Since 1877, The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has been held in New York. It is the second longest running sporting event, bested by the Kentucky Derby. Although it's not my preferred dog activity (I'm partial to agility and hunting retriever field events), it's not the worst way to spend a couple nights in front of the tube.
Television coverage is a little strange, as it has been for years. USA Network has a commitment to WWE, and can't carry the second half of the first evening, so there is a channel change involved tonight. According to the WKC Website, the Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting, and Herding group competition will be televised live Monday on USA Network from 8-9 PM ET and continuing on CNBC from 9-11 PM ET. The Sporting, Working, Terrier, and Best In Show competition will be televised live Tuesday on USA Network from 8-11 PM ET.
With bias to the retriever breeds, I watch annually with hopes that this is the year for a retriever to go best in show. In 135 years, it has never happened. I'm hoping for a Golden Retriever win, but it's probably going to be a terrier. Last year's Scottish Deerhound won, and, in my opinion, it was a good choice. Any predictions?