About WKC

The Westminster Kennel Club is America's oldest organization dedicated to the sport of purebred dogs.  Established in 1877, as a non-charitable corporation section 501 (c)(iv) of the Internal Revenue Code. Westminster's influence has been felt for more than a century through its famous all-breed, benched dog show held every year at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Today, America’s dog show has expanded into Westminster Week which includes the Masters Agility Championship at Westminster and the Masters Obedience Championship at Westminster, both held at Pier 94. Nearly 3,000 dogs entered from around the world make Westminster Week like no other. Our mission is "to celebrate the companionship of dogs while promoting responsible dog ownership, health, and breed preservation." Westminster There’s only one. ®