2015 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Events
Just weeks away from the prestigious 139th annual Westminster Kennel Club (WKC) Dog Show on Feb. 16 and 17 in New York City, Purina® Pro Plan® lovers can’t wait to learn whether the Best in Show winner is another Purina® Pro Plan®-fed dog. If so, this will be the ninth consecutive year the winner is fueled by Purina® Pro Plan®.
In recent years, Purina® Pro Plan®-fed dogs took Madison Square Garden by storm, capturing the past eight Bests in Show and winning the majority of the Groups. Additionally, Purina® Pro Plan® dog food is the brand fed to 94 of the top 100 all-breed show dogs in the country in 2014.
Breed judging and benching will be held starting at 8 a.m. on Mon., Feb. 16 and Tues., Feb 17 at Piers 92/94. The Groups will then take the ring from 8 to 11 p.m. EST each evening at the Garden. The Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding Groups will be judged Monday and broadcast live on CNBC, while the Sporting, Working and Terrier Groups, culminating with Best in Show, will be judged Tuesday and televised live on USA Network. Almost 3,000 dogs, including the newly AKC-recognized Coton de Tulear and Wirehaired Vizsla, will compete for top honors.
The second annual Masters Agility Championship will prelude the iconic dog show beginning at 7 a.m. on Sat., Feb. 14 at Pier 94. More than 300 dogs alongside their handlers will race against the clock in an obstacle course designed to challenge their athletic ability, concentration and teamwork. The Championship Finals, consisting of 10 dogs from each of the five height classes, will be broadcast from 12 to 2 p.m. EST Sun., Feb. 15 on Fox Sports 1.
Meanwhile, the sixth annual AKC Meet the Breeds event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 14 at Pier 92. Canine lovers will have the opportunity to interact with more than 100 breeds of dog. Experts, including breeders, owners, handlers, trainers, groomers, and enthusiasts, will be on hand to answer breed questions and teach responsible pet ownership to the public.
How To Be Involved
To purchase tickets for the events detailed above, click here.
Can’t make it to the show? Catch all the action live at westminsterkennelclub.org or on the official Westminster app, available in the App Store or Google Play. Also be sure to check out the following channels for behind-the-scenes shots and updates:
- Purina Pro Club on Instagram
- Purina Pro Club on Facebook
- Purina Pro Plan on Instagram
- Purina Pro Plan on Facebook
- Purina Pro Plan on Twitter
Finally, be sure to share your moments with us using #OurShowMoment for a chance to be featured on one of the Purina® Pro Club accounts!