Westminster 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship

A Ventura County resident will be competing in The 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster in New York City on Saturday, Feb. 14, the opening act of the famed Westminster Week and its celebration of dogs.

Colleen Thurston and her Labrador Retrievers, Lacey and Maggie, will be among the more than 3,000 dogs competing in the events of Westminster Week, which includes the iconic 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show and the agility trial. The agility trial is limited to dogs competing at Master level, which includes both purebred and mixed breed (All American) dogs.

Colleen is also known as Collen Copelan MD, a psychiatrist, specializing in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Lacey and Maggie work full time in her office, bringing comfort, love and joy to young patients.

The Agility Trial finals will be televised nationally on FOX Sports 1, Sunday, Feb. 15 (12-2pm ET).

On Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 16-17, breed competition in Westminster’s world-famous all-breed dog show will be held during the day at Piers 92/94. The evening finals (Groups and Best In Show) will be held at Madison Square Garden and televised live from 8-11pm ET on CNBC, Monday, Feb. 16 and on USA Network on Tuesday, Feb. 17.

For the first time, The Westminster Kennel Club presents AKC Meet The Breeds brought to you by Purina Pro Plan on Pier 92 on Saturday as well, giving Westminster Week a full range of informational and fun dog-related activities. For the full Westminster week schedule, please see www.westminsterkennelclub.org.

For more information, contact: David Frei, The Westminster Kennel Club, david@westminsterkennelclub.org, 212-213-3212.

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