I know, I know, it’s still January, but I thought you might like to know that the schedule for the granddaddy of all dog shows has a slightly different schedule this year.
The agility championship will be held before the conformation show, as per usual, on Saturday, February 8th.
The obedience championship is also the weekend before the show, on Sunday, February 9th.
What’s new is that the conformation best in breed judging will be held over the course of three days rather than two. Hounds and Herding breeds will be judged on Sunday, with the Terriers, Non-Sporting, and Toy breeds to follow on Monday. Group judging for four of the five groups will be on Monday evening. Terrier group judging is carried over until Tuesday evening.
On Tuesday, the Sporting and Working breeds are judged during the day, choosing the best in each breed. Tuesday evening, group judging will include Sporting, Working, and Terrier breeds, as well as best in show.
A complete schedule is below, with all times shown EST:
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Masters Agility Championship
Preliminaries 8:00am to 4:00pm at Pier 94
Finals Competition 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Pier 94
Sunday, February 9, 2020:
Judging of Hound and Herding breeds 8:30am – 4:30pm at Pier 94
Masters Obedience Championship 8:30am – 4:30pm at Pier 94
Monday, February 10, 2020
Daytime Judging of Terrier, Non-Sporting, Toy breeds and of Junior Showmanship Preliminaries at Pier 94. 8:30am – 4:30pm doors open at 7:00am
Evening Group Judging (Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting, Herding) at Madison Square Garden 7:30pm – 11:00pm doors open at 6:00pm
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Daytime Judging of Sporting and Working breeds and Junior Showmanship Preliminaries at Pier 94. 8:30am – 4:30pm doors open at 7:00am
Evening Junior Showmanship Finals at Madison Square Garden beginning at 7:00pm
Evening Group Judging (Sporting, Working, Terrier) followed by Best in Show at Madison Square Garden. 7:30pm – 11:00pm doors open at 6:00pm
Click here for everything you want to know about the big show.
I can’t wait!
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!