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MONDAY and TUESDAY
FEBRUARY 13th and 14th, 2017

ALL HOUND, TOY, NON-SPORTING AND HERDING BREEDS &VARIETY GROUPS WILL BE BENCHED AND JUDGED ON MONDAY

SPECIAL ATTRACTION:
THE 2ND ANNUAL MASTERS OBEDIENCE CHAMPIONSHIP WILL BE BENCHED AND JUDGED ON MONDAY.

ALL SPORTING, WORKING AND TERRIER BREEDS & VARIETY GROUPS WILL BE BENCHED AND JUDGED ON TUESDAY

MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB: Event No. 2017123702

141st ANNUAL DOG SHOW
– BENCHED –
All judging will be indoors

Show Hours: 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M. (E.S.T) Each Day

BREED, SPECIAL ATTRACTION 2ND ANNUAL MASTERS OBEDIENCE JUDGING/BENCHING and JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP PRELIMINARIES
PIERS 92/94, 711 12th ave. New York City, NY 10019

JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP FINALS AND VARIETY GROUP JUDGING/BENCHING:
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN CENTER

BREED ENTRIES CLOSE AT 3:00 P.M. E.S.T, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016 or when the maximum number of 2800 conformation dogs has been reached.

MASTERS OBEDIENCE INVITATION ENTRIES CLOSE AT 3:00 P.M. E.S.T, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016 or when the maximum number of 35 obedience dogs has been reached, if reached before 3:00 p.m. E.S.T, December 2, 2016.

LIMITED ENTRY: See pages 11-12, 19-32 for further limitations and requirements for entry into the show.

JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP ENTRIES CLOSE AT 3:00 P.M. E.S.T, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016. see pages 22-23, 19-32 for Junior Showmanship Competition invitee requirements.

Junior Showmanship and Obedience are not included in the Breed Entry Limit. Masters Obedience Championship limited entry: See pages 24-26, 19-32 for requirements and limit.

PLEASE READ ENTRY LIMITATION REQUIREMENTS AND RULES FOR SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES CAREFULLY!

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CERTIFICATION

Permission is granted by the American Kennel Club for the holding of this event under American Kennel Club rules and regulations.

James P. Crowley, Secretary


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NOTICE

ALL HOUND, TOY, NON-SPORTING, AND HERDING BREEDS & VARIETY GROUPS WILL BE BENCHED AND JUDGED ON MONDAY

THE MASTERS OBEDIENCE CHAMPIONSHIP DOGS WILL BE BENCHED AND JUDGED ON MONDAY

ALL SPORTING, WORKING AND TERRIER BREEDS & VARIETY GROUPS WILL BE BENCHED AND JUDGED ON TUESDAY

BENCHING HOURS at the Piers Each Day are 11:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. E.S.T; at Madison Square Garden, 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. E.S.T Each Day

The Masters Obedience Champion may be benched Monday at Madison Square Garden. The Four Variety Group Winners from Monday Must Be Benched on Tuesday at the Piers and Madison Square Garden.

NOTE: DOGS ENTERED IN JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP ONLY ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE BENCHED FOR THE DURATION OF THE BENCHING HOURS.


NOTE

NO CONFORMATION, OBEDIENCE OR JUNIOR DOGS WILL BE ADMITTED INTO THE PIERS PRIOR TO 3:00 P.M. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2017 NOR CONFORMATION OR JUNIORS DOGS INTO MADISON SQUARE GARDEN PRIOR TO 3:00 P.M., MONDAY AND TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 & 14, 2017.  CONSULT JUDGING PROGRAM FOR TIME DOGS MAY BE ADMITTED.


ENTRY FEES

Conformation entry of a dog: $100.00
Each additional conformation class of same dog: $100.00

Masters Obedience Competition: $80.00

Junior Showmanship Only: No Fee
Junior Showmanship as an Additional Class: No Fee
Additional Junior ONLY dog entered under same Junior Handler: $100.00

NOTE: Consult below for rules and requirements for entry into show.


CATALOG ADVERTISING

Advertising in The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Catalog is an excellent opportunity to promote your dogs to the public. Special rates of $150.00 for a Full Page Ad are available for breeders. Business card type Breed Club and Handler Ads $25.00. Commercial Ad rate: $350.00 for a Full Page. Write or call for your advertising contract and set-up sheet. The Deadline for all copy and photographs is December 21, 2016.

Write to:

ADVERTISING, The Westminster Kennel Club
149 Madison Ave., Suite 402, New York, NY 10016 or Call: (212) 213-3165



THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB OFFICERS
2017

PRESIDENT: Seán W. McCarthy
VICE PRESIDENT: Darrell W. Crate
VICE PRESIDENT: Charlton Reynders, III
TREASURER: Johnston L. Evans
SECRETARY: William M. Jackson

149 Madison Avenue, Suite 402, New York, NY 10016


Board of Governors

  • F. Avery Bourke
  • Thomas H. Bradley, 3d.
  • Darrell W. Crate
  • Barclay Douglas, Jr.
  • Johnston L. Evans
  • David W. Haddock
  • David A. Helming
  • Edwin M. Hershey, II
  • William M. Jackson
  • Seán W. McCarthy
  • Charlton Reynders, III
  • T. Williams Roberts, III
  • Harvey M. Wooding

Governors Emeriti

  • George F. Clements, Jr.
  • Thomas J. Hubbard
  • William F. Stifel
  • William M. Duryea, Jr.
  • Charlton Reynders, Jr.
  • Robert E. Taylor
  • Peter R. Van Brunt
  • John W. Everets
  • James F. Stebbins

Delegate to the AKC

  • Harvey M. Wooding

Dog Show Committee

  • David A. Helming, Chairman
  • F. Avery Bourke
  • Dorothy N. Collier
  • Barclay Douglas, Jr.
  • David W. Haddock
  • Edwin M. Hershey, II
  • T. William Roberts, III
  • Peter R. Van Brunt
  • Harvey M. Wooding
  • And the Officers of the Club

Chief Steward

  • Benjamin Saunders

Obedience Committee

  • David W. Haddock, Chairman
  • Thomas H. Bradley, 3d.
  • David A. Helming
  • Harvey M. Wooding
  • And the Officers of the Club

Agility Committee

  • Darrell W. Crate, Chairman
  • Thomas H. Bradley, 3d.
  • David W. Haddock
  • Tim F. Wray
  • And the Officers of the Club

Director of Operations: Florence Foti

Director of Companion Events: Paul Campanella

Director of Communications: Gail Miller Bisher

Director of Corporate Partnerships: Kelly Morra

Event Coordinator Westminster/Leash Club Match: Sandra Griggs Bishop



Veterinary Service In Attendance and 24-Hour Emergency Services
Animal Medical Center, 510 East 62nd Street, New York, NY 10065

Official Photographers

  • John L. Ashbey, P.O. Box 468, Gilbert, PA 18331 (610) 681-4968
  • Fritz Clark, P.O. Box 74, Gilsum, NH 03448 (603) 357-7086

(Only the Official Photographers may take win pictures.)
The Officers and Members of the Dog Show Committee of The Westminster Kennel Club will not exhibit at this show.


CLASSIFICATION

(Classes Divided by Sex)
Bred By Exhibitor
American Bred
Open
Winners
BEST OF BREED (VARIETY) COMPETITION
No entries will be accepted for Exhibition Only


RIBBON PRIZES

The following ribbon prizes will be awarded:

  • Best of Breed/Variety: Purple & Gold Rosette
  • Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Breed/Variety: Red & White Rosette
  • Best of Winners: Blue & White Rosette
  • Winners Dog & Winners Bitch: Purple Rosette
  • Reserve Winners Dog & Bitch: Purple & White Rosette
  • Select: Light Blue & White Rosette
  • The Westminster Kennel Club offers the following ribbons for First (Blue), Second (Red), Third (Yellow) and Fourth (White) in each regular class.
  • The Westminster Kennel Club offers Rosettes with WKC Medal in center for First, Second, Third and Fourth Prize Winners in each Variety Group.
  • The Westminster Kennel Club offers a Gold & Purple Rosette for Reserve Best in Show.
  • The Westminster Kennel Club offers a Purple & Gold Rosette for Best in Show.
  • Juniors Awards
  • Obedience Awards

NEW CHAMPION AWARD

Bronze Medallion for all dogs finishing their Championship at Westminster Kennel Club 2017: In order to receive one of these medallions, the owner must send the Westminster Kennel Club office a copy of their dog’s AKC Championship Certificate stating the final points for the Championship Award were received at Westminster in 2017. The office address is: 149 Madison Ave, Suite 402, NY, NY 10016 – Attention: L. Duane. DEADLINE: April 15, 2017.


NOTE:

The benching of dogs is an integral part of this show. The Rules regarding benching will be strictly enforced. Exhibitors/Handlers who do not adhere to the benching requirements as noted in the AKC Rules Applying to Dog Shows and those requirements of the club noted in this Premium List are at risk of The Westminster Kennel Club refusing all future entries from you for their show. In addition, dogs are presumed to be under the care, custody and control of the person(s) listed on the entry form.

Neglect of a dog in the benching area could result in an Event Committee Hearing.



JUDGES

  • MRS. BARBARA DEMPSEY ALDERMAN : 114 Spring Run Rd. Ext. Moon Township, PA 15108
  • MRS. MARY ANN ALSTON : 8 Fairhaven Ct., Ocean Pines, MD 21811
  • MRS. ANNE SAVORY BOLUS : 7118 Wolftever Landing Dr. Harrison, TN 37341
  • MR. THOMAS H. BRADLEY, 3d : 1003 Sherman St. Watertown, NY 13601
  • MR. JON R. COLE : P.O. Box 160205, Nashville, TN 37216
  • MRS. DOROTHY N. COLLIER : 1545 Black Oak Dr., #1002 Sapphire, NC 28774
  • MS. LYNN F. EGGERS : 3216 Wintergreen Ter., Grapevine, TX 76051
  • MR. ESPEN ENGH : Vestsideveien 321, 3400 Lier, NOR
  • MRS. JULIE FELTEN : 27984 N. Forest Garden Rd. Wauconda, IL 60084
  • MR. AGE GJETNES : Vestsidevein 321, 3400 Lier, NOR
  • MR. PETER J. GREEN : P.O. Box 186, Bowmansville, PA 17507
  • DR. STEVEN D. HERMAN : P.O. Box 2064, Dade City, FL 33526
  • MR. KENNETH M. MCDERMOTT : 110 Valley View Dr. Newburgh, NY 12250
  • MRS. KIMBERLY MEREDITH-CAVANNA : 539 Osborn Ln. Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
  • MRS. PAULA NYKIEL : P.O. Box 1070, Washington, MO 63090
  • MRS. CHARLOTTE P. PATTERSON : 836 N. Lakeside Dr. Destin, FL 32541
  • MR. JOHN C. RAMIREZ : 8526 Imperial Hwy., Downey, CA 90242
  • MR. JAMES G. REYNOLDS : 3580 Rivergate Way, Suite 405 Ottawa, ON, CN K1V 1V5
  • MR. JAY RICHARDSON : 38W024 Heatherfield Dr., Elgin, IL 60124
  • MRS. JOAN V. SAVAGE : 37641 N.W. Hahn Rd., Banks, OR 97106
  • MR. BRUCE R. SCHWARTZ : 6665 S. Halm Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90056
  • MRS. POLLY (MRS. ROBERT) D. SMITH : P.O. Box 309 St. Stephens Church, VA 23148
  • DR. ROBERT D. SMITH : P.O. Box 309, St. Stephens Church, VA 23148
  • MR. WALTER J. SOMMERFELT : 145 Columbus Dr. Lenoir City, TN 37771
  • MRS. JACQUELINE L. STACY : 116 Ocoee Falls Dr. Chapel Hill, NC 27517
  • MR. TERRY STACY : 116 Ocoee Falls Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27517
  • MS. ELIZABETH “BETH” SWEIGART : P.O. Box 186 Bowmansville, PA 17507
  • MR. MARK E. THRELFALL : 515 Daniel Webster Hwy. Merrimack, NH 03054
  • MS. JOYCE A. VANEK : 476 Meadow Vista Dr., Evergreen, CO 80439
  • MS. LEE WHITTIER : 18720 S.E. 23rd St., Vancouver, WA 98683

*PROVISIONAL/PERMIT JUDGE – SEE ASSIGNMENTS


BEST IN SHOW

Judge: Mr. Thomas H. Bradley, 3d


SPORTING GROUP

Judge: Mrs. Paula Nykiel

  • 10200. Brittanys: Dr. Herman
  • 10250. Lagotti Romagnoli : Mrs. Alston
  • 10400. Pointers: Dr. Herman
  • 10800. Pointers (German Shorthaired) : Dr. Herman
  • 11200. Pointers (German Wirehaired) : Dr. Herman
  • 11600. Retrievers (Chesapeake Bay) : Mr. Threlfall
  • 12000. Retrievers (Curly-Coated) : Mr. Threlfall
  • 12400. Retrievers (Flat-Coated) : Mrs. Savage
  • 12800. Retrievers (Golden) : Mr. Stacy
  • 13200. Retrievers (Labrador) : Mr. Stacy
  • 13400. Retrievers (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling): Mrs. Alston
  • 13600. Setters (English) : Mrs. Savage
  • 14000. Setters (Gordon) : Mrs. Savage
  • 14400. Setters (Irish) : Mrs. Savage
  • 14500. Setters (Irish Red and White) : Mrs. Savage
  • 14800. Spaniels (American Water) : Dr. Herman
  • 15200. Spaniels (Boykin) : Dr. Herman
  • 15600. Spaniels (Clumber) : Dr. Herman
  • 16100. Spaniels (Cocker) Black : Mr. Threlfall
    • Solid Color Black, To Include Black with Tan Points
  • 16200. Spaniels (Cocker) A.S.C.O.B. : Mr. Threlfall
    • Any Solid Color Other Than Black, and Any Such Color With Tan Points
  • 16300. Spaniels (Cocker) Parti-Color : Mr. Threlfall
  • 16600. Spaniels (English Cocker) : Mr. Threlfall
  • 17000. Spaniels (English Springer) : Mrs. Alston
  • 17400. Spaniels (Field) : Mrs. Savage
  • 17800. Spaniels (Irish Water) : Mrs. Savage
  • 18200. Spaniels (Sussex) : Mrs. Alston
  • 18600. Spaniels (Welsh Springer) : Mrs. Alston
  • 18700. Spinoni Italiani : Mr. Threlfall
  • 19000. Vizslas: Mr. Threlfall
  • 19400. Weimaraners : Dr. Herman
  • 19700. Wirehaired Pointing Griffons : Mrs. Savage
  • 19750. Wirehaired Vizslas : Mr. Threlfall

HOUND GROUP

Judge: Mrs. Polly (Mrs. Robert) D. Smith

  • 20500. Afghan Hounds : Dr. Herman
  • 20530. American English Coonhounds : Mrs. Alston
  • 20550. American Foxhounds : Mrs. Alston
  • 21000. Basenjis : Mr. Reynolds
  • 21500. Basset Hounds : Mrs. Meredith-Cavanna
  • 22100. Beagles: Mr. Engh
    • Not Exceeding 13 In.
  • 22200. Beagles: Mr. Engh
    • Over 13 In. But Not Exceeding 15 In.
  • 22700. Black and Tan Coonhounds : Mrs. Alston
  • 23200. Bloodhounds : Dr. Herman
  • 23300. Bluetick Coonhounds : Mrs. Alston
  • 23700. Borzois : Mr. Gjetnes
  • 23775. Cirnechi dell’Etna: Mrs. Alston
  • 24300. Dachshunds (Longhaired) : Mr. Engh
  • 24400. Dachshunds (Smooth): Mr. Engh
  • 24500. Dachshunds (Wirehaired) : Mr. Engh
  • 25500. English Foxhounds : Mrs. Alston
  • 26000. Greyhounds : Dr. Herman
  • 26500. Harriers : Mrs. Alston
  • 26800. Ibizan Hounds : Mr. Gjetnes
  • 27000. Irish Wolfhounds: Dr. Herman
  • 27400. Norwegian Elkhounds : Mr. Richardson
  • 27800. Otterhounds : Mr. Reynolds
  • 27900. Petits Bassets Griffons Vendeens : Mr. Reynolds
  • 28000. Pharaoh Hounds: Dr. Herman
  • 28100. Plotts : Mrs. Alston
  • 28130. Portuguese Podengo Pequenos : Mrs. Alston
  • 28150. Redbone Coonhounds : Mrs. Alston
  • 28200. Rhodesian Ridgebacks : Mr. Richardson
  • 28600. Salukis : Dr. Herman
  • 29000. Scottish Deerhounds : Dr. Herman
  • 29015. Sloughis : Mrs. Alston
  • 29200. Treeing Walker Coonhounds : Mrs. Alston
  • 29400. Whippets : Mr. Gjetnes

WORKING GROUP

Judge: Mr. John C. Ramirez

  • 30300. Akitas : Mrs. Collier
  • 30600. Alaskan Malamutes : Mrs. Collier
  • 31000. Anatolian Shepherd Dogs : Mr. Cole
  • 31800. Bernese Mountain Dogs : Mrs. Meredith-Cavanna
  • 32100. Black Russian Terriers : Ms. Vanek
  • 32175. Boerboels: Mr. Sommerfelt
  • 32400. Boxers : Mrs. Meredith-Cavanna
  • 33000. Bullmastiffs : Mrs. Meredith-Cavanna
  • 33500. Cane Corsos : Mrs. Meredith-Cavanna
  • 33700. Chinooks : Mr. Cole
  • 34200. Doberman Pinschers : Ms. Vanek
  • 34300. Dogues de Bordeaux : Mr. Sommerfelt
  • 34600. German Pinschers : Mr. Sommerfelt
  • 34800. Giant Schnauzers : Mrs. Meredith-Cavanna
  • 35100. Great Danes : Ms. Vanek
  • 35400. Great Pyrenees : Mrs. Collier
  • 35500. Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs: Mr. Sommerfelt
  • 35700. Komondorok : Mr. Cole
  • 36000. Kuvaszok : Mr. Cole
  • 36200. Leonbergers : Mr. Cole
  • 36300. Mastiffs : Ms. Vanek
  • 36500. Neapolitan Mastiffs: Mr. Cole
  • 36600. Newfoundlands: Mrs. Collier
  • 37000. Portuguese Water Dogs : Ms. Vanek
  • 37500. Rottweilers : Mrs. Collier
  • 37800. St Bernards : Mrs. Meredith-Cavanna
  • 38100. Samoyeds : Mrs. Collier
  • 38700. Siberian Huskies : Mr. Cole
  • 39000. Standard Schnauzers : Mrs. Collier
  • 39500. Tibetan Mastiffs : Mr. Sommerfelt

TERRIER GROUP

Judge: Mr. Kenneth M. McDermott

  • 40400. Airedale Terriers : Mr. Richardson
  • 40415. American Hairless Terriers : Mr. Richardson
  • 40800. American Staffordshire Terriers : Mr. Cole
  • 41200. Australian Terriers : Mr. Schwartz
  • 41600. Bedlington Terriers : Mr. Schwartz
  • 42000. Border Terriers : Mr. Richardson
  • 42500. Bull Terriers (Colored) : Mr. Cole
  • 42600. Bull Terriers (White) : Mr. Cole
  • 43000. Cairn Terriers : Mr. Richardson
  • 43200. Cesky Terriers : Mr. Schwartz
  • 43400. Dandie Dinmont Terriers : Mr. Schwartz
  • 43900. Fox Terriers (Smooth) : Mr. Richardson
  • 44000. Fox Terriers (Wire) : Mr. Richardson
  • 44200. Glen of Imaal Terriers : Mr. Schwartz
  • 44400. Irish Terriers : Mr. Richardson
  • 44800. Kerry Blue Terriers : Mrs. Felten
  • 45200. Lakeland Terriers : Mrs. Felten
  • 45700. Manchester Terriers (Standard) : Mrs. Felten
    • Over 12 lbs. But Not Exceeding 22 lbs.
  • 45900. Miniature Bull Terriers : Mr. Cole
  • 46000. Miniature Schnauzers : Mr. Richardson
  • 46200. Norfolk Terriers : Mr. Schwartz
  • 46400. Norwich Terriers : Mr. Schwartz
  • 46600. Parson Russell Terriers : Mrs. Felten
  • 46650. Rat Terriers : Mrs. Felten
  • 46700. Russell Terriers : Mrs. Felten
  • 46800. Scottish Terriers : Mr. Richardson
  • 47200. Sealyham Terriers : Mrs. Felten
  • 47600. Skye Terriers : Mr. Schwartz
  • 48000. Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers : Mr. Schwartz
  • 48200. Staffordshire Bull Terriers : Mr. Cole
  • 48400. Welsh Terriers : Mrs. Felten
  • 48800. West Highland White Terriers : Mr. Schwartz

TOY GROUP

Judge: Mrs. Charlotte P. Patterson

 

  • 50500. Affenpinschers: Mr. Engh
  • 51000. Brussels Griffons : Ms. Sweigart
  • 51400. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels : .Ms. Sweigart
  • 51600. Chihuahuas (Long Coat) : Ms. Sweigart
  • 51700. Chihuahuas (Smooth Coat) : Ms. Sweigart
  • 52000. Chinese Cresteds : Ms. Whittier
  • 52300 English Toy Spaniels : Ms. Sweigart
    • (Blenheim & Prince Charles)
  • 52400 English Toy Spaniels : Ms. Sweigart
    • (King Charles & Ruby)
  • 52800. Havanese : Mrs. Stacy
  • 53000. Italian Greyhounds : Mr. Green
  • 53500. Japanese Chin : Mrs. Stacy
  • 54000. Maltese : Mrs. Stacy
  • 54500. Manchester Terriers (Toy) : Ms. Whittier
    • Not Exceeding 12 lbs.
  • 55000. Miniature Pinschers : Ms. Whittier
  • 55500. Papillons : Ms. Whittier
  • 56000. Pekingese : Mr. Engh
  • 56500. Pomeranians : Mr. Engh
  • 57000. Poodles (Toy) : Mr. Green
  • 57500. Pugs : Mr. Green
  • 58000. Shih Tzu : Ms. Whittier
  • 58500. Silky Terriers : Ms. Whittier
  • 58800. Toy Fox Terriers : Ms. Whittier
  • 59000. Yorkshire Terriers: Mr. Engh

NON-SPORTING GROUP

Judge: Mrs. Anne Savory Bolus

  • 60200. American Eskimo Dogs : Mrs. Alderman
  • 60500. Bichons Frises : Mrs. Alderman
  • 61000. Boston Terriers : Mr. Green
  • 61500. Bulldogs : Mr. Cole
  • 61800. Chinese Shar-Pei : Mrs. Stacy
  • 62000. Chow Chows : Mrs. Alderman
  • 62030. Cotons de Tulear : Mrs. Alderman
  • 62500. Dalmatians : Mr. Richardson
  • 62700. Finnish Spitz : Mrs. Alderman
  • 63000. French Bulldogs : Mrs. Alderman
  • 63200. Keeshonden : Mr. Richardson
  • 63400. Lhasa Apsos : Mrs. Alderman
  • 63500. Lowchen : Mrs. Alderman
  • 63550. Norwegian Lundehunds : Mrs. Alderman
  • 63800. Poodles (Miniature) : Mr. Green
  • 64100. Poodles (Standard) : Mr. Green
  • 64200. Schipperkes: Mrs. Alderman
  • 64300. Shiba Inu : Mrs. Stacy
  • 64400. Tibetan Spaniels : Mrs. Alderman
  • 64500. Tibetan Terriers : Mrs. Stacy
  • 64550. Xoloitzcuintli : Mrs. Stacy

HERDING GROUP

Judge: Dr. Robert D. Smith

  • 65300. Australian Cattle Dogs : Mr. Sommerfelt
  • 65500. Australian Shepherds : Mrs. Collier
  • 65600. Bearded Collies : Mrs. Collier
  • 65700. Beaucerons : Mrs. Collier
  • 65900. Belgian Malinois : Mr. Sommerfelt
  • 66200. Belgian Sheepdogs : Mr. Sommerfelt
  • 66500. Belgian Tervuren : Mr. Sommerfelt
  • 66575. Bergamascos : Mr. Sommerfelt
  • 66650. Berger Picards : Mr. Sommerfelt
  • 66700. Border Collies : Mr. Reynolds
  • 66800. Bouviers des Flandres : Mr. Cole
  • 67100. Briards : Mrs. Collier
  • 67300. Canaan Dogs : Mr. Reynolds
  • 67400. Cardigan Welsh Corgis : Mr. Reynolds
  • 67700. Collies (Rough) : Mr. Reynolds
  • 68000. Collies (Smooth) : Mr. Reynolds
  • 68100. Entlebucher Mountain Dogs : Mr. Sommerfelt
  • 68200. Finnish Lapphunds : Mr. Sommerfelt
  • 68300. German Shepherd Dogs : Mrs. Meredith-Cavanna
  • 68400. Icelandic Sheepdogs : Mr. Sommerfelt
  • 68450. Miniature American Shepherds : Mr. Sommerfelt
  • 68500. Norwegian Buhunds : Mr. Sommerfelt
  • 68600. Old English Sheepdogs : Mr. Sommerfelt
  • 68700. Pembroke Welsh Corgis : Mr. Reynolds
  • 68800. Polish Lowland Sheepdogs : Mrs. Collier
  • 68900. Pulik : Mrs. Collier
  • 68920. Pumik : Mrs. Meredith-Cavanna
  • 69000. Pyrenean Shepherds : Mr. Sommerfelt
  • 69200. Shetland Sheepdogs : Mr. Reynolds
  • 69275. Spanish Water Dogs : Mr. Sommerfelt
  • 69300. Swedish Vallhunds : Mr. Sommerfelt

80000. JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP COMPETITION

  • 02200. Limited
  • Finals : Dr. Herman
  • Preliminaries I : Mrs. Alston
  • Preliminaries II : Mrs. Savage

90000. MASTERS OBEDIENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

  • Obedience Special Attraction : Ms. Eggers


TROPHIES

The Westminster Kennel Club offers a Sterling Silver Medallion for BEST OF BREED/ VARIETY and an Antique-Finished Medallion for BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX in each Breed/Variety and a Bronze Colored Medallion for AWARDS OF MERIT in each Breed/Variety. The number of Awards is based upon the number of actual entries in each Breed or Variety of Breed.   Consult judging program.


BEST IN SHOW & RESERVE BEST IN SHOW

The Westminster Kennel Club offers the following for Best in Show:

  • A Polished Pewter Gallery Bowl.
  • The James Mortimer Memorial Sterling Silver Trophy if American-Bred. For permanent possession to be won five times by the same ownership. A silver plated picture frame will given to commemorate each win.
  • The Westminster Legend Trophy, a hand-engraved Steuben Crystal Bowl.

The Leash offers a Perpetual Sterling Silver Challenge Cup for Best in Show, if American-Bred. A Polished Pewter Trophy will be given to commemorate this award.

The Westminster Kennel Club offers a Polished Pewter Trophy for Reserve Best in Show.


GROUP TROPHIES

SPORTING GROUP

The Westminster Kennel Club offers a Polished Pewter Trophy for First.
The McGivern Challenge Trophy, a Sterling Silver Bowl, is offered by the Estate of Dr. Bernard E. McGivern, Jr. to the winner of the Sporting Group. For permanent possession must be won three times by the same ownership. A Polished Pewter Trophy will be given to commemorate each win.


HOUND GROUP

The Westminster Kennel Club offers a Polished Pewter Trophy for First.
St. Hubert’s Giralda offers a Sterling Silver Trophy in memory of Geraldine R. Dodge, to the winner of the Hound Group. For permanent possession must be won three times by the same ownership. A Polished Pewter Trophy, offered by Mr. & Mrs. Peter R. Van Brunt, will be given to commemorate each win.


WORKING GROUP

The Westminster Kennel Club offers a Polished Pewter Trophy for First. The Louis F. Bishop, III Memorial Trophy is offered to the winner of the Working Group. For permanent possession must be won three times by the same ownership. A Polished Pewter Trophy will be given to commemorate each win.


TERRIER GROUP

The Westminster Kennel Club offers a Polished Pewter Trophy for First.
The William Rockefeller Trophy is offered by his children in his memory to the winner of the Terrier Group. For permanent possession must be won three times by the same ownership. A Polished Pewter Trophy will be given to commemorate each win.


TOY GROUP

The Westminster Kennel Club offers a Polished Pewter Trophy for First.
The Hershey Kennel Bowl, a Sterling Silver Bowl, is offered by Mr. Edwin M. Hershey II, to the winner of the Toy Group. For permanent possession must be won three times by the same ownership. A Polished Pewter Trophy will be given to commemorate each win.


NON-SPORTING GROUP

The Westminster Kennel Club offers a Polished Pewter Trophy for First.
The James F. stebbins sterling silver Trophy is offered to the winner of the non-sporting Group. For permanent possession must be won three times by the same ownership. A Polished Pewter Trophy will be given to commemorate each win.


HERDING GROUP

The Westminster Kennel Club offers a Polished Pewter Trophy for First.
The Strathglass Trophy, a Sterling Silver Trophy, is offered in memory of Mr. & Mrs. Hugh D. Chisholm to the winner of the Herding Group. For permanent possession must be won three times by the same ownership. A Polished Pewter Trophy will be given to commemorate each win.



GENERAL INFORMATION ALL ENTRIES

  1. PREMIUM LISTS:THE GENERAL MAILING OF THE WESTMINSTER PREMIUM LIST WILL ONLY BE DONE ELECTRONICALLY. They will also be available on both the westminsterkennelclub.org and infodog.com websites. A limited number of premium lists will be available at shows handled by MB-F. if you want to receive a premium list it is your responsibility to be sure your correct e-mail address appears on our files.
  2. NEW: FOREIGN MAIL OPTION if you have a Foreign Mailing Address (an address outside the 50 United States) and are concerned with receiving your ID/Ticket Packet in a timely manner because of the nature of your postal delivery service or the fact that you may not be in your country to receive the packet because you will be in transit, you have the option of having your Westminster packet held at the Superintendent’s Office at the show. It would be available for pick up in the Pier 92 office beginning Sunday, February 12, 2017 through Tuesday, February 14, 2017 during the published hours. To take advantage of this option clearly checkmark the box at the bottom of the front page of the Westminster entry form or in the pop-up window during the online conformation entry process (be sure you have enabled pop-ups for this show). Be sure your e-mail address is noted clearly and correctly. You will receive an e-mail noting you have requested this option. You should bring the e-mail to the show with you. The note is not an admittance ticket; it permits you to go to the Superintendent’s Office to get your admittance packet.
  3. Unentered Dogs: There is NO space for unentered dogs. Do Not Bring Unentered Dogs.
  4. Venues: Breed judging and benching and Junior Showmanship preliminaries will take place at Piers 92/94, both days of the show. Obedience judging and benching will be on Monday ONLY. Group and Best in Show judging will take place at Madison Square Garden on Monday and Tuesday evenings and Junior Showmanship Finals will be at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday evening.
  5. The Piers: For spectators we suggest using the entrance to Pier 94. For dogs and exhibitors the best entrance to Piers 92 and 94 is under the portico between the Piers. Depending on the benching assignment some will take the elevator up to 92 and some will dolly into 94. Additional information along with staging and arrival times will be included in the exhibitor Ticket Packet.  There will be chairs at each ring for breed/junior preliminary judging and obedience judging along with stadium seating at the rear of Pier 94 with more chairs and bleachers throughout the venues. There is no reserved seating at the Piers.
  6. Transportation: Westminster will again provide bus transportation to and from each of our Gold Star Hotel Partners (Hotel Pennsylvania, Affinia Manhattan and Wyndham New Yorker Hotel) for exhibitors and spectators. Please consult westminsterkennelclub.org for updated schedules.
  7. Madison Square Garden: Buses for BOB/V winners will begin leaving the Piers for MSG at 3:00 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. The Masters Obedience Winner is requested for a presentation at MSG Monday evening only. Only your dog, its crate and grooming equipment/tack are needed at MSG. A grooming table will be provided by the club at each bench at MSG. This table is owned by Westminster and may not be removed. There will be individual spaces approximately 5′ x 5′ for each dog that will include the dog’s bench.
  8. Parking: Daytime parking for approximately 300 cars on top of Pier 92 is on a first-come, first-served basis at a cost of approximately $35.00/ vehicle. No propane tanks allowed on the Piers. Please check our website westminsterkennelclub.org for parking alternatives at both the Piers and MSG. Additional parking is available at other nearby venues.
  9. Pre-Sold Catalogs: You may pre-order your catalog. Catalogs are $20.00 each. To purchase online go to westminsterkennelclub.org for order form. Redeem your order at the Westminster counters on Pier 94 with your receipt.

NOTE:

Release times are published in the judging program and are enforced. Dogs WILL NOT be released from the buildings without the appropriate signed release form. There will be no one available to furnish release forms after 9:00 P.M. E.S.T Sunday. If you do not have your dog’s admittance ID/Release form for Monday and Tuesday nights it must be obtained prior to 11:00 P.M. E.S.T for ANY of the venues. Abuse of the Security Personnel will not be tolerated. It is your responsibility to have the appropriate release forms and to vacate the building before the exit doors, ramp and/or elevator closing hours.


NOTICE

All rights to TELEVISE, VIDEO TAPE, ADVERTISE, PHOTOGRAPH, PROMOTE or otherwise exploit this event are vested in THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB, or in persons to whom assignments of such rights have been made in writing by the Club. All persons and animals on the showgrounds at any time while the show is in progress, do by attending this show or participating therein, grant to the Club and its partners the right to photograph, televise, video tape, audiotape or otherwise use their likeness and voice in any manner without further release or consent.
The Kennel Club and its officials are not responsible for the actions or products of the commercial vendors at this show.



ENTRY FORMS

The official entry forms can be found below. BE SURE TO READ THE AGREEMENT AND SIGN ON THE REVERSE. NO FORM WILL BE PROCESSED WITHOUT YOUR SIGNATURE!

OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM

JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM

BENCHING REQUEST FORM


NOTICE TO EXHIBITORS

This Show is governed by the American Kennel Club rules. Exhibitors should read the AKC agreement on the back of the Westminster entry blank in this Premium List and read the AKC Rules Applying to Dog Shows, including benching rules, and the rules of The Westminster Kennel Club contained in this premium list. ENTRY FORMS WITHOUT THE REVERSE PAGE OF THE FORM ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.

IMPORTANT NOTICE
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!

COMPLETE ENTRY RULES AND PROCEDURES AND ADDITIONAL RULES OF THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB


CONFORMATION ENTRY INFORMATION

INVITED DOGS:

THE TOP FIVE DOGS (AKC Champions of Record) in each breed/variety are invited to pre-enter. The Top Five dogs will be determined based on the number of dogs defeated in breed competition only at AKC shows held from January 1, 2016 – October 31, 2016 inclusive. A listing of the Top Five dogs to be invited will be posted on westminsterkennelclub.org and infodog.com as soon as final statistics are received from AKC. You do NOT need to wait to receive the invitation in order to submit your entry. entries for an invited dog may be sent as soon as the list is posted or beginning November 16, 2016, whichever is earliest. Entries sent prior to that time will be returned. A Memento Certificate acknowledging the Top 5 status qualifying the dog’s eligibility to be invited to pre-enter, along with a pre-printed entry form, will be sent in mid- November via regular First Class mail to the owner at the address on file with our superintendent. Please follow the instructions on the reverse of the pre-printed entry form. No entry will be accepted that requires a signature for delivery.

THE NATIONAL BREED SPECIALTY BEST OF BREED WINNERS (for AKC Licensed or Member National Breed Specialties held between January 1, 2016 – October 31, 2016 inclusive) are invited to pre-enter. A listing of the National Breed Specialty Best of Breed Winners will be posted on westminsterkennelclub.org and infodog.com as soon as final statistics are received from AKC. You do NOT need to wait to receive the invitation in order to submit your entry. Entries for an invited dog may be sent as soon as the list is posted or beginning November 16, 2016, whichever is earliest. Entries sent prior to that time will be returned. A Memento Certificate acknowledging this status qualifying the dog’s eligibility to be invited to pre-enter, along with a pre-printed entry form, will be sent in mid-November via regular First Class mail to the owner at the address on file with our superintendent. Please follow the instructions on the reverse of the pre-printed entry form. No entry will be accepted that requires a signature for delivery.

ADDRESS CHANGES for mailing the Certificate of Eligibility must be reported to the superintendent prior to 5:00 P.M. (E.S.T) November 4, 2016. All invitations will be sent to those addresses associated with the eligible dog on file with MB-F. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to verify the address on file with MB-F.


FOR NON-INVITED DOGS:

  1. Dogs eligible for Bred By Exhibitor, American Bred and Open Classes that have won at least one 3-point, 4-point or 5-point major award at an AKC event prior to submitting the entry may submit an entry. You must name in the space provided on the entry form the Show and Date where the major was won. Dogs eligible for Best of Breed/ Variety Competition that have attained their Championship status prior to submitting the entry may submit an entry. You must name in the space provided on the entry form the Show and Date where the dog completed its Championship. Please read premium list carefully regarding submission of entries. No entry will be accepted that requires a signature for delivery. All Conformation and Junior entries must be submitted online OR be sent to P.O. Box 22067, Greensboro, NC 27420 ONLY, to be received by 3:00 P.M., E.S.T, Friday, December 2, 2016.
  2. ALL CONFORMATION OR JUNIOR ENTRIES MUST be submitted by an actual owner or the duly authorized agent* of the owner(s) (the person responsible for the dog at the show) or through an established legal entry service (whose normal business is the taking and submitting of dog show entries), or through our superintendent’s entry service infodog.com. If an exhibitor utilizes an entry service or infodog.com to submit an entry for our show, the time of submission of the entry has no bearing on when, or if, the entry is accepted into the show. InfoDog online entries will be printed and placed in the postal bin with a check just as all other entries for our show. There is a limit of one entry form per envelope. All entries must be accompanied by a check or money order payable in u.s. Funds. When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us to either use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check. Credit Cards will NOT be acceptable. Checks or money orders returned for ANY reason will cause the entry to be removed from the show with no recourse.*For the purposes of this show, any reference to an owner’s “duly authorized agent” anywhere in The Westminster Kennel Club premium list, catalog, news releases, promotions, etc., refers ONLY to that person who is responsible for the dog at the show and who will be exhibiting the dog in the ring.
  3. ENTRIES CLOSE AT 3:00 P.M. E.S.T, Friday, December 2, 2016 or when the maximum number of 2800 has been reached, if reached before 3:00 P.M. E.S.T, December 2, 2016. Entries are limited to the Top Five AKC Champions of Record in each breed/ variety based on the number of dogs defeated in breed competition only at AKC shows held from January 1, 2016 – October 31, 2016 inclusive, AKC national breed specialty best of breed winners as noted on pages 2, 19-32 (invited entries) AND all AKC major- pointed dogs eligible for Bred by Exhibitor, American Bred, Open and Best of Breed/ Variety Competition in AKC events as noted on pages 2, 19-32. PLEASE READ RULES FOR SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES CAREFULLY! see pages 22-23, 19-32 for Juniors information and pages 24-26, 19-32 for Obedience information.
  4. NO ENTRY (other than those qualifying for an Invitation, Invited Juniors who are showing an Invited dog OR Invited Junior Showmanship Only OR Invited Obedience) WILL BE PROCESSED prior to 8:00 A.M. (E.S.T), Friday, December 2, 2016. All other Conformation entries will be accumulated in random order and processed beginning at 8:00 A.M. (E.S.T), Friday, December 2, 2016.
  5. ALL CONFORMATION AND/OR JUNIOR ENTRIES MAY BE SUBMITTED via any traditional postal service that will deliver to a P.O. Box and does not require a signature for delivery OR through infodog.com at anytime within noted dates/times to be received no later than 3:00 P.M. (E.S.T) Friday, December 2, 2016. All mailed Conformation/Junior entries must be sent to: P.O. Box 22067, Greensboro, NC 27420 ONLY. This box accepts Westminster entries ONLY. DO NOT SUBMIT entries for other shows to this box AT ANY Time AND DO NOT send entries for other shows in the Westminster return envelope – you run the risk of not being entered in that other show.
  6. Entries may be submitted at any time beginning when the Top 5, National Specialty, Obedience and qualifying Junior invitees list is posted, or beginning November 16, 2016, whichever is earliest, BUT MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 3:00 P.M., E.S.T, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016. Non-invitation entries or non-invitational entries that include Juniors as an additional class, postmarked prior to the date the list is posted, or prior to November 12, 2016, whichever is earliest, will be returned. Fax, Dial-N- Entry®, Courier, walk-ins or entries handed in at shows are NOT acceptable or permitted. NO ENTRY WILL BE ACCEPTED THAT REQUIRES A SIGNATURE FOR DELIVERY. Please note on the outside of the envelope whether it is an “Invitation,” “Breed,” or “Junior ONLY” entry, etc. See pages 17-18 for Benching Form information.
  7. All entries for Best of Breed/Variety MUST be an AKC Champion of Record or have, according to the owner’s records, obtained its AKC Championship prior to submitting the entry for this show. All regular Class entries must have received a 3-, 4-, or 5-point major at an AKC event prior to submitting the entry fee for this show. If it is established at ANY point in the progress of this event that a dog had not completed these requirements at the time the entry was made, the entry shall be deemed invalid, will be returned, and the dog will be removed from the show. If not found until after show, all awards will be subject to cancellation by the American Kennel Club. There will be no dogs added to replace those dogs found to be ineligible. Junior Showmanship ONLY dogs need not be champions or major-pointed. See also pages 22-23, for Junior Information; pages 24-26 for Obedience.
  8. A judge requesting the use of a ramp must give notice to the show superintendent/show secretary prior to judging. AKC approval is not required. The entire entry in a breed is to be examined in the same manner (ground, table, or ramp).
    At the discretion of the judge, the following breeds may be judged on the ground or on a ramp through all levels of competition including Group and Best in Show judging: Lagotti Romagnoli, American Water Spaniels, Clumber Spaniels, English Springer Spaniels, Field Spaniels, Welsh Springer Spaniels, Cirnechi dell’Etna, Irish Terriers, Kerry Blue Terriers, Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Keeshonden, Finnish Spitz, Norwegian Buhunds, Polish Lowland Sheepdogs, Spanish Water Dogs and Norrbottenspets (Misc.).
    At the discretion of the judge through all levels of competition including Group and Best in Show judging, the following breeds may be judged on the ground, a ramp, or on a table: Boykin Spaniels and Whippets.
    The following breeds must be judged on a ramp through all levels of conformation competition: Sussex Spaniels, Basset Hounds, Bulldogs, Chinese Shar-Pei and Chow Chows. This extends to all conformation competition at AKC conformation dog shows and any AKC event where a conformation title may be earned. This policy includes Group, BIS, Junior Showmanship, the 4–6 month Beginner Puppy Competition, the AKC National Owner-Handled Series (NOHS), and all other special attractions that offer Group and BIS competitions.
    Ramps can be used in emergency situations to judge any breed. In an emergency situation, where use of a ramp is not indicated in the premium list, an exhibitor has the option of withdrawing their entry and receiving a refund.
    For the judging of juniors the ramp may be used at the discretion of the judge for the ramp optional breeds.


JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP

AKC Junior handler numbers are now required for entry in Junior Showmanship Competition. Numbers may be obtained from the American Kennel Club – PHONE: (919) 233-9767. For additional information contact, AKC Junior Showmanship, P.O. BOX 900051, RALEIGH, NC 27675-9051. Phone (919) 233-9767 or E-mail: juniors@akc.org


JUDGES: SEE PAGE 9

Since 2002, the name of each best Junior handler will be inscribed on a brass plate that will be affixed to the base of a bronze statue created by Damara Bolte and donated by the Professional Handlers Association. The bronze, created in memory of professional handler Tom Tobin, is a figure of an Irish Setter trotting on lead beside the footprints of his handler. This piece will be on display at The Westminster Kennel Club show each year.


Trophies and Prizes

  • The Westminster Kennel Club offers The Leonard Brumby, Sr. Memorial Trophy to the winner of the Junior Showmanship Competition. A Polished Pewter Trophy will be given to commemorate each win.
  • The Professional Handlers’ Association, Inc. offers an 8” x 10” Silver Plated Picture Frame to the winner in memory of Tom Tobin.
  • The Westminster Kennel Club offers a Sash and Rosette to the winner.
  • The Westminster Kennel Club offers a Rosette for First through Fourth Place and each Finalist.
  • All entered Junior Competitors will receive a Commemorative Grooming Apron which will be distributed at the Junior meeting on Monday, February 13th (time/place will be posted at Superintendent’s Office).

THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB OFFERS ITS JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP FINALISTS SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS. These scholarships will be awarded to the eight Junior Showmanship Finalists at the show for their use in post-secondary schooling for the college or technical school of their choice.

Based upon the results of the Junior Showmanship Finals judging, the scholarships awarded will be distributed among the finalists as follows:

  • First Place: $6,000 Scholarship
  • Second Place: $5,000 Scholarship
  • Third Place: $4,000 Scholarship
  • Fourth Place: $3,000 Scholarship

Each of the remaining four Finalists will be entitled to receive a $500 scholarship award.

These Westminster Kennel Club Junior Showmanship Finalists Scholarship Awards will be awarded for post-secondary schooling at a duly accredited college (two- or four-year) or technical school of the recipient’s choice, provided that written verification of the recipient’s status as a current full-time (12 credits or more per semester) student is received by The Westminster Kennel Club directly from the selected educational institution. All monies will be held by The Westminster Kennel Club until such verification is received, and then will be paid directly to the educational institution on behalf of the Award recipient.

Rules and procedures regarding the scholarships are available on the Westminster web site and in this 2017 show premium list. Requirements for eligibility for Junior Showmanship competition at Westminster are also available on the Westminster web site (westminsterkennelclub.org) and in this premium list.


LIMITED CLASS: Junior Handlers will be invited to enter if they have been awarded Best Junior Handler (from the winners of a minimum of two competing classes) at SEVEN or more AKC Licensed or Member shows held between November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016 (inclusive), and who were at least 9 years old and under 18 years old at the time of each qualifying win. A memento Certificate of Eligibility, along with a blank entry form and return envelope will be sent regular First Class mail, to the address on file with our superintendent. You do NOT need to wait to receive the Invitation before entering. Address changes for the Qualifying Certificate must be reported to the Superintendent prior to 5:00 P.M. (E.S.T), November 4, 2016. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to verify the address on file with the Superintendent.

Only those Juniors whose names appear on the posted list are eligible for the Junior Showmanship competition at this show. For dogs attempting to enter both Juniors and the limited competition, acceptance into the Junior Showmanship class at this show does NOT guarantee acceptance into the limited competition.
Entries for dogs entered in breed/obedience competition and in Junior Showmanship competition are subject to all the provisions outlined in this premium list and on the entry form as to fee, closing date, eligibility, benching, etc. DUE TO THE LARGE ENTRY, A JUNIOR MAY BE JUDGED ON A DAY DIFFERENT FROM THE DAY THEIR BREED IS BENCHED. JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP ONLY DOGS ARE NOT BENCHED FOR THE PERIOD REQUIRED FOR BREED/OBEDIENCE ENTRIES. DOGS ENTERED IN JUNIORS ADDITIONALLY TO BREED/VARIETY CLASSES OR OBEDIENCE ARE BENCHED DURING THE REQUIRED HOURS. SEE ALSO PAGES 4, 6, 27, 30-32.

Entries for dogs entered in Junior Showmanship may not be postmarked any time prior to the list of qualifying Juniors being posted at westminsterkennelclub.org and/or infodog.com or November 16, 2016, whichever is the earliest date. However, all forms must be completed and received by MB-F, Inc., P.O. Box 22067, Greensboro, NC 27420, no later than 3:00 P.M. E.S.T, Friday, December 2, 2016.

IMPORTANT NOTE: IF A JUNIOR IS SHOWING A DOG ALSO ENTERED IN ONE OF THE OFFERED BREED OR OBEDIENCE CLASSES DO NOT SEND SEPARATE ENTRY FORMS. Dogs entered as a Junior Only may NOT add one of the offered Breed or Obedience classes at a later time, nor can another entry for the same dog be submitted for one of the offered Breed or Obedience classes competition at a later time. Dogs entered in this manner may not be transferred to one of the offered Breed or Obedience classes. Juniors are not part of the entry limit. They are accepted even if the breed or Obedience limit is reached before the closing date/time. Junior ONLY dogs do not have to be champions, nor do they have to have a major, to be entered in the Limited Class. No entry fee is required for the entry of the first dog. Additional dogs entered in Junior Showmanship Only with the same Junior handler are $100.00 per dog. One dog only may be shown. See also Pages 20, 26. NOTE: Juniors receive a separate admission pass. Misuse of this Junior Pass could result in an Event Committee hearing, removal from the show and/or exclusion from future competition at this show.
Juniors who substitute for the original dog they have entered in the Junior Showmanship Class with dogs that are not entered in one of the offered classes at this show will not incur an additional fee.


SPECIAL ATTRACTION
2ND ANNUAL MASTERS OBEDIENCE CHAMPIONSHIP By Invitation ONLY

(NOTE: Entry form will be mailed with Invitation)

Please read the Rules and Requirements for ALL entrants on Pages 11-12, 19-32 of this Premium List. Consult www.westminsterkennelclub.org for complete information on Obedience, Finals Performance, Required Elements and Elective Element Guidelines details.

NOTE: The dog winning The Masters Obedience Championship will be requested to be benched at Madison Square Garden Monday evening, February 13, 2017 beginning at 5:00 P.M. and may be released from the show following the Trophy Presentation in the Group Ring at MSG, if presentation is before 9:00 P.M.

Monday, February 13, 2017.
JUDGE: Ms. Lynn F. Eggers, Grapevine, TX

BITCHES IN SEASON are not eligible to participate. Refund of entry fee for bitches entered in Obedience that come in season after the closing date of this show may be obtained by providing written verification from a veterinarian to the superintendent which must be RECEIVED by the superintendent PRIOR to the opening hour of the show. A copy of the Veterinarian’s certification AND a copy of the final confirmation of the dog’s entry MUST accompany any such request for a refund.

    1. INVITED DOGS: The Top 150 ranked Obedience dogs based on OTCH points earned will be invited to enter, including those dogs that may be listed in the AKC Canine Partners Program. The Top 150 will be determined by the AKC ranking of those dogs receiving the most OTCH points only at AKC Obedience Trials held from January 1, 2016 through October 31, 2016 inclusive. in the case of a tie all qualifying dogs are invited. A listing of the Top 150 invitees will be posted on westminsterkennelclub.org and infodog.com as soon as final stats are received from AKC and processed. You do NOT need to wait to receive the invitation in order to submit your entry. entries for an invited Obedience dog may be sent as soon as the list is posted or beginning November 16, 2016, whichever is earliest. Entries sent prior to that time will be returned. A Memento Certificate acknowledging the Top 150 status qualifying the dog’s eligibility to be invited to pre-enter, along with a pre-printed entry form and addressed return envelope, will be sent in mid-November via regular First Class Mail to the owner at the address on file with our Superintendent. Please follow the instructions on the reverse of the pre-printed entry form. No entry will be accepted that requires a signature for delivery.
    2. ADDRESS CHANGES for the Qualifying Certificate must be reported to the Superintendent prior to 5:00 P.m. (E.S.T) November 4, 2016. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to verify the address on file with the Superintendent.
    3. ENTRIES LIMITED: Entries are limited to the first received 35 invited Obedience dogs that meet the noted requirements ONLY. Submit one entry per envelope ONLY.
    4. ENTRIES CLOSE at 3:00 P.m. (E.S.T), Friday, December 2, 2016 or when the maximum number of 35 invited Obedience dogs has been reached, if reached before 3:00 P.m. (E.S.T), December 2, 2016.
    5. OBEDIENCE ENTRIES MAY BE SUBMITTED TO: P.O. Box 22067, Greensboro, NC 27420 via any traditional postal service that will deliver to a P.O. Box and does not require a signature for delivery or through infodog. com at anytime within noted dates/times to be received no later than 3:00 P.M., Friday, December 2, 2016. Fax, Dial-N-Entry, courier, walk-ins, or entries handed in at shows are NOT acceptable or permitted. Entries must be received no later than 3:00 P.M. (E.S.T), Friday, December 2, 2016. ENTRIES SUBMITTED TO ANY OTHER ADDRESS WILL BE RETURNED WITH NO RECOURSE.
    6. DUPLICATE ENTRIES: See below for details.
    7. ALL ENTRIES MUST be submitted by an actual owner or the duly authorized agent* of the owner(s) (the person responsible for the dog at the show) or through an established legal entry service (whose normal business is the taking and submitting of dog show entries). If an exhibitor utilizes an entry service to submit an entry for our show, the time of submission of the entry has no bearing on when, or if, the entry is accepted into the show. There is a limit of one entry form per envelope. All entries must be accompanied by a check or money order payable in U.S.. Funds. When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us to either use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check. Credit Cards will NOT be acceptable. Checks or money orders returned for ANY reason will cause the entry to be removed from the show with no recourse.*For the purposes of this show, any reference to an owner’s “duly authorized agent” anywhere in The Westminster Kennel Club premium list, catalog, news releases, promotions, etc., refers ONLY to that person who is responsible for the dog at the show and who will be exhibiting the dog in the ring.
    8. EXERCISES: The ring size will be 40′ x 50.’ The equipment will be standard AKC regulation obstacles but may not necessarily be a standard AKC color. Dogs will be judged in jump height order, low to high. The order of the individual exercises will be determined by the judge and posted no later than 45 minutes prior to the start of the event. All dogs will complete exercises in the posted order. Consult www.westminsterkennelclub.org for full details on the information below.

FIRST ROUND – PHASE I

The First Round Competition will consist of the following Regular Class Open/Utility obedience exercises: Signal Exercise (40 points); Drop on recall (30 points); Directed Jumping (20 points), Retrieve over High Jump (30 points), Scent Discrimination (20 points) and Group Sit/Stay Exercise (30 points). The Group Exercise will be done at the conclusion of the individual judging of all of the dogs. For the Group Exercise Format and First Round Scoring information consult the Westminster website www.westminsterkennelclub.org

FINALS – PHASE II

FINALS: 10 teams will compete. This performance routine should be designed to showcase the broad spectrum of obedience at its ultimate finest! Each handler is allowed a maximum of 6 minutes ring time to perform. The dog and handler will perform a routine designed by the handler. For the Required Elements and Elective Elements Scoring Details consult the Westminster website www.westminsterkennelclub.org

9. TICKETS: Regardless of ownership of the dog(s) one exhibitor’s gate admission is sent for each dog entered per show day. The gate admission is good for admission to the Piers OnlY and is needed for admission. The person accompanying the dog must show an admission ticket and the dog identification before the dog will be admitted. DO NOT BRING ANY DOGS THAT ARE NOT ENTERED. see page 34-35 for additional ticket information.

 


OBEDIENCE TROPHIES AND RIBBON PRIZES

The Luftnase Cup, an Antique Sterling Silver Trophy, is offered to the Winner of The Masters Obedience Championship. For permanent possession to be won five times by the same ownership. The Westminster Kennel Club offers a Polished Pewter Trophy to commemorate the win.

Purple and Gold Rosette offered by The Westminster Kennel Club.

Second through Fourth Place in Competition: Rosette offered by The Westminster Kennel Club.

The 10 Finalists will receive a Purple and Gold Rosette, offered by The Westminster Kennel Club.



RULES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL ENTRIES

      1. There is a limit of One entry form per envelope. Note: If a dog you are entering in one of the offered Breed classes or the Masters Obedience Championship will also be in Junior Showmanship it should be so noted on that SAME form and will count as one entry form. If, however, you are entering a dog in one of the offered Breed or Obedience classes and a different dog in Junior Showmanship Only they will need to be sent in separate envelopes. ANY INDIVIDUAL ENVELOPE CONTAINING MORE THAN ONE ENTRY FORM OR MULTIPLE ENVELOPES WILL DISQUALIFY ALL ENTRIES RECEIVED IN THAT ENVELOPE/PACKAGE AND THE ENTIRE CONTENTS WILL BE RETURNED WITH NO RECOURSE TO THE INDIVIDUAL OR AGENT WHO SUBMITTED THE ENTRIES, NOR THOSE WHOSE ENTRIES ARE RETURNED DUE TO A VIOLATION OF THIS CLUB RULE. Do NOT send separate entry form for a Junior who is showing a dog entered also in one of the offered Breed or Obedience classes. If a dog is entered in breed and Juniors or Obedience and Juniors, and the breed limit is reached the valid Junior portion of the entry is still acceptable.
      2. The Top Five dogs in each breed, Qualifying National Breed Specialty Best of Breed winners, Top 150 Obedience dogs based on most OTCH points ranking and Qualifying Juniors will be posted on both westminsterkennelclub.org and infodog.com once final statistics are received from the AKC and processed. You have until 5:00 P.M. (E.S.T), November 4, 2016 to provide MB-F with any address changes to your data file. In the case of a tie, all qualifying dogs or Juniors are invited. Any exhibitor who believes their dog or Junior Handler meets these requirements and does not appear on the posted list should call MB-F at (336) 379-9352 before 5:00 P.M. (E.S.T), November 21, 2016 for further instructions.
      3. DUPLICATE ENTRIES: Duplicate entries and fees received into processing PRIOR to the closing of entries, or prior to the limit being reached if reached prior to the closing date and time, WILL NOT BE RETURNED. A portion of these proceeds will be donated to The Westminster Kennel Club Junior Scholarship Awards. Entries and fees received into processing AFTER the close of entries, or after the limit is reached if reached prior to the closing date and time, will be returned.
      4. ENTRY FORMS: You may use any Official AKC Breed/Obedience entry form or photocopied entry form to enter this show. IN ALL CASES YOU MUST SUBMIT BOTH SIDES OF THE ENTRY FORM. If using an entry form other than the one provided in this premium list you must clearly indicate the Westminster Kennel Club name and complete date at the top of the first page. For the Bred By Exhibitor, American Bred and Open Classes you must also indicate on the entry form the Show name and date where the dog received a 3-point, 4-point or 5-point major and non-invited champions must indicate the AKC Show name and date where the dog completed its championship. Entries submitted for Obedience must include the jump height. Entries received without required information cannot be accepted. Entry forms received without the back page of the entry form are not valid and cannot be accepted.
      5. NOTE: Entrants should be aware that pieces sent via postal service “Delivery Confirmation” are scanned at the time they come off the truck NOT at the time they are delivered to the P.O. Box. The scanned time indicates only that it arrived at the facility.
      6. Benching Forms must be submitted ONLY if you have different breeds from multiple Variety Groups that need to be benched together in the Multi-Breed Section with your handler, OR if you have multiple dogs within the same breed that you want benched together in the breed benching area OR if you want multiple specific Obedience dogs benched together in the Obedience area. Completed benching Forms may be submitted at any time up to 3:00 P.M., E.S.T, Friday, December 2, 2016 via postal or e-mail or Fax. Failure to provide complete or accurate information on the benching form could result in your dog being benched differently than you wish with no recourse. You may submit your benching form at the time you submit your entry. You may submit it separately through the postal mail to the address listed in this premium list, or the complete benching information may be forwarded via e-mail or fax to the MB-F North Carolina office noted in items on pages 18, 19-32. Please indicate in the space provided on the benching form whether you wish to be in the Multi-Breed section with your handler (and in which Pier), or benched in the breed or Obedience section with specifically noted other dogs in your breed or in Obedience. In order to be eligible for Multi-Breed benching you must meet the requirements listed on pages 17-18 and 30-32 of this premium list. All dogs to be benched together must be correctly noted on the benching form submitted to MB-F. Be sure before listing a handler’s name on your entry. If you are using the services of a handler qualified for Multi-Breed benching and change handlers after the entries close you are not assured of being in the Multi-Breed area or having the correct handler’s name listed in the catalog. It should be clearly understood that cancelling an entry in order to re-enter it with another is a violation of this provision and in such an instance the superintendent would be under no obligation to bench the dogs together. There will be no switching from the regular breed areas to multi-breed or obedience area or vice-versa. There will be no switching between handlers’ spaces. NO EXCEPTIONS. ID’s will state where dog is benched. it is your responsibility to send complete, correct information.
      7. “Exhibitors should follow their veterinarians’ recommendation to assure their dogs are free of internal and external parasites, any communicable diseases, and have appropriate vaccinations.” This would include up-to-date rabies shot.
      8. Please review your entry form prior to submitting. Submitting incorrect information could hold up the processing of your entry. It could further result in the disallowance of a win or in not permitting the dog to be shown. The printed show catalog is distributed world-wide and incorrect information submitted would be reprinted by the press or portrayed in other media. Owners are responsible for such errors no matter who submits the information. Once entries are closed, AKC DOES NOT ALLOW any correction to the entry information other than a correction to the sex of the dog.
      9. Once entries close and the preliminary audit is completed all entries that include a valid e-mail address on their entry form will be sent an e-mail notice of receipt of entry pending AKC validation of their championships or major wins and proper registration (approximately 10 business days after closing). A notice of receipt of entry will also be mailed First Class via the U.S. Postal service. There will be no entry confirmation over the telephone. Any inquiries must be in writing giving dog’s breed, name, AKC# and whether dog is invited, non-invited, Junior Showmanship or Obedience entry and the class in which the dog is entered. Inquiries by postal mail or e-mail (MBF2@infodog.com) only. NOTE: This e-mail address is used exclusively for The Westminster Kennel Club ONLY. Do not send messages regarding other shows to this e-mail address.
      10. After the closing time no entries will be accepted, cancelled, changed, substituted, corrected, completed or signed (exception AKC rules Applying to Dog shows, Chapter 11, section 6 or Junior regulations section 7) and no entry fee refunded (except as provided in AKC Obedience rules Chapter 1 section 14. Telephoned or telegraphed entries, conditional entries, and/or photocopied entries without the AKC agreement on the back are not acceptable. All changes, completions, cancellations MUST BE RECEIVED IN WRITING before closing. Cancellations or Changes must include the dog’s registration number, breed & name and a signature.
      11. This Club and/or its superintendents assume no responsibility for wrong or incomplete information given on the entry blank by the owner or agent of the owner, or a legal entry service engaged by the owner, nor for the owner or the owner’s agent or legal entry service entering a dog in a class for which the dog is not eligible to compete, nor for entering the same dog twice, nor for entering the wrong dog.
      12. Fees payable in U.S. Funds must accompany entries. Unsigned checks, Returned and Post-Dated checks/money orders do not constitute an entry fee. Any entry that has an unsigned check or a returned or post dated check/ money order will be returned. No dogs will be added to replace these entries.
      13. Entry fees are NOT refunded when a dog is absent, disqualified, sick, lame, excused by the veterinarian or judge, or barred from competition because it has been entered incorrectly. There is no refund for bitches in season entered in Conformation or Junior showmanship or for duplicate entries. See also pages 24, 29-32.
      14. The Club may decline any entries for cause. In addition, they may refuse to receive or may remove any dog on account of disease, viciousness or other causes and no one shall have any claim or recourse against the Club or any official thereof.
      15. No entry fees are returned if the show cannot open or be completed by reason of riots, wars, civil disturbances, national emergencies, health emergencies, extreme weather conditions, fire and Act of God, public emergency, act of a public enemy, strikes, and the dictates of law enforcement or of the owner(s) of the grounds and/or facilities or any other cause beyond the control of The Westminster Kennel Club, nor shall Piers 92/94 or Madison Square Garden Corporation or the Superintendent be liable in any way. The well-being of dogs, exhibitors and spectators is of paramount importance and in the event it is necessary to cancel or stop the show before completion, no refund of entry fee will be made.

EXHIBITOR TICKET INFORMATION

      1. Regardless of the ownership of the dog(s) one exhibitor’s gate admission per show day is sent for each dog entered and is needed for admittance. The person accompanying the dog must show an admission ticket and the dog identification before the dog will be admitted. DO NOT BRING ANY DOGS THAT ARE NOT ENTERED. There is no provision for unentered dogs at this show. Exhibitors must preserve their dog identifications which must be surrendered when dogs are removed from the show. See also pages 23, 26, 34-35.
      2. All regular exhibitor tickets, dog ID’s, etc., are sent to the address noted on the entry form. Owners or the owners’ duly authorized agent are responsible for the correctness. no duplicate packets may be mailed. see page 11 regarding the Foreign Mail Option.
      3. Regular exhibitor tickets returned by the Post Office marked “Undeliverable” are held at the show in the Superintendent’s Office on Pier 92.

TROPHIES

      1. Trophies and prizes are awarded in the judging ring to the person exhibiting the dog, who is considered to be the owner or agent of the owner. All claims for prizes must be made in the judging ring before completion of the judging of the Breed, Juniors or Obedience class and the Superintendent’s office advised at once of any discrepancy. The Superintendent and the show-giving Club disclaim any liability for prizes or trophies after the judging of that Breed, Juniors or Obedience is over.

 


LOSS OR DAMAGE

      1. The management will not be responsible for the loss or damage to any dog or property of any exhibitor, whether the result of accident or any other cause. It is expressly understood that every dog at the show is in the care and custody and control of its owner or handler during the time the dog is on the show premises. see also the agreement on the reverse of the entry form.
      2. The welfare of an exhibitor’s/spectator’s child is the responsibility of the exhibitor/spectator. It is expressly understood that exhibitors/spectators will exercise control and restraint over their children while they are on the show premises. The use of child strollers is NOT recommended.
      3. The Westminster Kennel Club and its Superintendent caution all persons entering the show site and show grounds against all hazards which may exist, including, but not limited to: Condition of the site/grounds, parking/loading/unloading areas, entrances, floors and stairways, elevators and escalators, floor coverings,walkways, tenting/canopies, electrical appliances, cords and fittings, exercise pens, and the presence of animals. All persons should take into consideration this is a sporting event and dress, act and exercise caution appropriate for the activity involved. All persons entering the show, the grounds, site and show areas for whatever purpose do so entirely at their own risk. by virtue of entering the show, the entrant has indicated their acceptance of the terms listed in this premium list and assumes all risks involved.

 


EQUIPMENT

      1. The Club and its Superintendent provide assistance to exhibitors and handlers in unloading and placing their crates and grooming tables. Benching/grooming areas will be arranged in rows; aisles will be to facilitate exhibitors and to expedite the safe and smooth operation of the show. By entering this show, exhibitors and handlers agree to follow all directions of the special assistants charged with arranging and maintaining orderly conditions in these areas. Abuse of these assistants will not be tolerated.
      2. Grooming will take place at the dog’s bench in each of the show venues. Grooming tables in excess of 24 x 36 inches are not permitted at the Piers. Tables must be folded when not in use. Benching/Grooming of dogs in areas other than those specified is not permitted. All crates/tack units must be stacked.
        Grooming tables will be provided by the Club for the BOB Winners at MSG. These tables are the property of The Westminster Kennel Club and may not be removed from the show site. See also page 31, item #5.
      3. No Flexi/retractable leads permitted at this show.
      4. Fabric crates are not permitted at this show. ALL CRATED DOGS MUST BE IN CRATES that permit the public to easily view the dog.
      5. No private exercise pens are allowed anywhere in each of the show venue precincts. Public exercise pens will be for multiple dogs at all times. Dogs must be on lead in exercise pens. No exceptions. A separate area will be provided for bitches in season. Owners/handlers are to clean-up after their dogs. Blocking off exercise pens is NOT permitted.
      6. No chairs, tables, or other furniture are allowed in the benching areas or aisles of the show.
      7. Handbills, circulars, or other printed matter may not be distributed at this show.
      8. All cords on floor must be taped down to avoid tripping hazards.
      9. Neither WKC nor the Superintendent is responsible for any equipment or supplies or other belongings left on the benches or at any of the show venues.

 


BENCHING

      1. Dogs are received only at the exhibitors’ entrances noted on the layouts for the Piers beginning at 6:00 A.m. E.S.T, each morning. Best of Breed winners and the Winner of The Masters Obedience Championship are received at the exhibitors’ entrance ramp noted on the layout for Madison Square Garden, beginning at 3:00 P.m. E.S.T each afternoon. The Masters Obedience Champion is requested to be present at MSG on Monday Only.
      2. Dogs must arrive at the Piers by 11:30 A.M. E.S.T on the day they are judged. Dogs arriving after 11:30 A.M. E.S.T will not be admitted, and no entry fees will be returned. All dogs must be removed from the benching areas by 11:30 P.M. E.S.T each evening. Best of Breed Winners and the Masters Obedience Champion ONLY will be released to Madison Square Garden beginning at 3:00 P.m. TUESDAY BREEDS will not be admitted into the Piers until 9:00 P.M. Monday evening. Dogs must arrive at Madison Square Garden by 5:00 P.M. each evening and may be released beginning at 9:00 P.M. (See also Obedience pages 24-26). They must be removed from the benching areas at Madison Square Garden by 11:30 P.M. on Monday, February 13, 2017 and Tuesday, February 14, 2017. No dogs may remain in Madison Square Garden overnight.
      3. All dogs will be benched. The Four Variety Group Winners from Monday MUST be benched on Tuesday at the Piers from 11:30 A.M. E.S.T until 3:00 P.M. E.S.T. All exhibitors will be assigned a specific benching row or multi- breed status. All dogs will be on their benches and must be able to be viewed by the public. A bench card displaying the dog’s bench/armband number will be supplied by the Superintendent at the dog’s bench. Those benched in the Multi-Breed area MUST attach the bench card to each dog’s crate. All dogs must have the exhibitor’s name and contact information for the duration of the show located at their bench or on the dog’s crate.
      4. Dogs not required for Variety Group judging, Obedience judging, and equipment cannot be removed from the Piers venue either day before 5:00 P.M. E.S.T or from the Madison Square Garden venue before 9:00 P.M. E.S.T Spectators buying items from concessionaires must show sales receipts to guards at the gates for any items they wish to take from the Piers or Madison Square Garden buildings before 5:00 P.M. and 9:00 P.M. respectively. All dogs must be removed from madison square Garden by 11:30 P.M. each evening. see exhibitor Ticket information #1 on page 29. See also separate note regarding release forms on page 12. It is your responsibility to have the appropriate release forms to exit the building with dogs/equipment.
      5. Piers benching sizes: S – 18” x 32,” M – 23” x 36,” L – 31” x 42.” MSG Benching Size: 4′ x 4′.
      6. See pages 17-18, 27, 30-32 for Multi Breed and Multi Dog Benching Requirements.
      7. Under no circumstances may exhibitors change their bench numbers.
      8. No signs and decorations may be affixed to any Pier or MSG surface; that is, no nails, carpet tacks, thumb tacks, or staples may be used. All decorations must be fire-retardant. no signs over 11” x 14” may be displayed at your bench. No signs may be displayed on the bench other than a plaque or emblem of a show-giving specialty Club to which the dog’s owner belongs, or giving the kennel name & address of the owner. no prizes or ribbons shall be displayed on the bench except those won by the dog at this show.
      9. Chapter 13, sections 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the AKC rules Applying to Dog shows is strictly enforced. The benching of dogs is an integral part of the dog show, the importance of which cannot be overstated. Exhibitors/Handlers who do not adhere to the benching requirements of the AKC and The Westminster Kennel Club as noted in this premium list run the risk of The Westminster Kennel Club refusing all future entries from you for their show. In addition, dogs are presumed to be under the care custody and control of the person(s) listed on the entry form. neglect of a dog in the benching areas could result in an event Committee hearing. see also pages 4, 6, 12, 17-18, 23, 27, 30-32.

 


SPECIAL BENCHING NOTICE

Chapter 13, Section 1, of the AKC Rules Applying to Dog Shows will be strictly enforced. IT IS PERMISSIBLE TO REMOVE A DOG FROM THE BENCHING AREAS FOR EXERCISING AND JUDGING ONLY. DOGS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE BENCH WITHIN 30 MINUTES AFTER THEY ARE SHOWN.


CITY LAWS

      1. The Director of the Bureau of Animal Affairs of New York City requires all
        dogs entering the City of New York to be accompanied by a Current Rabies Certificate issued by a licensed Veterinarian no more than 7 days prior to arrival in the City. All dogs residing in New York City must have a valid dog license.
      2. New York City law states that people exercising dogs are responsible for cleaning- up the feces. The law is strictly enforced and punishable by a $250.00 fine. The Department of Sanitation will be enforcing the “Pooper-scooper” law and will be writing tickets for fines in the amount of $250.00. Dog waste both inside and outside the building MUST be picked up and disposed of sanitarily. Failure to do so may result in an event Committee hearing and/or refusal of future entries by this club.

 


SECURITY

      1. Information regarding hiring private guards through Citadel Security for
        the Piers will be included in your entry packet. NOTE: Private Security at this show is ONLY available through Citadel Security. There will be security coverage at Madison Square Garden, however, there is no individual personal security guard service available at MSG.

 


AGREEMENT

      1. By entering this show, all participants agree to the following: All rights to advertise, promote, publicize, televise or otherwise exploit the show are vested in The Westminster Kennel Club and its assigns, including the use of the names, likenesses, voices or biographical matter of all dogs, owners, handlers, and kennels participating in the show.
      2. The Club permits only its credentialed personnel to use any video recording devices at any of the venues for this show. MADISON SQUARE GARDEN PROHIBITS THE USE OF VIDEO RECORDING DEVICES AT THEIR SITE. THIS INCLUDES CELL PHONE RECORDINGS.
      3. The Westminster Kennel Club reserves the right to broadcast or cause to be broadcast any or all portions of The Westminster Kennel Club Dog show by any means of known transmission of video material.

 


FOR THE DOGS

Veterinary Care – 24 Hour Emergency Services

Animal Medical Center, 510 East 62nd Street, New York, NY 10021. (212) 838-8100

Blue Pearl, 410 W. 55th Street between 10th and 11th. (212) 767-0099

5th Avenue Veterinary Specialists, (VCA Animal Hospitals), 1 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011. (212) 924-3311.


DOG TRANSPORTATION

Alpine Limousine (800) 868-8678 • www.AlpinelimousinenYC.com

Pet Chauffeur (212) 696-9744 • www.petchauffeur.com

Tim’s Pet Taxi (917) 449-6610

New Yorker Rides (646) 293-1658


GROUP RATE HOTEL INFORMATION

The Westminster Kennel Club has arranged for special rates at the following hotels for our next show, to be held on: Saturday, February 11, Monday, February 13 and Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

Please ask for THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW GROUP RATE.

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TICKETS

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