Each canine competitor will first compete for Best in Breed. The winning dogs will then move up to Best in Group and finally Best in Show.
In addition to this breed competition, the show also includes agility and obedience competitions, which are open to mixed breed dogs. During the agility contest, dogs will complete a complex obstacle course, weaving between poles and leaping over fences. And in the obedience competition, dogs will show off their ability to follow their handler’s commands.
When and where is the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show?
The Westminster Kennel Club Dog show will start on Saturday
, 六月 18 at the Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown
, 纽约. This is the second year in a row that the show has been held at Lyndhurst instead of its usual home at Madison Square Garden in New York City
. The competition was relocated due to concerns about COVID-19
, 根据 新闻稿.
Saturday’s contest is the Masters Agility Championship, with preliminaries taking place from 8:00 上午. 至 4:00 下午. The final competition takes place from 7:00 下午. 至 9:00 下午.
The competition will pick up again on Monday, 六月 20, with the Masters Obedience Championship and the judging of Hound and Herding breeds. Both contests will take place from 8:00 上午. 至 4:30 下午.
星期二, 六月 21, spectators can watch the judging of Toy, Terrier and Non-Sporting breeds and the Junior Showmanship Preliminaries, in which children show off their dog handling skills, 从 8:00 上午. 至 4:30 下午. 之后, the judging of the Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding Groups takes place from 7:30 下午. 至 11:00 下午.
在星期三, 六月 22, the judging of the Sporting and Working breeds and the Junior Showmanship Preliminaries will happen from 8:00 上午. 至 4:30 下午. The Junior Showmanship Finals takes place from 7:00 下午. 至 7:30 下午. The last groups — Sporting, Working and Terrier — will be judged from 7:30 下午. 至 11:00 下午.
最后, the winners from each of the seven groups will compete for Best in Show.
How can I watch the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show?
Spectators hoping to watch the action live can still purchase tickets for the show online
. But if you can’t make it to Tarrytown
, 别担心: The show will be streaming on westminsterkennelclub.org
, the WKC App and FOX Sports App
FOX Deportes will provide Spanish-language coverage of the competition, and Canadian dog lovers can watch the show on Sportsnet.
几乎 3,500 dogs will take part in the competition
. Participants are invited to compete based on strict entry requirements
, including how many other dogs they’ve defeated in breed competitions
. Dogs can also become eligible if they have won a certain number of major show awards
总共 209 breeds and varieties of dogs will compete for Best in Show
. 今年, 有 two new breeds eligible for the award
: the Mudi
, a Herding group dog from Hungary
, and the Russian toy
, a small competitor in the Toy group once popular among the Russian aristocracy
There will be 70 golden retrievers, 49 labrador retrievers and 46 pugs in attendance, making these the most represented dogs at the show.