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LIVE From The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show!
Petrendologist Charlotte Reed and Michael Fleck, DVM report from the iconic Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City.
On Saturday, February 8, the pet power couple will cover Westminster's first annual Masters Agility Championship. Westminster is bringing what the American Kennel Club has deemed "the most exciting canine sport for spectators" to center stage on Westminster weekend. Dogs and their handlers excitedly attack the obstacle course of jumps, tunnels, weave poles, and more in a timed competition in the fastest-growing dog sport in the country. The Masters Agility Championship at Westminster will be open to dogs competing at Excellent or Masters levels, including purebred dogs, mixed breeds registered in the AKC's Canine Partners program, miscellaneous breeds not yet eligible for conformation competition, Foundation Stock Service recorded breeds, and Purebred Alternative Listing dogs (purebred dogs that cannot be fully registered). The Mixed Breed category is especially significant. The Mixed Breeds inclusion marks one of the first times since Westminster's early days that non-purebred dogs can compete in a Westminster event.
On Monday, February 10 and Tuesday, February 11, the Dynamic Pet Duo kick start their days with their "Rockin The Radio: Live From Westminster 2014 National Radio Tour". From their ringside location in Pier 92 & 94, their reporting will be broadcast to more than 25 different radio shows across the country. They will make "appearances"
In the afternoons, the couple will interview Westminster representatives, judges, owners, breeders, handlers and past Best in Show winners to give listeners timely, contemporaneous news stories about the day's events. At night, the two will enjoy the evening competition at Madison Square Garden, including interviewing Veterinary Scholarship Winners; Junior Showmanship participants;
Even before the 2014 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show begins, Ms. Reed and Dr. Fleck will disseminate information, photographs and videos over Westminster Weekend from parties and charity events from their Dynamic Pet Duo Social Media channels on Twitter (@DynamicPetDuo)
The pet power couple's intimate, round-the-clock coverage of the 2014 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show promises to make you feel like you too are attending one of the greatest canine celebrations.
Petrendologist Charlotte Reed
Charlotte Reed is the leading pet trend & lifestyle expert. Millions have had the opportunity to watch her on Better TV, CNN, Comedy Central, Fox & Friends, Nate Berkus, The View, Steve Harvey, Today's Show, VH1 and The Willis Report as well as many other televisions and radio shows around the globe, discussing "The What's New" for pets and their people. Reed is the co-host of "The Pet Buzz," a new internet radio show on Blog Talk Radio. She is the Pet Solutions columnist for "First for Women" magazine, providing money saving tips to their readers. Charlotte has been a popular blogger for NBC's Petside.com and Pet360.com. As the Happy & Healthy Pets blogger, Reed provided health and wellness pet care tips for Prevention.com readers. Charlotte is also the author of The Miss Fido Manners Complete Book of Dog Etiquette (Adams Media, 2007). Additionally, she served on the New York State Veterinarian Board for nine years, helping to set veterinary policy and educational standards for the State of New York. Reed is a graduate of Lafayette College and Fordham University Law School. For more information, visit CharlotteReed.com
Michael C. Fleck, DVM
Dr. Michael Fleck is a veterinary media expert, frequently appearing on TV and on radio. He lectures around the world primarily on the topic of skin and ear care for the companion animals. Additionally, Fleck has written articles for medical and pet-related publications. He is also the co-host of "The Pet Buzz," a new, internet radio show on Blog Talk Radio. As a practicing veterinary for over 35 years, Dr. Fleck has owned and operated veterinary practices in Michigan, Florida and Guam. Presently, he practices at the Animal Medical Center of Bradenton (http://www.amcofbradenton.com), located in Bradenton, Florida, focusing on small animals. He earned a Bachelor of Science and a degree in Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University. Additionally, he has a Master's degree in Reproductive Physiology from Western Michigan University. In 2005, Dr. Fleck founded Epiderma Pet which has developed high performance pet skin, ear care and other products under the trademark name, Epi-Pet. Dr. Fleck is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the veterinary medical associations of California, Michigan and Florida.
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