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Each February, the top dogs in the country descend on New York City for the venerated Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, America’s second-oldest continuously-running sporting event behind only the Kentucky Derby. This year at the 144th Westminster show, over 2,600 dogs representing 204 breeds and varieties will vie for the coveted Best In Show title, including six Azawakhs in the breed’s first year of WKC competition.

Ahead of the much-anticipated Best In Show judging on Tuesday night, over 450 dogs will be participating in the Masters Agility Championship, the Junior Showmanship competition, and the Masters Obedience Championship. But if you can’t make it to NYC to attend, fear not. Opportunities abound to catch every minute of the action on television, online, and on mobile apps from just about anywhere.

Saturday, February 8th, 2020

 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST 

Sunday, February 9th, 2020

 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST 

  • 5th Annual Masters Obedience Championship
    • Streaming live on the WKC website, WKC app, and Fox Sports app.
  • Herding and Hound Breed Judging
    • Streaming live on the WKC website, WKC app, and Fox Sports app.
    • On-demand videos available on WKC website and WKC app.

 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. EST

  • 7th Annual Masters Agility Championship – Finals
    • Telecast on FS1, WKC website, WKC app, and Fox Sports app.

Monday, February 10th, 2020 

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST

  • Junior Handler – Preliminaries
    • Streaming live on the WKC website, WKC app, and Fox Sports app.
  • Terrier, Non-Sporting, and Toy Breed Judging
    • Streaming live on the WKC website, WKC app, and Fox Sports app.
    • On-demand videos available on WKC website and WKC app.

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST

  • Selected Coverage of Breed Judging
    • Live telecast on FS2.

7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST

  • Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Pre-Show Programming 
    • Live telecast on FS1.

7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. EST

  • WKC Dog Show Group Competitions of the Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding Groups
    • Live telecast on FS1.

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST

  • Junior Handler – Preliminaries
    • Streaming live on the WKC website, WKC app, and Fox Sports app.
  • Sporting and Working Breed Judging
    • Streaming live on the WKC website, WKC app, and Fox Sports app.
    • On-demand videos available on WKC website and WKC app.

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST

  • Selected Coverage of Breed Judging
    • Live telecast on FS2.

7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST

  • Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Pre-Show Programming & Junior Showmanship Finals 
    • Live telecast on FS1.

7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. EST

  • WKC Dog Show Group Competitions of the Sporting, Working, and Terrier Groups, Followed By Best In Show Competition
    • Live telecast on FS1.

AKC Social Media

If you aren’t already doing so, you can follow the AKC on social media for frequent updates, including pictures, videos, breaking news, and more. Our AKC Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts will be providing Westminster updates and photos through all four days of competition.

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