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Would the show be canceled due to inclement weather? No, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will continue regardless of weather conditions.

What is the Shuttle bus schedule and where does it run? There is a Westminster shuttle bus service, with priority to exhibitors, running from the WKC Gold Star Hotels to Piers 92/94 on Sunday, Feb 11 through Tuesday, Feb 13. The full Shuttle bus schedule is coming soon. Gold Star Hotels include the  Hotel Pennsylvania, The Stewart (formerly The Affinia) and The Wyndham New Yorker.

Where can I find Overnight Benching Card? Click HERE.

What if I have private security needs? If you have security needs, please check back in soon…

What are the benching sizes? If you would like to see the benching sizes based on breed, please click HERE.

What are the benching hours for Dog Show Exhibitors? Benching information can be found HERE. At the Piers 11:30 am – 5 pm / Best of Breed winners at Madison Square Garden  5 pm – 9 pm. (Open to the public at 6 pm)

What is the access to Rings, 8, 9 and 10 during the live television broadcast? If you are exhibiting in Rings 8, 9 and 10 you will need your Aisle Wristband and a Nat Geo badge from the Show Superintendent to gain entry into the Ready Aisle (one per entered dog). Spectators are not allowed in the ready ring.

 How do exhibitors get extra tickets? Exhibitors get one ticket per entered dog only for the day they are judged. If you need extra tickets you must purchase them online at the Piers or at Madison Square Garden’s box office. Deadline for reserved seats thru WKC is December 20, 2017.

Do the guardians of Junior Showmanship entrants get a ticket? Yes, your entry packet includes a pass for the Junior and one additional ticket for a guardian on the day that they show.

Do I need a ticket for Unloading/Loading? Exhibitors do not need a ticket, however, they must place the hangtag received in their entry packet on their review mirror when unloading/loading on all days. Please include cell phone number on hangtag.

Can I bring my dog to Westminster events? No dogs are allowed at the show unless they are entered in the competition. (Service dog rules apply.)

How can I view past years of breed judging videos? Past breed judging videos are not available at this time.