Show FAQ's


How do I buy tickets? Click here for our Ticket page to buy your tickets for Westminster Week.

What hotel should I stay in near the show? The Steward, The Wyndam New Yorker and New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania are Westminster’s Gold Star Hotels. For more information on Hotels please see here for our hotel listing.

What kind of vendors will be at the show? See here for the full list of the vendors at the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

Will there be WKC merchandise for sale at the Event? Yes! Every year the Westminster Kennel Club has new and special merchandise for you to bring home at the event. All merchandise is only sold at the show, while Westminster Memorabilia is available here on our website.

What other dog events are happening during Westminster Week? See our Things to Do listing for more Dog events happening during Westminster Week.

Would the show be canceled due to inclement weather? No, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will continue regardless of weather conditions.

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 11 through Tuesday, Feb 13. The full Shuttle bus schedule is coming soon. Gold Star Hotels include the Hotel Pennsylvania, The Stewart (formerly The Affinia) and The Wyndham New Yorker.

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.

How do I watch the 2018 daytime judging? The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Breed judging, Junior Showmanship Preliminaries and Masters Obedience Championship will be Streaming LIVE on FOX Sports GO (FSGO) and from 8am- 4pm ET.

How do I watch the 2018 evening judging? From Madison Square Garden the 142nd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Group Competitions will be broadcasted live on FS1 from 8pm-11pm ET.

Click here for the full TV and Online coverage schedule.

More Information

2018 Judging Panel Mrs. Betty-Anne Stenmark of Woodside, California has been chosen to select the Best in Show winner at the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which will take place Feb. 12-13, 2018. Mrs. Stenmark is a breeder, owner, and long-time dog club officer. She will join the elite list of judges who have presided over best in show at Westminster, “America’s Dog Show.”

Mrs. Stenmark will be awarding the Best in Show ribbon to one of the seven group-winning dogs sent to her by a panel of esteemed group judges. The group judging held at Madison Square Garden the evening of Monday, Feb. 12th will be officiated by Mr. Jeffrey G. Pepper of Boynton Beach, Florida for the Hound group; Mr. David J. Kirkland of Sanford, North Carolina for the Toy group; Ms. Mary A. Miller of Lexington, Kentucky for the Non-Sporting group; and Mr. Robert L. Vandiver of Simpsonville, South Carolina, for the Herding group. On Tuesday, Feb. 13th the group judges will be Ms. Elizabeth Sweigart of Bowmansville, Pennsylvania for the Sporting group; Mr. Robert H. Slay of Cary, North Carolina for the Working group; and Mrs. Rosalind Kramer of Leesburg, Virginia for the Terrier group.

See the bios and photos of the full judging panel here.

To see who is judging which competitions click here.

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