Q&A: Nathan, A Bloodhound That Did Not Win The Westminster Dog Show

Another year, another February; another parade of dogs coming to a gray and bitter New York in hopes of winning the big ribbon at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Of all this year's upsets, few were as touching as the toppling of Flessner's International S'Cess, a handsome bloodhound from Maryland who won Best… » 2/18/15 11:08am 2/18/15 11:08am

Best In Show Winner Gets Frisky With The Good Morning America Crew

That's Sky, the five-year-old wire fox terrier that won best in show at Westminster last night, getting right to the point with George Stephanopoulos on the set of Good Morning America. » 2/12/14 12:02pm 2/12/14 12:02pm

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

This Dog's Spirit Animal Is A Coked-Up Boogie Nights Character

"Too many things, too many things, too many things...I wanna go for a walk. Let's go for a walk...Oh, I don't want to do this any more. Honey, I can't. Let's just? Let's have fun now! Let's just go and go and go, because it's over. There's just too many things, too many things, too many things. Too many things." » 2/11/13 11:00pm 2/11/13 11:00pm

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

Someone Just Tried To Disrupt The Best In Show Judging At Madison…

We have practically no information about this, other than that a woman with a sign tried to rush the stage as Best In Show was about to be announced at the Westminster Kennel Club show at Madison Square Garden. Twitter rumors say the sign said something about PETA, but we don't really have any confirmation of that.… » 2/14/12 10:56pm 2/14/12 10:56pm

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

Great Moments In NBC Programming Synthesis, Starring The Capitals' Jay…

While we were deprived any beagles in last week's Puppy Bowl, NBC viewers were treated to two of them this afternoon. Returning from break late in Washington's game against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden, NBC dropped this quick promo for the Westminster Dog Show which gets underway tomorrow at MSG—a rare and… » 2/12/12 2:58pm 2/12/12 2:58pm

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

Braving A Blizzard Now The Only Way To Watch Olympics Live

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 2/17/10 6:30am 2/17/10 6:30am

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

Back To Bitches: Tales From Westminster

Once again, Deadspin has deputized Barry Petchesky as its professional pooch reporter to cover the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show mess. Here is his day two report. » 2/11/09 3:15pm 2/11/09 3:15pm

Ma'am, There's A Dog In Your Crotch: Tales From Westminster

Once again, Deadspin has deputized Barry Petchesky as its professional pooch reporter to cover the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show mess. Here is his report. » 2/10/09 2:30pm 2/10/09 2:30pm

PETA: Dog Master Race To Rise Up, Annex The Sudetenland

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show got underway on Monday, and of course PETA was there to add an air of dignity and understatement to the proceedings, as the photo indicates. » 2/10/09 11:30am 2/10/09 11:30am