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Invitations - 2023 Events


147th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Invitation Qualifying Criteria

2023 Conformation and Junior Showmanship Exhibitor Qualifying Information

  • The invitation Qualifying Period for the 147th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is: October 1, 2021, to September 30, 2022 for:
    • Top Five AKC Champions of Record Dogs for each breed or variety based on breed rankings
    • National Specialty Best of Breed Winners
    • Junior Showmanship entrants*

*Junior Showmanship Handlers will be invited to enter if they have been awarded Best Junior (from a minimum of two competing classes) at SEVEN (7) or more AKC Licensed or Member shows within the above stated qualifying period, and who were at least 9 years old and under 18 years old at the time of each qualifying win.

2023 - Obedience Exhibitor Qualifying Information

  • Invitees include:
    • Top 200 dogs based on OTCH points earned only at AKC Obedience Trials during the qualification period.
    • Winners from the previous year’s Westminster Masters Obedience Championship, the AKC Classic Master Class and the AKC National Obedience Championship.
  • Non-Invited Entry Eligibility includes:
    • Dogs eligible for AKC Obedience Trial Open B and Utility B Classes that have earned the AKC Obedience Trial Championship (OTCH) title prior to submitting their entry for this event are also eligible but will not receive an advanced invitation.

2023 - Agility Exhibitor Qualifying Information

  • The 2023 Trial will be open to dogs with MACH, PACH titles only.
  • Participants must have MACH or PACH titles at the time of entry.
  • Entries will not be accepted without these titles.
  • If entering “PREFERRED,” you must have a PACH title at the time of entry.