The 2014 WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW Premieres LIVE Feb. 10 and 11 on Discovery World
Dogs and their handlers return for the 138th¬†year to excitedly attack the obstacle course of jumps, tunnels, and weave poles in the¬†2014 WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW, premiering LIVE¬†Monday, Feb. 10and¬†Tuesday Feb. 11¬†¬†at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT¬†on¬†Discovery World.¬†The Club announced that new Canadian judge, Newfoundland-born breeder-owner-handler and author Betty Regina Leininger, will head a panel of 44 judges from the U.S., Canada, and Ireland for the 2014 Show. The enthusiastic panel will oversee the world‚Äôs most famous and prestigious event, held at¬†Madison Square Garden and Piers 92/94¬†on¬†Manhattan’s West Side. With a total of 190 breeds, the world-renowned dog show will judge canines in categories that include best in group, best of breed, and best in show. ¬† ¬†
Leininger began her experience in purebred dogs with the breeding and exhibiting of German Shepherd dogs in her native home of Newfoundland. After a career as a paralegal, she moved to the United States and became an AKC-licensed professional handler.
The¬†2014 WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW¬†is America‚Äôs second-longest continuously held sporting event behind only the Kentucky Derby, with the first telecast broadcast in 1948.
Programming note: The encore presentation of the 2014 WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW will air on Discovery World Tuesday, Feb. 11 and Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 12 p.m. ET/ 9 a.m. PT,¬†on Animal Planet Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/ 9p.m. PT, and on Discovery Saturday, Feb. 15 and Sunday, Feb. 16 at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT.¬†¬†