Two British Columbia German Shepherd siblings were honored this weekend at the world’s most prestigious dog show.
The Westminster Kennel Club’s 145th Annual Dog Show took place June 12-13 in Tarrytown, New York, showcasing the most impressive dogs from around the world.
About 2,500 dogs of 206 breeds took part in the event and a Pekingese named Wasabi took home the biggest honor of the evening: “Best In Show”.
Two German Shepherds from Woodside German Shepherds in Aldergrove were honored at the event.
The Woodside Arabella was named “Best of Breed” while her sister Bella Jun was the “Selected female dog”. Arabella also placed fourth overall in the âHerding Groupâ.
Last year, Bella Jun received the Best of Opposite Sex award at the annual competition.
Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show
In order to qualify for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, all entries must be qualified American Kennel Club Champions. In order to qualify to participate in the Best in Show, Best of Breed winners must participate in group competitions.
According to the Westminster Kennel Club, âEach breed belongs to one of the following seven groups: athletic, hound, working, terrier, toy, non-athletic and herding. Four placements are assigned in each group. ”
Due to New York’s COVID-19 regulations affecting the allowed number of event attendees, Westminster events in 2021 were not open to spectators or vendors.