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Westminster dog show 2022: Schedule, channel, livestream, best in show, tickets

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The 2022 Westminster Kennel Club dog show is back this week after the canine competition was postponed from its usual winter date because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the second consecutive year, the Super Bowl of the dog world has relocated from Manhattan to the grounds of the Lyndhurst estate in Tarrytown, New York.

The Westchester County venue will host thousands of dogs, owners, handlers and fans across 67 acres of greenery for the 146th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, which ends June 22 with the naming of best in show.

Almost 3,500 dogs will compete in Westminster week, including group judging, agility and obedience. At least 163 of those dogs will represent New Jersey in breed competition.

Golden retrievers are the most represented breed, followed by Labrador retrievers, pugs, Rhodesian ridgebacks and French bulldogs.

See below for a full schedule of Westminster events and a watch guide for both streaming and TV.

Verb with his owner, Perry DeWitt. The border collie won the agility championship at Westminster in 2021.Mary Altaffer | AP

The Westminster Masters Agility Championship, the first event of Westminster week, will see dogs swiftly weave around poles, deftly navigate a series of hurdles and jumps, carefully balance on a seesaw and wildly careen through a tunnel to try for the quickest, cleanest runs.

In 2021, Verb, a border collie from Wyncote, Pennsylvania, won agility for the second time after first triumphing in 2019.

There are two ways to catch all the agility action:

The Westminster Kennel Club agility preliminaries will be livestreamed from 7:30 am ET to 4 pm ET Saturday, June 18 at

The Westminster Masters Agility Championship finals will air from 12:30 pm ET to 3 pm ET Sunday, June 19 on Fox.

westminster breed competition runs from 8 am ET to 4:30 pm Monday, June 20, Tuesday, June 21 and Wednesday, June 22 and can be streamed live at or watched on demand at the website.

Hound and herding breeds compete Monday, while toy, terrier and non-sporting breeds compete Tuesday and sporting and working breeds compete Wednesday.

Select coverage of the breed show will also air live on FS2 from 1 pm ET to 4 pm ET Monday, June 20, Tuesday, June 21 (as well as junior showmanship preliminaries) and Wednesday, June 22, and stream live on the Fox Now and Fox Sports apps.

Junior showmanship finals air 7 pm ET to 7:30 pm ET Wednesday, June 22 on FS1.

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A Russian toy dog, one of the breeds new to the show for 2022.Michael M. Santiago | Getty Images

Two breeds are new to the Westminster Kennel Club dog show this year — the mudi and the Russian toy.

The mudi — plural mudik — is a herding breed from Hungary that dates to the 1800s, with roots in the puli, pumi and German spitz breeds.

Russian toy dogs, joining Westminster’s toy group, are small companion dogs with a history among the Russian aristocracy. They share a lineage with the English toy terrier.


The Hungarian mudi makes a debut at the 2022 show.WKC

group judging for toy, non-sporting, hound and herding groups airs from 7:30 pm ET to 11 pm ET Tuesday, June 21 on FS1. Coverage will stream live on the Fox Now and Fox Sports apps.

Group judging for sporting, working and terrier groups will air starting 7:30 pm ET Wednesday, June 22 on FS1 and Fox Deportes. Coverage will stream live on the Fox Now and Fox Sports apps.

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Linda Brennan and her Labrador retriever, Heart, at the Westminster Masters Obedience Championship in 2020. Aristide Economopoulos | NJ Advance Media

New Jersey is the home of Westminster obedience champions.

In fact, the state claims every single obedience winner since the competition was added to the show in 2016.

A New Jersey Labrador retriever named Grant won the 2021 Westminster Masters Obedience Championship alongside his owner, Mary Ann Flanagan of Glen Gardner (see video below).

In 2020, Heart, a Labrador retriever from Warren County, and her owner, Linda Brennan, retired the Westminster Masters Obedience Championship trophy after winning the competition in five consecutive years.

This year, the Westminster Masters Obedience Championship will stream live from 8 am to 4:30 pm ET Monday, June 20 at

Select coverage will also air live from 1 pm to 4 pm ET Monday, June 20 on FS2.

Westminster Kennel Club dog show will name best in show at the conclusion of group judging, which airs from 7:30 pm ET to 11 pm Wednesday, June 22 on FS1 and Fox Deportes. The show will also be livestreamed on the Fox Now and Fox Sports apps.

A Pekingese named Wasabi won best in show in 2021.

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Wasabi the Pekingese on the winner’s podium at Westminster in 2021.AP

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Most tickets for the dog show are sold out. However, tickets to the Masters Agility Championship preliminaries (not the final) are still available.

The event runs from 8 am to 4 pm Saturday, June 18 at the Lyndhurst estate (635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY). Tickets $25; $12.50 for children 5 to 12.

Tickets to group judging and best in show are unavailable because of capacity limits.

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