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2022 Westminster Entry Qualifications

The 146th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
January 24-26, 2022

  • Opening Date:  October 25, 2021
  • Closing Date:  November 19, 2021
  • Qualifying Period:  October 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021             
  • Entry Limit: 2,500 dogs (Benched)
  • Open to AKC Champions ONLY
    • Dogs must have obtained their AKC Championship by October 25, 2021
  • Invitees:
    • The Top Five (5) AKC Champion of Record Dogs per breed will be invited based on AKC breed rankings from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021
    • National Specialty Best of Breed winners for AKC Licensed or Member National Breed Specialties between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021 
       

Masters Obedience Championship
January 24, 2022

  • Entry Limit:  25 dogs
  • Open to:
    • Dogs that have earned their AKC Obedience Trial Championship (OTCH Title)
    • Top 200 Obedience dogs based on AKC OTCH points earned in the qualifying period
       

Junior Showmanship at Westminster
January 24-26, 2022

  • To Qualify, a Junior Handler will need to have 5 Best Junior wins in the 10/1/20 - 9/30/21 qualifying period 
     

9th Annual Masters Agility Championship
January 22, 2022

  • Entry Limit:  330 dogs
  • Opening Date:  November 17, 2021
  • Closing Date:  December 22, 2021
  • Open to dogs with MACH & PACH TITLES ONLY
    • PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE MACH 0R 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 entering.  If entering Regular, you must have a MACH Title at the time of entry.