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Whippets Took Over Madison Square Garden!

Photo Credit: Marion Curtis/Starpix

In Celebration of the 125th Anniversary of The Breed’s First Competition at the Iconic Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

In advance of the 142nd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the Whippet, a very athletic sighthound breed originally from England, took over Chase Square at Madison Square Garden to celebrate 125 years in renowned competition. More than a dozen Whippets celebrated the milestone anniversary with a special oversized cake from Carlo’s Bakery, the bakers behind Cake Boss.

Whippets will compete for the 125th time at the World’s Most Famous Arena during the annual competition, which will take place on Monday, February 12th and Tuesday, February 13th 2018.

Whippets were first introduced at the Westminster KennelClub Dog Show in 1893 as a member of the Sporting Group. In 1930, the breed joined the newly formed Hound Group with much success. Since then, Whippets have won the hound group five times in 1958, 1964, 1965, 1981, and 2010. The first Whippet to win Best in Show at Westminster was Ch. Courtenay Fleetwood of Pennyworth in 1964. At last year’s show 45 Whippets were entered to compete.

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  • September 2018