Herbie, our Old English sheepdog, will be competing against 2721 dogs at the 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in NYC on February 10 and 11. This is the most widely watched telecast of a dog show in the world with dogs from Canada, Brazil, Croatia, Germany, the UK, France, Japan and Mexico. Eighty-three of the dogs entered are from Michigan. If Herbie wins Best of Breed during the day on Monday he will compete on Monday evening, February 10, at Madison Sq in the Herbing Group. CNBC will televise the show live from 8-11 P.M. Tuesday’s broadcast, February 11, will be on the USA Network, from 8-11 P.M using the same format for other breeds. Winning dogs from both nights will compete for Best in Show on Tuesday night.
If you would like to attend, Herbie will be competing during the day on Monday from 8 A.M. to 6 P.M. along with other breeds. I will let you know his bench location here before the show. Herbie will be benched daily from 11 A.M. until 8 P.M. so you can personally shake his paw, or my nervous hand.
This is what you need to know: Herbie’s American Kennel Club registered name is Ken-Bear’s G. Ch. Herbie the Love Bug. Wigglebottons is the kennel where he was bred. Beth Ginther is his breeder and co-owner.Cathy Drummands of Ken-Bear’s OES co-owns and handles Herbie in the ring.(Cathy bred Ch. Ken-Bear’s N Wigglebottoms Pippin, Herbie’s father. Pippin won First Award of Merit at Westminster the first year he attended. ) Laurice LaZebnik is a co-owner and head mother of Herbie. He lives at her cottage. (G. Ch. Is short for Grand Champion.)(Herbie is a Bronze level Grand Champion.) Old English sheepdogs are members of the Herding Breed of dogs. Mondays judging will be held at Piers 92/94 on W. 55th St. and the West Side Highway.
Wow! That is so cool… what a life event! I wish you and Herbie the best of luck. Dave and I will be watching on TV.