Looking Back at the Search and Rescue Dogs Honored at the Westminster Kennel Club Show

From an AP story by Ginger Tidwell and Ben Walker headlined “Good dogs! 20 years of covering Westminster Kennel Club show”:

To every sport, there’s a season, a spot on the calendar that fans mark for the big event. World Series, October. College hoops, March. Indy 500, Memorial Day.

For dog owners, it’s right around Valentine’s Day. That’s when they normally cuddle up on the couch with their pooch to watch the Super Bowl of Dogs — the Westminster Kennel Club show.


Most years, a dog like Appollo wouldn’t get close to the green carpet at the Garden. But the show in 2002 was no ordinary show.