Annually, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show takes place in New York City.
It is frequently referred to as the "Super Bowl of dog shows" and is the oldest and most renowned dog show in the country.
The Westminster Kennel Club was established in 1877, and Madison Square Garden hosted its inaugural dog show in 1883.
The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is a two-day competition; the first day is dedicated to judging, while the second day is devoted to the finals.
Each of the seven categories for dogs—hound, toy, non-sports, herding, sporting, working, and terrier—is assessed independently.
The Best in Show competition, the pinnacle of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, is where the winners of each category go on to compete.
All dogs with American Kennel Club registration are welcome at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
All breeds are welcome, and there are no restrictions on size or age.
So what does a Westminster all-American dog look like? A dog that is registered with the American Kennel Club and qualified to compete in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is referred to as a "all-American dog" at Westminster.