Show FAQ's

How do I buy tickets? Click here.

What hotel do you recommend? Click here 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. Benching hours are from 11:30 – 4:30pm, open to public at 7am. You can see the Best of Breed winners on their benches at Madison Square Garden from 6-8:30 PM.

What kind of vendors will be at the show? Click here for vendor opportunities, Click here for the full list of the vendors which were present at the 142nd 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 our Things to Do listing

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

What is the Shuttle Bus schedule and where does it run? Click here for the full logistical schedule.

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.)

How do I watch the 2019 daytime judging? The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Breed judging, Junior Showmanship Preliminaries and Masters Obedience Championship will be Streamed LIVE on FOX Sports GO (FSGO) and from 8am- 4:30pm ET.  Daytime judging of limited breeds will be broadcasted Live on Nat Geo Wild on both Monday and Tuesday from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

How do I watch the 2019 evening judging? From Madison Square Garden Group Competitions (Monday and Tuesday) and Best in Show (Tuesday) will air LIVE on FS1 from 7:30 pm-11:30 pm ET. 

For future Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show dates, please see here