Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is the pinnacle of shows for the American Kennel Club. The best dogs, the best handlers, the best breeders, and the best photographers all show up (ok there were a couple exceptions, but this is for the most part).
We got the call to be able to photograph for a fantastic publication, Dogs Outside The Ring, which meant we got almost full access to all of these great dogs while being surrounded by some impressive peers at the pier. It is with the highest honor to be included in the elite at the show and we are beyond grateful for the opportunity to have been able to photograph there.
Here are just a few of our favorite photos from the show…
From Chris Ihle’s amazing lego sculpture of last year’s Best In Show winner, to getting to sit in the pit with some dog show photography elites it was a blast. We got to spend time with the Mastiffs, the Frenchies, and our friends in the Cavaliers, and even got to watch handler and owner friends of ours win all 3. Group night on Monday (and unfortunately not Tuesday’s as our transportation schedule didn’t allow it) was a blast, but there were a couple really fun dogs at the hotel, and in the benching area. Getting to spend time with friends and meet new ones in the benching area was awesome too.