FOX Sports & Westminster Kennel Club Agree to 10-Year Deal
Live Television Broadcast Of The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Moves To Fox Sports 1 In A 10-Year Agreement
Starting in February 2017, the 141st Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will be broadcast live in primetime on FOX Sports 1 from New York City’s Madison Square Garden culminating in Tuesday night’s Best in Show competition. Nat Geo WILD and FOX Sports digital platforms will provide additional coverage, carrying daytime breed judging from Piers 92 and 94 in New York, and Nat Geo WILD will also offer encore airings of each night’s programs.
The agreement also results in FOX Sports 1 remaining home to the Masters Agility Championship at Westminster, with encores on Nat Geo WILD. The Masters Agility Championship features dogs tackling an obstacle course of jumps, tunnels, and weave poles against the clock. Taking place on Saturday before the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the Masters Agility Championship made its debut on FOX Sports 1 in 2014, and will continue airing on the network and Nat Geo WILD through 2026