Westminster Kennel Club News Flash


The Westminster Kennel Club announces that the original paintings, the creations of world-renowned artist Misha Linn and used as commemorative posters for its 2019-2021 shows, will be given to Take The Lead.

Take The Lead’s initial plan is to raffle the original 2019 show artwork. Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the year at the Take The Lead booth at major dog shows and events with the winner drawn and announced February 11, 2020 during Westminster Week. Proceeds from the raffle will support the organization in its dedicated efforts to provide direct services, support and care for people in the sport of purebred dogs who suffer the devastation of life-threatening or terminal illness or are affected by natural disasters. For more information about Take The Lead’s good works and its booth calendar, visit www.takethelead.org.

Sari Brewster Tietjen

 We are saddened to report that Multiple Group Judge and World Famous Chin Breeder Sari Tietjen passed away on Saturday,  May 11, 2019. Sari was a contributing columnist to Dog News and we extend our deepest sympathies to her husband Herman  and son Ricky and family.