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FILE – A Samoyed dog handler walks her dog before the judges in the working group category at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on June 13, 2021 in Tarrytown, NY The Westminster Kennel Club annual dog show is the newest event to be postponed or canceled in New York as the number of coronavirus cases increases. The club’s board of directors announced on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 that it would postpone its event scheduled for late January 2022 until later in the year. A new date was not given.



FILE – Wasabi, a Pekingese, rests on the podium with his trophy and ribbons after winning Best on Show at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show on Sunday June 13, 2021 in Tarrytown, NY – the last event that was in New York is postponed or canceled as coronavirus cases rise. The club’s board of directors announced on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 that it would postpone its event scheduled for late January 2022 until later in the year. A new date was not given.



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FILE – Matty Pugdashian pugs rest after their breed evaluation at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on June 12, 2021 in Tarrytown, NY The Westminster Kennel Club’s annual dog show is the newest event in New York that has been postponed or canceled since the The number of coronavirus cases is increasing. The club’s board of directors announced on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 that it would postpone its event scheduled for late January 2022 until later in the year. A new date was not given.

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NEW YORK (AP) – The Westminster Kennel Club’s annual dog show is the latest event to be postponed or canceled in New York as coronavirus cases rise.

The club’s board of directors announced on Wednesday that it would postpone its event, scheduled for late January 2022, until later in the year. A new date was not given.

“The health and safety of all participants in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show are of the utmost importance,” the group said in a statement. “We appreciate the continued interest and support from the community as we are postponing the show to a time when we can safely get together.”

The 144-year-old dog show attracts thousands of entrants from across the United States and usually takes place in Madison Square Garden in February with semi-finals and finals. Moved to June last year, it was held outdoors at the Lyndhurst estate in the suburbs of Tarrytown, north of New York City. Spectators were not allowed, human participants had to be vaccinated or retested.

A Pekingese named Wasabi won a Whippet, a French Bulldog, an Old English Sheepdog, a German Shorthair, a Samoyed and a West Highland White Terrier for Best in Show.

With COVID-19 cases now exploding in the US, the postponement comes less than two weeks after more than 8,500 dogs, owners and handlers gathered for another top US dog show, the American Kennel Club National Championship in Orlando, Florida are.

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