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This year, top dogs in the country and world descend on the historical Lyndhurst Estate for the venerated Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on June 12 and 13, America’s second-oldest continuously-running sporting event behind only the Kentucky Derby. This year at the 145th Westminster show, over 2,500 dogs representing 206 breeds and varieties will vie for the coveted Best In Show title.

Ahead of the much-anticipated Best In Show judging, over 450 dogs will be participating in the Masters Agility Championship, the Junior Showmanship competition, and the Masters Obedience Championship. Don’t miss any of the action — opportunities abound to catch every minute of the action on television, online, and on mobile apps from just about anywhere.

Top Breeds Entered in Westminster:

Golden Retrievers – 44

Labrador Retrievers – 41

Vizslas – 36

German Shorthaired Pointers – 35

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels – 33

New Breeds Entered in Westminster:

Barbet – 6

Biewer Terrier – 10

Belgian Laekenois – 6

Dogo Argentino – 14

How to Watch Westminster 2021 – Schedule

All times in Eastern

Friday, June 11, 2021

Masters Agility Championship Preliminaries

8:00am – 4:00pm streaming live on Westminster website

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Masters Agility Championship Finals

5:00pm – 7:00pm on FOX, FOX NOW App, and FOX Sports App

Conformation at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

9:00am – 4:30pm Breed Judging and Junior Showmanship Preliminaries streaming live on Westminster website

1:00pm – 4:00pm Select coverage of Breed Judging and Junior Showmanship Preliminaries on FS2, FOX NOW App, and FOX Sports App.

7:00pm – 7:30pm Pre-Show programming on FS1

7:30pm – 11:00pm live on FOX, the FOX NOW App, and FOX Sports App – Group Judging(Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting, and Herding Groups).

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Masters Obedience Championship

9:00am – 4:30pm streaming live on Westminster website

Conformation at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

9:00am – 4:30pm Breed Judging and Junior Showmanship Preliminaries streaming live on Westminster website

1:30pm – 4:00pm Select coverage of Breed Judging and Junior Showmanship Preliminaries on FS2, FOX NOW App, and FOX Sports App.

7:00pm – 7:30pm Pre-Show programming on FS1

7:30pm – 11:00pm live on FOX, the FOX NOW App, and FOX Sports App – Group Judging (Sporting, Working, Terrier Groups, followed by Best in Show).

Get Ready to Watch

Know what you’re watching! Understand how a dog wins Westminster, what breeds have never won Westminster, and more interesting facts, like what all those dog show terms mean!

Related article: Dog Show Terms: What Common Conformation Words Mean
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