Picking the Winners of the Westminster Dog Show Is an Honor—and Serious Responsibility

From a New York Times story by Emily Anthes headlined “What’s a Good Boy? Ask These Westminster Judges.”:

On a cold February day more than two decades ago, Ted Eubank, a dog breeder from Texas, stepped into the ring at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show for the first time. It was the first year that Cavalier King Charles spaniels — the silky-eared, saucer-eyed dogs that were Mr. Eubank’s specialty — had been allowed to compete in the prestigious dog show, which was then held at Madison Square Garden. The crowd around the ring was 10 people deep, he recalled recently.