Westminster Dog Show 2022: schedule, channel, live stream, best in show, tickets

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The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show 2022 is back this week after the dog show was postponed from its usual winter date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the second year in a row, the Canine World’s Super Bowl has moved from Manhattan to the grounds of Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, New York.

The Westchester County site will welcome thousands of dogs, owners, handlers and fans to 67 acres of greenery for the 146th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Showwhich ends on June 22 with the Best of Show nomination.

Nearly 3,500 dogs will take part in Westminster Week, including group judging, agility and obedience. At least 163 of those dogs will represent New Jersey in breed competition.

Golden Retrievers are the most represented breed, followed by Labrador Retrievers, Pugs, Rhodesian Ridgebacks and French Bulldogs.

See below for a full Westminster events schedule and a watch guide for streaming and TV.

Verb with his owner, Perry DeWitt. The border collie won the agility championship at Westminster in 2021.Marie Altaffer | PA

The Westminster Masters Agility Championship, Westminster’s first event of the week, will see dogs weaving quickly around poles, deftly navigating a series of obstacles and jumps, balancing carefully on a swing and weaving wildly through a tunnel to try the fastest and cleanest runs.

In 2021, Verb, a border collie from Wyncote, Pennsylvania, won agility for the second time after his first triumph in 2019.

There are two ways to catch all the agility action:

The Westminster Kennel Club Agility Preliminaries will be livestreamed from 7:30 a.m. ET to 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 18 at westminsterkennelclub.org.

The Westminster Masters Agility Championship Final will air from 12:30 p.m. ET to 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 19 on Fox.

westminster breed competition runs from 8 a.m. ET to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 20, Tuesday, June 21 and Wednesday, June 22 and can be streamed live on westminsterkennelclub.org or viewed on demand on the website.

Dog and herd breeds compete on Monday, while toy, terrier and non-sporting the breeds meet on Tuesday and the sporting and working breeds meet on Wednesday.

Select coverage of the breed show will also air live on FS2 from 1 p.m. ET to 4 p.m. ET on Monday, June 20, Tuesday, June 21 (along with the Junior Showcase Preliminaries) and Wednesday, June 22, and broadcast live on Fox Now. and the Fox Sports apps.

The Junior Stage Finale airs from 7 p.m. ET to 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 22 on FS1.

Russian toy dog

A small Russian dog, one of the new breeds in the show for 2022.Michael M. Santiago | Getty Images

Two breeds are new to the Westminster Kennel Club dog show this year – the mudi and the russian toy.

The mudi — plural mudik – is a herding breed from Hungary that dates back to the 1800s, with roots in the Puli, Pumi and German Spitz breeds.

Russian toy dogs, joining the Westminster Toy Group, are small companion dogs with a history among the Russian aristocracy. They share a line with the English Toy Terrier.

Mudi

The Hungarian mudi makes its debut at the 2022 show.WKC

group judgment for toy, non-sporting, hunting and herding dog groups airing from 7:30 p.m. ET to 11 p.m. ET on Tuesday, June 21 on FS1. Coverage will be streamed live on the Fox Now and Fox Sports apps.

Group judgment for athletic, working and terrier groups airs starting at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 22 on FS1 and Fox Deportes. Coverage will be streamed live on the Fox Now and Fox Sports apps.

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Westminster Dog Show 2020

Linda Brennan and her Labrador retriever, Heart, at the Westminster Masters Obedience Championship in 2020. Aristide Economopoulos | NJ advance media

New Jersey is the home of the Westminster Obedience Champions.

In fact, the state claims every obedience winner since the contest was added to the show in 2016.

A New Jersey Labrador Retriever named Grant won the 2021 Westminster Masters Obedience Championship alongside his owner, Mary Ann Flanagan of Glen Gardner (see video below).

In 2020, Heart, a Labrador Retriever from Warren County, and his owner, Linda Brennan, retired the Westminster Masters Obedience Championship trophy after winning the competition five years in a row.

This year, the Westminster Masters Obedience Championship will be broadcast live from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET on Monday, June 20 at westminsterkennelclub.org.

Select coverage will also air live from 1-4 p.m. ET on Monday, June 20 on FS2.

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will name the best in show following the group judging, which will air from 7.30pm ET to 11pm on Wednesday June 22 on FS1 and Fox Deportes. The show will also stream live on the Fox Now and Fox Sports apps.

A Pekingese named Wasabi won the award for best show in 2021.

Wasabi, a Pekingese

Wasabi the Pekingese on the winners’ podium at Westminster in 2021.PA

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Most dog show tickets are sold out. However, Masters Agility Championship Preliminary Tickets (not the final) are still available.

The event runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 at the Lyndhurst Estate (635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY). Tickets $25; $12.50 for children 5 to 12 years old.

Group Judging and Best Show tickets are not available due to capacity limitations.

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Amy Kuperinsky can be reached at [email protected] and followed at @AmyKup on Twitter.

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