Go, Zinger!, go


Kathy and Zinger get ready for the big contest in New York.
  • Kathy and Zinger get ready for the big contest in New York.
Kathy Matejka and her Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Zinger, will compete in the 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster in New York City on February 14, the Colorado Springs Sports Corp. tells us.

The duo will be among the more than 3,000 dogs competing in the events of Westminster Week, which includes the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show and the agility trial.

Here's more from the release:

Kathy and Zinger! have participated in agility trial competitions and traveled to 38 states during a 6-year long career together. Zinger! is the first and only Pembroke Welsh Corgi to achieve 5 Preferred Agility Champion titles, the highest level of accomplishment in the sport. This is their second trip to the famed Westminster Kennel Club show.

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.

Kathy Matejka currently serves as the Sports Commissioner for Dog Agility in the Rocky Mountain State Games, Colorado's Largest Sports Festival offering competition in 40+ sports primarily over July 17-19 & 24-26. To register for one of the 40+ sports or to volunteer, please visit RockyMountainStateGames.org.
For the full Westminster week schedule, please see www.westminsterkennelclub.org.

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