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Westminster Weekend Entry Qualifications

The 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show                 

  • Entry Limit: 2,500 dogs (Unbenched)
  •  Entry Qualifications: 
    • AKC Champions of Record
    • Top Five (5) dogs in each breed/variety between November 1, 2019 and February 15, 2021 (By Invitation)
      • The Top 5 AKC Champion of Record Dogs per breed invited to the 2021 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will be based on AKC breed rankings from November 1, 2019 through February 15, 2021.
      • A preliminary list of rankings—based on shows from November 1, 2019 through October 11, 2020—is posted on the MB-F website at: https://www.infodog.com/show/westminster/breed.htm . This preliminary list, which will include only AKC Champions of Record in the top 7 dogs (and any ties), is to be used as a guide by exhibitors for planning purposes only. Appearing on this list does not guarantee an invitation to the 2021 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
      • The final invitation list of Top 5 AKC Champion of Record dogs per breed used by MB-F will be based on the full qualifying period from November 1, 2019 through February 15, 2021.  
    • National Specialty Best of Breed winners for AKC Licensed or Member National Breed Specialties between November 1, 2019 and February 15, 2021 (By Invitation
    • Dogs who have obtained their AKC Championship by time of entry but not later than April 9, 2021. 
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Junior Showmanship at Westminster:

  • 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 four (4) or more AKC Licensed or Member shows between November 1, 2019 and February 15, 2021, and who were at least 9 years old and under 18 if prior to March 1.  Additionally, if a Junior turns 18 on or after March 1, 2020, the wins will count up until they turn 19 or February 15, 2021, whichever is earliest.

Masters Obedience Championship:       

  • Entry Limit: 25 dogs (Unbenched)
  • Regular Open B and Utility B Classes
  • Entry Qualifications:             
    • Top 200 dogs based on OTCH points earned in AKC Obedience Trials held between November 1, 2019 and February 15, 2021 (By Invitation)
    • Top winners from previous Westminster Obedience Championships and the AKC National Obedience Championships over the past five (5) years (By Invitation)  
    • AKC Obedience Trial Open B and Utility B Class dogs that have earned the AKC Obedience Trial Championship (OTCH) prior to February 15, 2021.

Masters Agility Championship:

  • Entry limit: 350 dogs (Unbenched)
  • The Trial will be open to dogs with Master Titles Only (participants must have MX and MXJ, or MXP and MJP titles at the time of entry). 
  • If entering preferred, you must have MXP and MJP titles.  (click here for Agility details )

2021 Show Schedule:     

  • Friday, June 11, 2021:
    • Masters Agility Championship Preliminary rounds followed by evening Finals
  • Saturday, June 12, 2021:
    • Conformation daytime breed judging: Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting & Herding
    • Junior Showmanship Preliminaries
    • Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting & Herding Groups
  • Sunday, June 13, 2021: 
    • Conformation daytime breed judging: Sporting, Working & Terrier
    • Masters Obedience Championship
    • Junior Showmanship Preliminaries
    • Evening Junior Showmanship Finals
    • Sporting, Working & Terrier Groups
    • Best in Show