Animal Competitions Around the World
Westminster isn’t the only dog show or animal competition that draws crowds and excitement. Check out these animal competitions from around the world featuring rabbits, cats, fish and more.
animals-events_ss_001The FEI World Equestrian Games are the major international championships for equestrianism, held every 4 years, halfway between the Summer Olympic Games. Like the Olympics, the location rotates to different spots around the world. The last games were held in 2010 in Kentucky -- the first time the event was held in the US. 960 1280
animals-events_ss_005A dog takes part in the agility competition on the first day of the annual Crufts dog show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England. During this 4-day competition over 20,000 dogs and their owners will vie for a variety of accolades, ultimately seeking the coveted title of “Best in Show.”- 960 1280
westminster-dog-show_ss_2012_001Nikkie Kinzigner performs a trick with Tibetan terrier Reese, winner of an award of merit, backstage at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, first held in 1877, is the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the US, second only to the Kentucky Derby. 960 1280
Pups on Parade at Westminster Dog Show 12 Photos
New Breeds at Westminster Dog Show 12 Photos