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Westminster Week Schedule

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Saturday, June 18, 2022

  • Masters Agility Championship
    • Preliminaries 8:00am – 4:00pm
    • Finals Competition 7:00pm – 9:30pm 

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, June 20, 2022

  • Masters Obedience Championship
    • 8:00am – 4:30pm  

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.

  • Breed Judging
    • Judging of Hound and Herding breeds
    • 8:00am – 4:30pm

The dogs entered at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show each competes within their own breed to be chosen as Best of their Breed/Variety. There are 211 AKC-recognized breeds and varieties.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

  • Breed judging
    • Judging of Toy, Terrier, and Non-Sporting breeds and Junior Showmanship Preliminaries 
    • 8:00am – 4:30pm

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.

  • Group Judging
    • Judging of the Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting, and Herding Groups
    • 7:30pm – 11:00pm

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, June 22, 2022

  • Breed Judging
    • Judging of Sporting and Working breeds and Junior Showmanship Preliminaries
    • 8:00am – 4:30pm
  • Junior Showmanship Finals
    • 7:00pm-7:30pm
  • Group Judging
    • Judging of Sporting, Working, and Terrier Groups
    • ​​​​​​​7:30pm – 11:00pm
  • Best in Show 

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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