The cats will also take part in an agility competition.
The competition to be named best of the hound, herding, toy and non-sporting will be broadcast live on FS1 from 8 to 11 p.m. February 13. (The Times notes that a similar event including cats has taken place before, though separately from the main event.) How are people taking the wild news?
At a press conference on Monday announcing this year's new breeds, the Kennel Club unveiled a gorgeous Bengal cat from Maryland.
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The Westminster Kennel Club is America's oldest organization dedicated to the sport of purebred dogs. Westminster. There's only one. Besides the traditional breed judging, it has added agility and obedience competitions and a non-competitive "meet the breeds" event in recent years.