Tennis, or terriers? US Open’s home hosts famed dog show

Amy Gilmer, left, and her Chinese crested Surfer Dude wait backstage at Arthur Ashe stadium before competing in the agility preliminaries during the 147th Westminster Kennel Club Dog show, Saturday, May 6, 2023, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NEW YORK (AP) — They’re at the top of their sport. They’re primed to run down tennis balls. So perhaps it’s perfectly natural that about 3,000 top-flight canines are converging on the grounds of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, where the Westminster Kennel Club dog show began Saturday.