Metuchen resident to compete at 140th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

A Metuchen resident will be competing at the 140th annual Westminster Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show in New York City, Feb. 15-16.

Carolyn Pirro and her two-year- old Smooth Collie, Ch. Special Baby You a Song CGCA, “Cruise” will be among more than 3,000 dogs competing in the events of Westminster Week, which includes the iconic all-breed dog show, its third annual Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster and the Inaugural Masters Obedience Championship.

Twenty-yea- old Carolyn Pirro has been showing dogs since the age of 12. While she has shown at Westminster before, this is the first time doing so with her own dog. In under two years, Cruise has received all of his points to become a Champion, completed his Advanced Canine Good Citizen title, and passed his herding instinct test, all thanks to the hard work and dedication of his owner handler, Carolyn. When he is not at a show, Cruise enjoys hiking, trips to the beach, and lounging by the TV.

Breed competition in Westminster’s world-famous dog show will be held during the day at Piers 92/94. The evening finals (Groups and Best in Show) will be held at Madison Square Garden and televised live from 8-11 p.m. ET on CNBC, Feb. 15 and on USA Network on Feb. 16.

The dog show is preceded on Feb. 13, by the third annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster on Pier 94 as part of the “Meet & Compete” event which also includes AKC Meet The Breeds® presented by Purina Pro Plan on Piers 92 and 94 giving Westminster Week a full range of informational and fun dog-related activities.

For the full Westminster Week schedule, please see www.westminsterkennelclub.org. For more information, contact Gail Miller Bisher, The Westminster Kennel Club, at 212-213-3212 or gail@westminsterkennelclub.org.