That’s right, it’s my favorite week of the year: the 141st Westminster Kennel Club show starts tomorrow, February 13th.
During the day on Monday, breed judging will be held for Hounds, Toys, Non-Sporting, and Herding dogs, choosing the best representative of each breed to advance to the evening Best in Group finals.
Monday evening, the best in each of these groups will be judged and broadcast live on FS1 from 8 – 11 pm Eastern.
Tuesday during the day, the Sporting, Working, and Terrier breed groups will be judged, with the Best in Group and Best in Show competitions telecast on FS1 from 8 – 11 pm Eastern.
New this year, they have expanded the TV coverage. If you happen to be reading this Sunday night (when I wrote it) you can catch the Masters Agility Championship on FS1 from 8 – 10 pm Eastern. You can also live stream it from Fox Sports GO, with a TV provider login. Streaming is also available for the Monday and Tuesday evening competitions.
If you’re interested in the breed judging, check out Nat Geo Wild on TV from 2 – 4 pm Monday and Tuesday for selected rings.
Can’t get enough? You can live stream 10 rings for free from 8:30 am to 5 pm Monday and Tuesday on the Westminster Kennel Club website and on FOX Sports GO with no login required.
And, of course, I’ll be live-blogging both of the evening shows, as well as posting updates as results are posted throughout the daytime hours on Monday and Tuesday.
I know that was a lot of info! Here’s a summary:
TONIGHT (Sunday 2/12): Masters Agility Championship, 8 – 10 pm. FS1 on TV or live stream on FOX Sports GO with a TV provider login.
MONDAY 2/13: Breed judging for Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting, and Herding Groups, 8:30 am – 5 pm. Live stream 10 rings for free on the WKC site or FOX Sports GO (no login). The Junior Showmanship Prelims and the Masters Obedience Championship will also be going on, but I’m not seeing any broadcast information.
From 2 – 4 pm, you can catch selected live coverage of the breed judging and obedience events on Nat Geo Wild.
From 8 – 11 pm, Group competitions for Hounds, Toys, Non-Sporting dogs, and Herding dogs. Live on FS1 and live stream on FOX Sports GO with TV provider login.
TUESDAY 2/14: Breed judging for Sporting dogs, Working dogs and Terriers, 8:30 am – 5 pm. Live stream 10 rings for free on the WKC site or FOX Sports GO (no login). Also, Junior Showmanship Prelims will be held at this time.
From 2 – 4 pm, look for selected live coverage on Nat Geo Wild.
From 8 – 11 pm, Group competitions for Sporting dogs, Working dogs, and Terriers, plus Best in Show. Live on FS1 and live stream on FOX Sports GO with TV provider login. Junior Showmanship Finals begin at 7:30 pm, but I’m not seeing any planned broadcast scheduling.
If you’re in Canada, check here for listings, or keep checking this blog for updates.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!