What is the Shuttle bus schedule and where does it run? There is a Westminster shuttle bus service, with priority to exhibitors, running from the WKC Gold Star Hotels to Piers 92/94 on Sunday Feb 12 through Tuesday Feb 14. The full Shuttle bus schedule is HERE. Gold Star Hotels include the Hotel Pennsylvania, The Stewart (formerly The Affinia) and The Wyndham New Yorker.
Where can I find Overnight Benching Card? Click HERE.
What if I want I have private security needs ? If you have security needs, please complete the Westminster Private Security Form and return to Citadel Security Agency by February 3, 2017.
What are the benching sizes? If you would like to see the benching sizes based on breed, please click HERE.
What are the benching hours for Dog Show Exhibitors? Benching information can be found HERE. At the Piers 11:30 am – 5 pm / Best of Breed winners at Madison Square Garden 5 pm – 9 pm. (Open to the public at 6 pm)
What is the access to Rings, 8, 9 and 10 during the live television broadcast? If you are exhibiting in Rings 8, 9 and 10 you will need your Aisle Wristband and a Nat Geo badge from the Show Superintendent to gain entry into the Ready Aisle. Spectators around those rings will not need a wristband or badge.
How do exhibitors get extra tickets? Exhibitors get one ticket per entered dog which allows access to both venues on both days. If you need extra tickets you must purchase them online, at the Piers or at Madison Square Garden’s box office.
Do the guardians of Junior Showmanship entrants get a ticket? Yes, your entry packet includes a pass for the Junior and one additional ticket for a guardian.
Do I need a ticket for Unloading/Loading? Exhibitors do not need a ticket, however they must place the hangtag received in their entry packet on their review mirror when unloading/loading on all days.
Can I bring my dog to Westminster events? No dogs are allowed at the show unless they are entered in the competition. (Service dog rules apply.)
How can I view past years of breed judging videos? Past breed judging videos are not available at this time.
What are the Animal Medical Center veterinary hours at the show, including stamping? Find the full schedule HERE.
How do I watch the 2017 daytime judging? All 10 breed rings will be streaming on westminsterkennelclub.org. They will be live streams for the U.S. and available same-day, yet delayed for other countries. Additionally, select coverage of daytime judging will appear on Monday, Feb 13 and Tuesday, Feb 14 from 2 – 4 pm ET on the Nat Geo WILD channel. To locate your Nat Geo WILD channel listing click HERE. The Nat Geo WILD broadcast is also available online through Fox Sports GO with a TV provider login. Full schedule of coverage is HERE.
How do I watch the 2017 evening judging? The Group and Best in Show judging will be airing live Monday, Feb 13 and Tuesday, Feb 14 from 8:00 – 11:00 pm ET on FS1. To locate your FS1 channel listing click HERE. The FS1 broadcast is also available online through Fox Sports GO with a TV provider login. Full schedule of coverage is HERE.
2017 Juding Panel Mr. Thomas H. Bradley, 3d., of Watertown, NY will be awarding the 141st Westminster Kennel Club’s Best in Show winner. After a lifetime in the sport, this breeder, owner and former Westminster Kennel Club Show Chairman will join an elite list of people to preside over “The World’s Greatest Dog Show.”
Mr. Bradley will be selecting his winner from the seven group-winning dogs sent to his ring by a panel of group judges from across the U.S. The group judges officiating at Madison Square Garden the evening of Monday, February 13 will be Mrs. Robert D. (Polly) Smith of St. Stephens Church, VA, Hound; Mrs. Charlotte Patterson of Destin, FL, Toy; Mrs. Anne Bolus of Harrison, TN, Non-Sporting; and Dr. Robert Smith of St. Stephens Church, VA will be judging the Herding group. On Tuesday, February 14 the group judges will be Mrs. Paula Nykiel of Washington, MO, Sporting; Mr. John Ramirez of Downey, CA, Working; and Mr. Kenneth M. McDermott of Newburgh, NY will be judging the Terriers.
See the bios and photos of the full judging panel here.
To see who is judging which competitions click here.
Animal Medical Center Veterinary Care at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will be offered on site by the Animal Medical Center. The Animal Medical Center, located on the Upper East Side in New York City, is a non-profit veterinary center that has been a national leader in animal health care since 1910. As an academic veterinary hospital, The AMC promotes the health and well-being of companion animals through advanced treatment, research and education. The AMC staff is comprised of over 90 veterinarians who utilize an interdisciplinary team approach combining expertise across specialty areas and services to care for your pet 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information about The AMC, please visit: www.amcny.org. (212) 838-8100