Golden retrievers have the most entries (61) at the 2013 Westminster Kennel Club 137th Annual All Breed Dog Show, which started today in New York. Goldens will hit the ring tomorrow, Tuesday Feb 12 at 10:00 am ET. Group judging for the sporting group will take place at 7:30 pm ET. You can tune in to their live feed on the website or check your local listings. (group judging will not be available on live feed)
Click here to see the list of entries of golden retrievers in this years show.
Golden retrievers, along with Labrador retrievers, have never won Best In Show at Westminster, even though they are two of the most popular breeds in the country.
2006 was the best year for the golden retriever at Westminster. Am/Can Ch Chuckanut Party Favour O Novel SDHF OS won Best In Group for the Sporting Group.
In 2009, BIS BISS CH Toasty’s Treasure Island SDHF took second place in the sporting group.
Here is a great article that explains the history of this prestigious event, which is the second oldest sporting event in the United States, one year behind the Kentucky Derby.