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Field Trials

At its inception, the Westminster Kennel Club was a sportsmen’s association, with members largely interested in working their sporting dogs in the field. Westminster’s logo is a Pointer named Sensation, a dog that was imported by one of its members in the 1870’s to strengthen American breeding stock. A dedication to responsible breeding of purpose-bred dogs is at the core of Westminster’s mission. More than a century later, Westminster believes that preservation of sporting dog breeds can best be achieved by supporting performance events that highlight purebreds doing their jobs as originally intended in a natural landscape.