Here Are 2,000 Photos We Took At The Westminster Dog Show

The thing about the Westminster Dog Show is (and this is going to sound obvious) that there are so many dogs. If you watch the primetime TV broadcast, you see one of each breed—a perfect kibble-sized snapshot of the dog world. But attending the show, something you should absolutely do if you're in New York, is… » 2/12/13 6:40pm 2/12/13 6:40pm

Exile In Dogville: Westminster Gets Comfy In Its New Home

Welcome to Dogs in Donut Coats Deadspin's seventh annual coverage of the Westminster Dog Show, featuring a dog in a donut coat. If you're only here for the dogs in donut coats, you can leave now, because there are no more. Otherwise: welcome. Donut-coatless dogs are within. » 2/11/13 6:05pm 2/11/13 6:05pm

Looking For Love On Valentine's Day At Westminster

I have a girlfriend and a cat, and at Westminster I feel like I'm cheating on both. When's the last time you fell in love at first sight? When your heart and soul was completely handed over within seconds of meeting someone? When you and a complete stranger fell into a slobbery make-out session, with extra tongue, and… » 2/14/12 7:10pm 2/14/12 7:10pm

Handjobs, Butt-To-Butt Action, And Other Sex Secrets Of The Champion…

For his new book, Show Dog: the Charmed Life and Trying Times of a Near-Perfect Purebred, Josh Dean spent more than a year following a champion show dog named Jack, a young Australian Shepherd. In the following excerpt, Jack—who is owned by a single mother from Pennsylvania named Kimberly Smith—tries to mate for the… » 2/14/12 8:00am 2/14/12 8:00am

Calling Off The Dogs: Day 2 At Westminster

For the fifth(!) year in a row, I'm honored to serve as an embedded photojournalist on the front lines of the dog show circuit. Here's my dispatch from day two. » 2/15/11 5:15pm 2/15/11 5:15pm

Picking Up Scraps At The Westminster Dog Show

For the fifth(!) year in a row, I'm honored to serve as an embedded photojournalist on the front lines of the dog show circuit. Here's my dispatch from day one. » 2/14/11 5:05pm 2/14/11 5:05pm

In Which We Get Sucked Into A Crazy Dog Show Feud

Remember the Dog Show? Little did I know when I posted this photo, I would open up the door to one man's insane quarrel with the pictured handler, and receive a letter that's ten kinds of nuts. » 5/12/10 12:15pm 5/12/10 12:15pm

So, Here's A Dog Show Judge Playing With A Bulldog's Nutsack

Tickling a dog's scrotum apparently gives it a facial expression closer to the breed's standard, thereby pleasing judges. Also pleasing the dog, obviously. » 3/24/10 3:30am 3/24/10 3:30am

Dog Day Afternoon Redux

For the fourth(!) year in a row, I'm honored to serve as an embedded photojournalist on the front lines of the dog show circuit. Here's my dispatch from day two. » 2/16/10 8:30pm 2/16/10 8:30pm

Dogging It At Westminster

For the fourth(!) year in a row, I'm honored to serve as an embedded photojournalist on the front lines of the dog show circuit. Here's my dispatch from day one. » 2/16/10 12:00pm 2/16/10 12:00pm

Wrapping Up The Westminster Dog Show

The Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden features the finest athletic specimens at MSG since ... well, since the last Dog Show. We don't consider competitive dog preening a sport, but we do find it funny, and we think Best In Show is one of the funniest movies ever made. » 2/14/07 11:00am 2/14/07 11:00am

Deep, DEEP Inside The Westminster Dog Show

Starting yesterday and concluding today, the Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden features the finest athletic specimens at MSG since ... well, since the last Dog Show. We don't consider competitive dog preening a sport, but we do find it funny, and we think Best In Show is one of the funniest movies ever… » 2/13/07 11:00am 2/13/07 11:00am