After being delayed from its winter date due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 Westminster Kennel Club canine show has returned this week.
The Super Bowl of the Dog World has moved from Manhattan to the Lyndhurst estate, Tarrytown, New York, for the second year in a row.
The 146th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will be held at the Westchester County venue. It will feature thousands of dogs, their owners, handlers, and fans on 67 acres of greenery.
After the COVID-19 pandemic, the Westminster Kennel Club canine competition has been rescheduled for this week.
The 2022 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has arrived. This gives dog lovers an opportunity to savor the moment and ask the timeless question, “Who’s a good boy?”
The number of eligible dog breeds for the Westminster Dog Show has increased to 211 this year, and the American Kennel Club officially recognized two new breeds. Mudi, a Hungarian farm dog, will be joining the Herding Group. The Toy Group will now include the small Russian Toy.
You don’t have to believe me. The four days of The Dog Show will be live-streamed to viewers at home so that you can enjoy all the wonderful dogs and girls from your own home. Although you won’t have the opportunity to pet them, you won’t likely be allowed to do so even if your ticket included a visit to Tarrytown, NY.
The Super Bowl of the Dog World has moved from Manhattan to Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, New York, for the second year running.
For the 146th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the Westchester County venue will be home to thousands of dogs, handlers, and fans on 67 acres of greenery.
Are you a big fan of Westminster Kennel Club Dog Shows? Do you want to know when and where it will air? We’ve got you covered.
There are six days of coverage on both streaming and TV, so there’s plenty for Westminster Dog Show fans. You can watch all the aspects of the show online, as well as streaming and TV services.
Nearly 3,500 dogs will participate in Westminster week. This includes agility, obedience, group judging and agility. New Jersey will be represented by at least 163 of these dogs in the breed competition.
The most popular breed is the golden retriever, followed closely by Labrador retrievers and pugs.
Below is a complete schedule of Westminster events, as well as a watch guide that can be used for streaming or TV.
The Westminster Masters Agility Championship will be the first event in Westminster week. Dogs will have to quickly weave around poles, navigate a series hurdles and jumps, balance on a seesaw, and then wildly carve through a tunnel to attempt the fastest and cleanest runs.
Verb, a Wyncote border collie, won agility in 2021. He had previously won the event in 2019.
Two ways to capture all the agility action are available:
Livestreaming of the Westminster Kennel Club agility preliminary events will begin at 7:30 a.m. ET from 4 p.m. ET Saturday, June 18 at westminsterkennelclub.org.
The finals of the Westminster Masters Agility Championship will be broadcast at 12:30 p.m. ET ET from 3 p.m. ET Sunday, June 19, on Fox
The 146th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show presented by Purina PRO Plan will be held on June 18, at Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown. The Best in Show award will be announced on June 22. This honor was previously won by Wasabi the Pekingese in 2020.
PEOPLE interviewed Gail Miller Bisher, the director of communications at the Westminster Kennel Club, and Fox Sports analyst for the dog competition to find out what animal lovers can look forward to from this year’s event.
Two new breeds have been added to the line-up, which may be something dog lovers might notice. The Westminster Kennel Club recognized the Mudi, an energetic, “easy-to train” dog, as well as the Russian Toy, which is a canine with large eyes and tall ears similar to a Chihuahua. Both breeds are eligible for the famous event. The Mudi will make her Westminster debut in the Herding Group. The Russian Toy will join the Toy Group.
The “hidden gem” breeds will be highlighted at this year’s Westminster dog show.
Miller Bisher stated that there are 211 breeds of dogs that are eligible to enter Westminster. However, a lot of these breeds, even though they are ancient, have been around for centuries and even shown at Westminster since 1877. Some of them are very vulnerable which means they are extremely rare.
We want people to be able to find the right breed for them if they are looking to adopt a dog. She said that they have a long history and are great pets. But people don’t know much about them.
Hidden gems of the 2022 Westminster Dog Show are the “American Fox Hound” — George Washington owned them, and they’re still shown at Westminster today — the Skye Terrier and Sussex Spaniel and the Bergamasco Shepherddog.
While many people are familiar with the Westminster Dog Show’s confirmation event, in which one dog is named Best In Show for the best-exhibiting breed standard, Miller Bisher stated that the Westminster Dog Show also features agility and obedience competitions that should not be missed.
“I love watching the finals of agility. Agility in general is great, but agility finals are my favorite because of the passion, energy, and love that they exude. She shared that it is true and the audience can see it.”
Loyal Westminster watchers won’t miss a moment of the competition. Live streaming of the 2022 Westminster Dog Show’s events will be available at westminsterkennelclub.org, the WKC App, and FOX Sports App.
There will also be live coverage of 17 hours on FS1 & FS2, and two and a quarter hours of the Agility Finals live on FOX. An eight-hour live simulcast of the Agility Finals in Spanish on FOX Deportes and 17 hours on Sportsnet Canada.