The 145th Westminster Dog Show is ready to happen over the weekend, with many of the occasions occurring on Saturday and Sunday, together with the crowning of the distinguished “Best in Show” award.
Because of the continued COVID-19 pandemic, the occasion will transfer to Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, New York, and beheld open air. It marks one of many sole instances within the occasion’s historical past that it’s going to not be held within the Madison Square Garden.
As has been the case since 2017, Fox Sports owns the published rights to the canine present. As an outcome, Fox and its associates will broadcast the occasion with FS1 being the first location for the published and the Fox Sports app containing all the streamable content material.
Here’s information to all the pieces it’s good to know concerning the 145th Westminster Dog Show, together with a full TV schedule and a historical past of earlier winners. Stay tuned this weekend for Sporting News’ reside updates and outcomes from the principal occasion on Sunday.
Westminster Dog Show schedule 2021
The 2021 version of the Westminster Dog Show can be broadcast June 12-13 on Fox, FS1, FS2, and the Fox Sports app.
Saturday, June 12
|Breed Judging, Junior Showmanship Preliminaries||1 p.m. ET – 4 p.m. ET||FS2|
|Masters Agility Championship Finals||5 p.m. ET – 7 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Pre-Show Programming||7 p.m. ET – 7:30 p.m. ET||FS1|
|Group Judging (Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting, and Herding Groups)||7:30 p.m. ET – 11 p.m. ET||FS1|
Sunday, June 13
|Breed Judging and Junior Showmanship Preliminaries||1:30 p.m. ET – 4 p.m. ET||FS1|
|Pre-Show Programming||7 p.m. ET – 7:30 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Group Judging (Sporting, Working, Terrier Groups, adopted by Best in Show)||7:30 p.m. ET – 11 p.m. ET||Fox|
How to reside stream the Westminster Dog Show
The Westminster Dog Show may be streamed online by way of the Fox Sports App or with fuboTV, which presents a free seven-day trial.
Additionally, choose content material can be obtainable for streaming on www.westminsterkennelclub.org.
Westminster Dog Show schedule of occasions
Here is the complete everyday schedule of occasions for the 2021 Westminster Dog present. Also included is a tv schedule for Saturday and Sunday. Below are detailed details about the first occasions that comprise the canine presence.
(All instances Eastern)
Masters Agility Championship
The agility championship will start with preliminaries on Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those can be obtainable to stream on the Westminster Kennel Club’s official website. The championship finals will happen on Saturday from 5-7 p.m. on Fox.
Masters Obedience Championship
The obedience championship will happen from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Westminster Dog Show
The predominant occasion will start on Saturday and can run by Sunday nighttime. Morning periods will go from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. whereas night periods will run from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Best in Show can be awarded on Sunday, June 13 on the completion of the competitors.
What is the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show?
The Westminster Kennel Club Dog present is a yearly occasion that options almost 3,000 canines. Normally, it’s held on the Madison Square Garden, although it will likely be held open-air in Tarrytown, New York in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The present consists of canine competing to be one of the best amongst their group. There are seven teams whole, together with the hound, toy, non-sporting, sporting, working, herding and terrier. The finest canine in every group then competes for the “Best in Show” title.
The present additionally contains the Master’s Agility Championship and Masters Obedience Championships.
History of the Westminster Dog Show
The inaugural Westminster Dog Show was held by the Westminster Kennel Club in 1877 at Gilmore’s Garden, the predecessor for Madison Square Garden. The occasion was initially imagined to final three days, however after 1,201 canines entered, it ended up working at some point longer. From there, it grew to become an annual occasion.
The present has been held every single yr since 1877. It occurred throughout the Great Depression, throughout wartimes, and through pandemic years, as it would in 2021.
The Westminster title comes from a Manhattan resort that the group of hunters that began the kennel membership met at continuously. The solely sporting occasion that has been working longer than the Westminster Dog Show is the Kentucky Derby, which predates it by two years,
Westminster Dog Show winners
The Best in Show award has been given out yearly since 1907, 30 years after the unique Westminster Dog present started in 1877. The Terrier group has gained the award 47 instances, probably the most of any group. Last yr’s winner, Siba the Poodle, gave the Non-Sporting group their 11th win, tied for the fourth-most of the seven teams.
Previous Best in Show winners
|2006||Rocky Top’s Sundance Kid||Bull Terrier (Colored)||Terrier|
|2007||Felicity’s Diamond Jim||Spaniel (English Springer)||Sporting|
|2008||Ok-Run’s Park Me In First||Beagle (15 Inch)||Hound|
|2009||Clussexx Three D Grinchy Glee||Sussex Spaniel||Sporting|
|2010||Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot||Scottish Terrier||Terrier|
|2011||Foxcliffe Hickory Wind||Scottish Deerhound||Hound|
|2012||Palacegarden Malachy||Pekingese Toy||Toy|
|2013||Banana Joe V Tani Kazari||Affenpinscher||Toy|
|2014||Afterall Painting The Sky||Fox Terrier (Wire)||Terrier|
|2015||Tashtins Lookin For Trouble||Beagle (15 Inch)||Hound|
|2016||Garbonita’s California Journey||Pointer (German Shorthaired)||Sporting|
|2017||Lockenhaus’ Rumor Has It V Kenlyn||German Shepherd||Herding|
|2018||Belle Creek’s All I Care About Is Love||Bichon Frise||Non-sporting|
|2019||Kingarthur Van Foliny Home||Fox Terrier (Wire)||Terrier|
|2020||Stone Run Afternoon Tea||Poodle||Non-sporting|
Most wins by group
|Group||Number of winners|