By Terry Trucco
New York in mid-February is special if you happen to be a dog lover. Yes, the wind whistles and the ground is frozen solid. But for two days — February 13 and 14 this year — Madison Square Garden is Dog Central as the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, caninedom’s show of show, sweeps into town, luring more than 3,000 of the world’s most perfect pooches.
No one said being a show dog is easy. Come day’s end dog-tired competitors, whether Standard Poodles, Portuguese Water Dogs or Pumis, a new breed for 2017, crave a cozy room and comfy bed following a long day of good behavior. So do their trainers. (more…)