It’s finally that magical time of year, where dog lovers all around the world come together to celebrate dogs of all shapes and sizes!
The 141st Westminster Dog Show will be aired on February 13th and in honor of the big event, Purina Dog Food has created a fantasy sport league for some high-stakes dog picking. It’s about time!
So how do you partake in this magical fantasy league? It’s simple, sign up online at www.dogshowbracket.com, pick your top dog contenders and win money—if you pick correctly, that is. You must pick one finalist from each of the 7 dog categories to win. The categories are:
In partnership with the Westminster Kennel Club Show, Purina Pro Plan created the Purina Pro Plan $1 Million Dollar Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Bracket Challenge, AKA fantasy football but without the football and a whole lot less complicated. Those who pick the correct winners out of the 7 categories have the chance to take home the big bucks.
So how do you choose a top dog out of all the adorable contenders? Unlike fantasy football, you won’t need to know which MVP gained the most yardage or scored the most field goals this season. To help you narrow down your selection, Digital Doggy is providing you with some quick and easy tips as to what the judges will be looking for this year:
- Balance: overall appropriate proportions in size
- Eyes: color, shape, size
- Ears: shape, length, position
- Head shape
- Muzzle: shape, length
- Whiskers: thickness
- Tail: how it arches and sets (how high or low)
- Legs: muscle, stance, proportionality
- Coat: texture, length
- Color: accepted breed colors
- Gait: how the dog walks
- Attitude (you can’t win anything without a positive attitude, not even the Westminster Fantasy League)
After you choose your favorite fluffs, sit back, relax and enjoy the show! The show airs on Fox Sports on February 13th at 5pm PT and again on February 14th at 5pm PT.
Paula Nykiel of Washington will be one of seven group judges for all you of you following the Westminster Dog show event. Nykiel will officiate over the sporting group during the evening competition held at Madison Square Garden.
If you’re interested in attending the event live, head to New York City and purchase your ticket at the door. General admission tickets are 40 dollars a night and reserved seating is 65 dollars a night. The two-day all-breed dog show will feature daytime judging from among nearly 2,800 dogs, representing 202 breeds, at Piers 92 and 94 in Manhattan.
Whether you’re simply watching from home or attending in person and placing heavy bets on the dogs through the Fantasy Sport League, this year’s Westminster Dog Show is not one you want to miss!