The 139th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will be held next month at Madison Square Garden!
If you’re planning to head there for fur-filled days, here’s the schedule and what you can expect in this year’s Westminster show!
DAY 1- February 14
Meet the Breeds
This year boasts the first American Kennel Club Meet the Breeds event.Guests will be given the opportunity to meet the participating dogs prior to the 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship.
You can play with more than 100 extremely well-bred dogs between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., atPier 92, 12th Ave.
Tickets bought in advance cost $20/adult and $10/child, but will be $25 on the day.
2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship
The Agility Championship features dog obedience, teamwork between dog and owner, and superb canine athleticism. Owners put the dogs through their paces through a series of tunnels, jumps and other challenges.
Tendogs from five height classes that have earned master-level titles, will be featured.
The 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship will beheld between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Pier 94, 711 12th Ave. Tickets are for $22 for adults and $10 for children.
You need a separate ticket for the finals, which starts at 7 p.m. Tickets for the finals are $27 for adults and $10 for children.
DAY 2- February 15
Masters Agility Championship
From 12 to 2 pm on February 15, Fox Sports 1 will air the Masters Agility Championship.
DAY 3 – February 16
Best In Breed Shows
Benching and judging will be held at Piers 92 and 94. If you have pier tickets, you’ll be able to watch the Best In Breed Shows, without attending the Madison Square Garden event. You can also chat with the owners and watch the dogsget readyfor their big moment from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Monday’s eventincludes the hounds, toys, non-sporting and herding groups. Pier tickets are $27 for adults and $10 for children.
You can also watch a live stream of the breed judging on the Westminster Kennel Club’s website.
Main event, The Westminster Kennel Club’s 139th
The main event kicks off at 6 p.m. at Madison Square Garden. Judging of the hounds, toys, non-sorting and herding groups will also be held on that night.
DAY 4 –February 17
Best In Breed Shows
Pier ticket holders canview benching and judging during the Best In Breed Shows. The event takes place at Piers 92 and 94 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. The show will include sporting, working and terrier groups.
Pier ticket holders are now allowed access to Madison Square Garden, but for $180, you can purchasea “Go Anywhere Ticket”. This guarantees reserved seating for both MSG night shows and unlimited Pier activities.
The show at Madison Square Garden includes Junior Showmanship of sporting, working and terrier groups, and the Best In Show judging. The event begins at 7:30 p.m.
If you cannot go the event venue, you can watch the live broadcast on USA from 8-11 p.m!
Tickets can be purchased at the Piers or at westminsterkennelclub.org.
Are you and your dog excited?