(DOG SHOWS/DOGS) For years, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has closed its doors to mutts everywhere, but this year mixed breeds are getting a chance to strut their stuff.

The most recognizable dog pageant in the world is debuting an agility competition in February that will take place two days before the 138th annual Westminster dog show. Mutts are rejoicing, because unlike the main dog show, the agility contest won’t just allow purebred dogs. Continue reading at the link below to find out how the agility contest works, and what this means for all dog breeds. — Global Animal

Mutts are participating in a Westminster dog agility contest.
Mixed breeds have participated in contests like the Nuts for Mutts Dog Show, but are looking to test their might against purebreds. Photo Credit: Nuts For Mutts

The New York Times, Richard Sandomir

Read The New York TImes article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/16/sports/mixed-breed-dogs-welcome-at-westminsters-new-agility-trial.html?hp&_r=0