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2022 Westminster Week Schedule

Saturday, January 22, 2022

  • Masters Agility Preliminaries and Championship at Pier 36
    • Agility is a timed competition that tests a dog’s ability to complete an obstacle course following the commands of its handler. Purebred and All-American (mixed breed) dogs are eligible, to compete in 1 of 5 height classes and are judged on time and completion (minus faults) of the course.

Monday, January 24, 2022

  • Masters Obedience Championship at Pier 36
    • Obedience is a command-driven competition that tests a dog’s ability to comply with the asks of the handler. Commands can include a combination of sit, stay, jump, retrieve and scent discrimination. Purebred and All-American (mixed breed) dogs will compete to showcase the desired skills of a model dog.
  • Judging of the Hound and Herding Breeds at Pier 36
    • The dogs entered at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show each compete within their own breed to be chosen as Best of their Breed/Variety. There are 209 AKC-recognized breeds.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

  • Junior Showmanship Preliminaries at Pier 36* 
    • Junior Showmanship is a competition assessing the handling skills of children 9-18 years of age-independent of the traits of the dog. The competition promotes proper training and care to prepare future generations for responsible dog ownership, sportsmanship, and future success in the sport.
  • Judging of the Terrier, Toy, and Non- Sporting Breeds at Pier 36
  • Judging of the Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting, and Herding Groups at Madison Square Garden
    • Once selected as Best of Breed/Variety, dogs advance to compete within their AKC-recognized Group: Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting, Herding, Sporting, Working and Terrier.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

  • Junior Showmanship Preliminaries at Pier 36
  • Judging of Sporting and Working Breeds at Pier 36
  • Junior Showmanship Finals at Madison Square Garden
  • Judging of the Sporting, Working, and Terrier Groups at Madison Square Garden
  • Best in Show at Madison Square Garden
    • The winning dogs across the seven Groups compete for the ultimate prize. From those seven Reserve Best in Show is awarded as a runner up, followed by the Best in Show selection.

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2022 Westminster Week Information