCH Whistlestop's Riley On Fire
Breed: Spaniel (Irish Water)

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HOUND GROUP


1 - GCH Flessner's International S'Cess
Breed: Bloodhound

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WORKING GROUP


1 - GCH Claircreek Impression De Matisse
Breed: Portuguese Water Dog

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1st Annual Masters Agility Championship Photos

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Kelso
7-year-old Border Collie
owned and handled by Delaney Ratner of Cape Elizabeth, ME,
winner of Masters Agility Championship at Westminster

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Kelso
Winner, Masters Agility Championship at Westminster

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Kelso
Winner, Masters Agility Championship at Westminster

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Roo!
6 1/2 year-old Husky mix
owned and handled by Stacey Campbell of San Francisco,
winner of Best All-American (mixed breed)

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Roo!
Highest scoring All American (mixed breed) dog at Masters Agility Championship at Westminster

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Westminster Images

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On Top of the World- "Sky" (GCH Afterall Painting The Sky) atop the Empire State Building, the day after winning Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. With handler Gabriel Rangel. Photo credit: Jack Grassa


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Carrying on a longtime tradition, Sardi's owner Max Klimavicius feeds "Sky" (GCH Afterall Painting The Sky) off a silver platter. With handler, Gabriel Rangel. Photo credit: Jack Grassa


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One of three new breeds in 2014, a Rat Terrier in the ring at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Photo credit: Steve Surfman



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One of three new breeds in 2014, a Chinook, ringside, at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Photo credit: Jack Grassa


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One of three new breeds in 2014, a Portuguese Podengo Pequeno in the ring at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Photo credit: Jack Grassa


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A Beagle in the ring at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Photo credit: Krista Droop



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A Yorkshire Terrier relaxing backstage at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Photo credit: Jack Grassa


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Two Doberman Pinschers on the purple carpet waiting to be shown at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Photo credit: Kerrin Winter Churchill


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A Labrador Retriever on the purple carpet waiting to be show at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Photo credit: Kerrin Winter Churchill



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CA Pomeranian in the ring at the the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Photo credit: Kerrin Winter Churchill


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A Norwegian Elkhound is offered a treat while being shown in the Hound Group at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Photo credit: Lisa Croft Elliott


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Last year's Best in Show winner, "Banana Joe" is dispayed on the new Madison Square Garden scoreboard during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Photo credit: Lisa Croft Elliott



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The Sporting Group in the ring at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Photo credit: Lisa Croft Elliott


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A Papillon, left, and a Miniature Pinscher say hello during the judging of the Toy Group at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Photo credit: Mary Bloom


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An affectionate moment between a Whippet and her handler, while waiting to be judged in the Hound Group at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Photo credit: Mary Bloom



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A class of Bearded Collies in the ring at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Photo credit: Sandra Dukes


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A Standard Manchester Terrier in the ring at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Photo credit: Steve Surfman

Banana Joe Best in Show winner 2013
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Malachy Best In Show Winner 2012
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Hickory Best In Show 2011
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Sadie Best In Show 2010
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Stump Best In Show 2009
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Uno Best In Show 2008
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James Best In Show 2007
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Rufus Best In Show 2006
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Best In Show trophies
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Empire State Building
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Superintendent

MB-F, INC

The MB-F name carries a veritable history of dog shows in the United States. Moss Dog Shows, established by Edgar A. Moss in Greensboro, NC in 1933 brought dog shows to the South. Bow Dog Shows, established by A. Wilson Bow in 1930, was widely known in the Midwest. And, the Foley Dog Show Organization, established by George F. Foley in 1900, had the distinction of having handled most of the prestigious shows held during his time.

In 1967, Tom Crowe, who had been a well-known professional handler, joined the Moss organization and it became Moss Dog Shows, Inc. This new blood spurred the company's growth and the number of shows handled climbed rapidly. The Bow organization was merged into Moss in late 1970 and the company became Moss-Bow Dog Shows. After George Foley's death in 1970, management of the Foley organization passed through several hands until 1973 when the organization began sharing the North Carolina management and printing facilities of Moss-Bow.

Eventually the Foley organization was merged into Moss-Bow and, wanting to continue to recognize the history represented by these three companies, the name became MB-F, Inc. The headquarters continues to be in Greensboro, NC, with branch offices in Michigan, California, Oregon, and Florida, and an additional road crew based in Philadelphia, PA.

At the present time MB-F handles approximately 1,100 shows per year spanning the length and breadth of the United States. They have also handled shows in Canada and Mexico as well as two World Shows. Widely known for their proficiency and quality, they have been the leader in the application of computers to the sport and were the first to launch an interactive website, the highly regarded www.infodog.com.


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