and hello to the A-listers. The Westminster winner can be seen
hanging out with the likes of Matt Lauer, Diane Sawyer, George
Stephanopoulos, Whoopi Goldberg, Charlie Rose, Anderson
Cooper, Donald Trump, David Letterman, Michael Kors, Cesar
Millan, Tony LaRussa, Martha Stewart and of course, many
others. A dog-gone world indeed…
Demands from an adoring public never stop. Josh
(Newfoundland, 2004) and Carlee (German Shorthaired Pointer,
2005) appeared on Late Night with David Letterman.
At Broadway’s famous Sardi’s Restaurant, the crowned dog is
served nothing less than sliced steak on a silver platter. Speaking
of Broadway, Banana Joe (Affenpinscher, 2013) and Sky (Wire Fox
Terrier, 2014) enjoyed roles in hit shows The Mystery of Edwin Drood
and Kinky Boots, respectively. Stump (Sussex Spaniel, 2009), the
oldest dog to win, was featured on the cover of AARP magazine.
Sadie (Scottish Terrier, 2010) was celebrated at her owners’
world-famous Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in Michigan.
Winners are worshipped as stars in their hometowns, getting
the key to the city, receiving proclamations in their honor and
enduring photo ops with governors and local celebrities. Some
however, go on to touch a lot of lives in meaningful ways. Several,
like Uno (Beagle, 2008), James (English Springer Spaniel, 2007)
and Rufus (Colored Bull Terrier, 2006), have been therapy dogs,
visiting people in health care facilities all over the country.
A dog’s life, indeed—compliments of The Westminster
Winners are worshipped
in their hometowns,
get the key to the city
in their honor.
Banana Joe gabs with the ladies of ABC’s The View.
James sees eye-to-eye with a friend at Ronald McDonald House.
Uno with Mayor Bloomberg and David Frei at Macy’s Parade.
Sadie rings the NYSE Opening Bell.
Hickory on top of the world from the Empire State Building.