Each canine competitor will first compete for Best in Breed. The winning dogs then become Best in Group and finally Best in Show.
In addition to this breed competition, the show also includes agility and obedience competitions open to mixed breed dogs. During agility competition, dogs complete a complex obstacle course, weaving between poles and jumping over fences. And in the obedience competition, the dogs demonstrate their ability to obey their handler’s commands.
When and where is the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show held?
Saturday’s competition is the Masters Agility Championship with heats from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The final competition takes place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m
Competition resumes on Monday 20th June with the Masters Obedience Championship and judging of the Hound and Herding breeds. Both competitions will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
On Tuesday, June 21, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., viewers will be able to watch the judging of Toy, Terrier and Non-Sporting breeds as well as the Junior Showmanship Preliminaries where children will show off their dog handling skills, including the Hound, Toy, non-sporting and herding groups are held from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m
On Wednesday, June 22, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the judging of the sport and working breeds and the Junior Showmanship Preliminaries will take place. The Junior Showmanship Final will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The final groups — Sporting, Working and Terrier — will be judged from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m
Finally, the winners from each of the seven groups will compete for the title of Best in Show.
How can I see the Westminster Kennel Club dog show?
FOX Deportes will cover the competition in Spanish and Canadian dog lovers can watch the show on Sportsnet.
Who is entering?
There will be 70 Golden Retrievers, 49 Labrador Retrievers and 46 Pugs in attendance, making them the most represented dogs at the show.