Show FAQ's

How do I buy tickets? Tickets will go on sale later this year. Click here for more information.

What hotel do you recommend? Check back for our hotel listing.

What is a benched show?  Westminster is one of the remaining benched shows, which means that you can visit with handlers, breeders and the dogs on their ‘bench.'  This allows you to speak to breeders and to learn the specific breed you might be interested in. 

What kind of vendors will be at the show? Click here for the full list of the vendors which were present at the 143rd show.

Will there be WKC merchandise for sale at the Event? Yes! Every year, the Westminster Kennel Club has new and special merchandise for you to bring home from the event. All merchandise is only sold at the show.

What other dog events are happening during Westminster Week? See some of the events that surrounded our 2019 show in our Things to Do listing. The 2020 listing will be updated in January 2020. 

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

Where can I park?   Click here for parking info.

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.)


Official 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 West Chelsea Veterinary Group-212 645-2767. Appointments are required and there is a fee charged.