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Get To Know A Handful Of The Connecticut Dogs Heading To Westminster

Get To Know A Handful Of The Connecticut Dogs Heading To Westminster

The 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show airs Feb. 11 to 13, and 128 Connecticut dogs are headed to New York City to compete among the more than 2,800 pups vying for best in their breeds, groups, and, ultimately, best in show.

Show-dog owners choose their breeds for a variety of reasons. Some chose a breed because its fur is hypoallergenic or because short hair is easier to groom than long hair. Or maybe they did a friend a favor by taking a dog, then got hooked.

The main reason, though, is the “awwww” factor, otherwise known as “Look at that little face!” Owners of elite dogs really are just like other dog owners. They just want to look into a dog’s eyes and fall in...