THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB
In 1877, New York was well on its way to becoming the world’s greatest city. This was the year that a group of sporting gentlemen decided that this would be a good time to hold a dog show in Manhattan. It didn’t take long before the Westminster Kennel Club, following the lead of its home town, would be on its way to becoming the world’s greatest dog show.
Our mission is "to celebrate the companionship of dogs while promoting responsible dog ownership, health, and breed preservation."