Westminster Dog Show 2021 schedule: dates, times, TV channels, live broadcast and list of past winners
the 145th Westminster Dog Show is scheduled to take place over the weekend, with most events taking place on Saturdays and Sundays, including the crowning of the prestigious “Best in Show” award.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the event will move to Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, New York and be held outside. This is one of the only times in the history of the event that it will not take place at Madison Square Garden.
As has been the case since 2017, Fox Sports owns the broadcasting rights for the dog show. As a result, Fox and its affiliates will broadcast the event, with FS1 being the primary streaming location and the Fox Sports app containing all streaming content.
Here’s a guide to everything you need to know about the 145th Westminster Dog Show, including a full TV schedule and history of past winners. Stay tuned this weekend for live updates from Sporting News and results from Sunday’s main event.
Westminster Dog Show 2021 Schedule
The 2021 edition of the Westminster Dog Show will air June 12-13 on Fox, FS1, FS2 and the Fox Sports app.
saturday 12 june
|Event||Time||TV channel / broadcast|
|Breed judgment, junior presentation preliminaries||And 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET||FS2|
|Masters Agility Championship Finals||5 p.m. ET – 7 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Programming before the show||7 p.m. ET – 7:30 p.m. ET||FS1|
|Group judging (groups of hunting, toy, non-sport and breeding dogs)||7:30 p.m. ET – 11 p.m. ET||FS1|
Sunday 13 June
|Event||Time||TV channel / broadcast|
|Race judgment and junior presentation preliminaries||1:30 p.m. ET – 4 p.m. ET||FS1|
|Programming before the show||7 p.m. ET – 7:30 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Group judging (sports, work, burrow groups, followed by the best of the show)||7:30 p.m. ET – 11 p.m. ET||Fox|
How to live stream the Westminster Dog Show
The Westminster Dog Show can be streamed online through the Fox Sports app or with fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.
In addition, some content will be available for streaming on www.westminsterkennelclub.org.
Westminster Dog Show Events Calendar
Here is the full program of the day of events for the Westminster Dog Show 2021. A TV program for Saturday and Sunday is also included. Below you will find detailed information on the main events that make up the dog show.
(All Eastern hours)
Masters Agility Championship
The agility championship will start with preliminaries on Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. These will be available for streaming at Westminster Kennel Club official website. The championship finals are Saturday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Fox.
Masters Obedience Championship
The obedience championship will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Westminster Dog Show
The main event will start on Saturday and continue until Sunday evening. Morning sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. while evening sessions will run from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. The Best in Show will be awarded on Sunday June 13 at the end of the competition.
What is the Westminster Kennel Club dog show?
The Westminster Kennel Club Dog show is an annual event that features nearly 3,000 dogs. Normally, it takes place at Madison Square Garden, although it will be held outdoors in Tarrytown, New York in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The show consists of dogs competing to be the best in their group. There are seven groups in total, including Hounds, Toys, Non-Athletes, Athletes, Workers, Shepherds, and Terriers. The best dog from each group then competes for the title “Best in Show”.
The show also includes the Masters Agility Championship and the Masters Obedience Championships.
History of the Westminster Dog Show
The first Westminster Dog Show was hosted by the Westminster Kennel Club in 1877 at Gilmore’s Garden, the predecessor of Madison Square Garden. The event was originally scheduled to last three days, but after registering 1,201 dogs, it ended up going on for one more day. From there it became an annual event.
The show has been held annually since 1877. It has performed during the Great Depression, wartime, and the pandemic years, as will be the case in 2021.
The name Westminster comes from a Manhattan hotel where the group of hunters who started the Kennel Club met frequently. The only sporting event that has lasted longer than the Westminster Dog Show is the Kentucky Derby, which preceded it by two years,
Westminster Dog Show Winners
The Best in Show award has been awarded annually since 1907, 30 years after the first Westminster dog show began in 1877. The Terrier group has won the award 47 times, the most of any group. Last year’s winner Siba the poodle gave the non-sporting group their 11th victory, tied for fourth of seven groups.
Previous Best in Show winners
|2006||Sundance Kid from Rocky Top||Bull Terrier (Color)||Terrier|
|2007||Felicity’s Jim Diamond||Spaniel (English Spring)||Athletic|
|2008||Park Me In First by K-Run||Beagle (15 inches)||Dog|
|2009||Clussexx Three D Grinchy Glee||Sussex Spaniel||Athletic|
|2010||Roundtown Mercedes by Maryscot||Scottish terrier||Terrier|
|2011||Foxcliffe Hickory Vent||Scottish Greyhound||Dog|
|2012||Malachy Palace Garden||Pekingese toy||Toy|
|2013||Banana Joe V Tani Kazari||Affenpinscher||Toy|
|2014||After all paint the sky||Fox Terrier (Wire)||Terrier|
|2015||Tashtins looking for trouble||Beagle (15 inches)||Dog|
|2016||Garbonita’s California Journey||Pointer (German shorthair)||Athletic|
|2017||Lockenhaus rumor has it against Kenlyn||German shepherd||Breeding|
|2018||All I care about Belle Creek is love||Bichon Frize||Not athletic|
|2019||Kingarthur Van Foliny House||Fox Terrier (Wire)||Terrier|
|2020||Stone Run afternoon tea||Poodle||Not athletic|
Most wins per group
|Group||Number of winners|