New for the 2020 Events
Meet the 2020 Judging Panel
Breed Making History at the 2020 WKC Dog Show
Once a breed is recognized by the American Kennel Club it is then eligible to enter the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. For the owners of these breeds, showing in the breed classes at Westminster for the first time is indeed a historical event. The Best of Breed winner then goes into the record books as the first of their breed to appear on the green carpet at Madison Square Garden in the evening Group competition.
The Azawakh (pronounced OZ-O-WOK) is joining the Hound Group in 2020.
Tall and elegant, the Azawakh is originally from the West African nations of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger. This slender sighthound has a short, fine coat, which comes in any color or color combination. A trusted guardian and hunter of hare, antelope, and wild boar, he became a constant traveling companion of desert-roaming nomads. This durable breed is very fast outdoors and excels at the sport of Lure Coursing, yet indoors, the Azawakh is a calm indoor family companion.