Montag, 4. März 2013

Alpen Schatz at the Westminster 2013 Dog Show

February 11-12th 2013 was a big date in the Big Apple for tens of thousands of Dog Lovers, Breeders, and Handlers. It was the 137th Annual Westminster Dog Show which had record entries and attendance of over 25,000 eager canine enthusiasts who travelled from around the world to see their favourite breeds and learn about new ones.

This year Westminster awarded Affenpinscher Banana Joe Best in Show. This is the first time this 500 year old German breed has won Best in Show at Westminster. And Banana Joe is an appropriate name for this pup, as "Affen" in German means "Monkey"!

Behind the Scenes - prepping for the ring!

Alpen Schatz was invited by the Westminster Kennel Club to travel to New York and set-up a booth with our fine European Imports to entertain the exhibitors and attendees of their show. That we did in style! We brought our classic SWISS collars and leashes as well as the beautiful HUNTER line of pet accessories and the classy La Cinopelca Italian collars, harnesses and leashes that people love so well.
Shine, a beautiful Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, in her new Alpen Schatz Swiss Collar with her owners sporting their new SWISS Belts and Armbandli. Shine competed in this year's show! She is from Seneca Swissy Kennels in Indiana.

We also made many adults and children alike happy with our darling Stuffed Animals, SWISS Cowbells, Folkmanis Puppets, Books, Alpine Hats and Accessories.

Westminster Alpen Schatzi's (left to right):
Dena Steele, Claire Coppola, Tina Gaines, Peggy Law, Mary Dawn DeBriae, Francesca Nelson, Marie Whelan and Ginger Locke (not present for photo)
We, the Alpen Schatz team thank all that stopped by
and shopped on our booth!
Cick on any picture in this BLOG or HERE to view. Enjoy!

Hotel Tip - New York City

Alpen Schatz hotel of choice for our 9 day long stay in New York City for our 2013 Westminster Show trip was THE AVALON HOTEL on 16 East 32nd St.


The Hotel was in a great location, the staff very helpful, the room and bathroom newly refurbished, clean and well appointed. We had a Double Queen Suite with two Queens AND a pull-out sofa bed. Part of my staff for the show stayed there with me and we had no complaints. The room was especially spacious and quiet which was a plus.
See my full review on Trip Advisor.

By the way, these are all of my own pictures that I took...not a far cry from the hotel's professional pictures on their web-site which can often be deceiving. In this instance their Website pictures were true in every case to the real deal.