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CNBC'S "AMERICAN ORIGINALS: WESTMINSTER DOG SHOW" PREMIERES ON FEBRUARY 5TH AT 9PM & 1AM ET

Jennifer Dauble
Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | 7:07 PM ET

CNBC'S "AMERICAN ORIGINALS: WESTMINSTER DOG SHOW" PREMIERES ON FEBRUARY 5TH AT 9PM & 1AM ET

When 2500 of America's champs gather in New York City at Madison Square Garden, it can mean only one thing - the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

CNBC presents "American Originals: Westminster Dog Show" taking an inside look at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. CNBC gets up close and personal with last year's champion UNO, the adorable beagle who captured the judges and the spectators hearts with his classic breeding and personality. We take you to New York's Pennsylvania Hotel to view the $10,000 indoor puppy spa and workout area that gets the dogs ready to compete. We talk to owners, trainers and judges to find out what it takes to be a champion. CNBC traces the history of the Westminster Kennel Club from it roots in the bar of New York's Hotel Westminster in 1876 to today's competition and how owners spend thousands of dollars to train, groom, and travel their dogs to competitions around the country to vie for Westminster's ultimate prize: Best in Show!



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