How do exhibitors get extra tickets? Exhibitors get one general-admission ticket per entered dog for each day at both locations. If you need extra tickets, click here. Tickets are also available at the door of both venues.
Do the guardians of Junior Showmanship entrants get a ticket? Yes, your entry packet includes a general admission ticket for the Junior and one additional ticket for a guardian. Please click here for qualifications to enter in the Premium List.
Do I need a ticket for Unloading/Loading? Exhibitors do not need a ticket, however, they must first go to the staging area to be dispatched to PIer 94 for unloading and loading. Exhibitors must place the hangtag received in their entry packet on their review mirror when unloading/loading on all days. Please include a cell phone number on the hangtag and leave your vehicle flashers on while unloading or loading. See pages 25-27 of the Judging Program for details on all these requirements.
What is the Shuttle bus schedule and where does it run? Click here for the full logistical schedule.
What are the benching sizes? If you would like to see the benching sizes based on breed, please click here.
Where can I find an Overnight Benching Card? If you are leaving a dog overnight please fill out the benching card found in your exhibitor packet.
What are the benching hours for Dog Show Exhibitors? At the Piers, 11:30 am – 4:30 pm (Open to the public at 7 a.m.) / Best of Breed winners at Madison Square Garden 5 pm on Monday and Tuesday. (Open to the public at 6 pm). Dogs will be released after the judging of their designated group.
When are Best of Breed winners released from Piers? On Sunday, there is no early release for the Hound & Herding Best of Breed dogs as their groups are not until Monday night. On Monday, Toy & Non-Sporting Best of Breed dogs will be released beginning at 2:30 p.m. for MSG - Terrier Best of Breed dogs will not be released early as their group is not until Tuesday night. On Tuesday, Working and Sporting Best of Breed dogs will be released beginning at 2:30 p.m. for MSG. If you need a ticket for seating, Click here.
Do the Hound, Herding & Terrier Best of Breed dogs have to return to Pier 94 and be benched on the day that their Group is at MSG that evening? NO, they should plan on being at MSG after 5 p.m. on that day for benching in preparation for their group judging.
How do I watch the 2020 daytime judging? Please see our TV and Streaming page here.
How do I watch the 2020 evening judging? From Madison Square Garden the 144th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Group Competitions will be broadcasted live on FS1 from 7:00pm-11pm ET.
2020 Judging Panel bios and photos of the full judging panel click here.
Official Show Veterinary Care:
The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine seeks to lead, enable, and inspire others to attain a healthier world for animals and people. Consistently ranked among the top veterinary schools in the world, the college is a global leader in outstanding multidisciplinary clinical and diagnostic services as well as exemplary animal care. The college continuously produces a stream of scientific breakthroughs while also preparing students, veterinarians and scientists to assume vital roles in scientific inquiry, local and global health, public policy and clinical, population and diagnostic veterinary medicine.
Cornell’s Companion Animal Hospital is dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of animals. From sports medicine and rehabilitation to cardiology and dermatology, the Ithaca, N.Y., hospital offers world-class care in over 20 specialties.
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, NY 14853-6401
Cornell University Veterinary Specialists in Stamford, Conn., redefines specialty and emergency veterinary care by providing the best-possible medical expertise and care for each patient and the pet’s family through authentic, compassionate communication and service.
Cornell University Veterinary Specialists
880 Canal Street
Stamford, CT 06902
Foreign Veterinary stamping is available at AMC. PLease call 212-838-8100 and advise them what you need so they can scheudle you accordingly. Appointments are required and there is a fee charged.