Though we didn’t think it was possible, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show just became a little bit cuter.
The most prestigious dog show competition in the world announced on Monday that in addition to showing tons of adorable doggies, they will also be showing a range of cats for the first time in their 140-year-history (though there was a “meet the breeds” event in the past with cats, it was typically held at a different time than the main show).
In addition to showing cats, Westminster also added three new breeds to the lineup this year: the American hairless terrier, the African sloughi and the Hungarian pumi. Around 2,800 dogs will compete to be Best in Show at the competition, which will take place on February 11, 13 and 14.
“The club has maintained its traditions while expanding to accommodate an ever-changing, dog-loving public,” Westminster spokeswoman Gail Miller Bisher told reporters at a news conference.