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138th Annual Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden

The 138th Annual Westminster Dog Show is right around the corner. The highly anticipated event will be taking place at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Feb. 10, 2014. "Ch Palacegarden Malachy", a Pekingese, won the best in show award in 2012, while the following year, "GCH Banana Joe V Tani Kazari", an Affenpinscher, was the champion of the prestigious award. Many people have asked the question, "does the Westminster Dog Shows determine breed popularity?". Horald Herzog and Steven Elias' conducted a study in 2004 to determine whether Westminster purebred winners coincide with a "surge in popularity" in Westminster Kennel Club registration (Herzog and Elias, 2004). Believe it or not, Westminster winners did not influence popularity amongst breeds. The 138th Annual Westminster Dog Show is almost here and you must get your tickets before they are sold out! Have fun and enjoy all the incredible cuteness!

Mieke Cooymans (left) and GCH Banana Joe V Tani Kazari (right)
Photo by John Moore/Getty Images

Turn on your television sets and don't miss all the LIVE action on CNBC on Monday night from 8-11 PM

Tuesday night is USA is will be showing a live televised event from 8-11 PM

Get your popcorn, chips and dip ready and enjoy the show! Or follow the link below to part of the live action:


Herzog, H. A., & Elias, S. M. (2004). Effect of winning the westminster kennel club dog show on breed popularity. Journal Of The American Veterinary Medical Association, 225(3), 365-367.

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