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What is a Dog Show?

The basic purpose of a dog show is to facilitate the evaluation of breeding stock to be used in producing the next generations.

What is the Masters Agility Championship at Westminster?

Our agility competition will display the country’s greatest canine athletes (purebreds and mixed breeds) and their handlers excitedly attack an obstacle course of jumps, tunnels, weave poles, and more, in entertaining races against the clocks.

What is the Masters Obedience Championship at Westminster?

The obedience competition highlights the responsiveness of dogs (purebreds and mixed breeds) to their handlers’ commands. At this special event, top-ranked dogs and their handlers will be judged on a combination of exercises including directed jumping, scent discrimination and drop on recall. It is a terrific demonstration of how training and teamwork can make an incredibly close dog and human bond.

How Can I Follow Events Online?

Westminster has many social accounts in addition to its website which will be posting results and streaming video coverage throughout Westminster Weekend. 

Facebook: Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Twitter: @WKCDOGS
Instagram: @westminsterkennelclub
Instagram: @WKC360
WKC APP: Download

Where Can I Buy Tickets?

Please see here for ticket information.