Canine Kingdom (6 Photos)
All Photos © Landon Nordeman. Above: Karen Biehl, right, the owner of Eli the Chihuahua.
The Westminster Kennel Club Dog show is the super bowl of dog shows. Only the Kentucky Derby has existed longer. Landon Nordeman, 2006 PDN’s 30, was given the opportunity to photograph it for The New Yorker last year (where he’s a contributing photographer) and is currently shooting it now, in its 135th annual running of the show. Nordeman likes to work in places where people flock together to participate in a shared cultural experience, often to celebrate their love for something such as dogs, Elvis or fashion week. He believes that interesting photographs exist everywhere – it’s just a matter of seeing them. To see more of Nordeman’s work click here.
Patricia Scanlon and Alex Rios pose for a picture with two former Best in Show winners: Stump, a Sussex spaniel, and J.R., a bichon frise.
Sadie, a 4 year old Scottish Terrier, is photographed by members of the media after winning Best in Show at the annual 134th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Best in Show Judge Elliott Weiss said, “This is very special. A dog of this quality comes along once every ten years. Her breed character is fabulous–she thinks very highly of herself. her coat is absolutely breathtaking.”
Borzois get ready to compete for Best of Breed.
The dog handler Rebecca Carner attends to D.J., her Old English sheepdog, during judging for Best of Breed.