Westminster Dog Show Preview

Catch a glimpse of the historic 147th event taking place May 6, 8 + 9 in NYC
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The 147th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show presented by Purina Pro Plan, America’s second-longest continuously held sporting event, also known as America’s Dog Show, hosted an exclusive Press Preview in Manhattan at 620 Loft & Garden at Rockefeller Center ahead of the highly anticipated events on May 6th, 8th and 9th.


Westminster Dog Show Press Preview Highlights included:

  • Meet the New Breed showcased the newly eligible Bracco Italiano and numerous “hidden gem” breeds, including Newfoundlands, Löwchens, and Tibetan Spaniels.
  • Canine Celebration Day Sneak Peek – for the first time in Westminster’s history, freestyle obedience, a companion event that resembles “Dancing with Dogs,” was showcased.
  • Agility Demonstration – top dogs in their element on the green turf ahead of the 10th Anniversary Masters Agility Championship.

WHEN: Thursday, April 27th

WHERE: 620 Loft & Garden at Rockefeller Center, New York, NY 10020

MORE: For the first time ever, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will take place at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadow – Corona Park on Saturday, May 6, Monday, May 8, and Tuesday, May 9. Tickets are available now at Ticketmaster.

  • The Westminster Kennel Club, established in 1877, is America's oldest organization dedicated to the sport of dogs. It hosts the iconic, all-breed Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the second-longest, continuously held sporting event in the U.S., and since 1948, the longest nationally televised live dog show. The annual dog show—a conformation competition for purebred dogs—and the Masters Agility Championship and Masters Obedience Championship— where dogs from all backgrounds are eligible to compete—make Westminster Week with its nearly 3,000 dogs from the U.S. and around the world a pinnacle experience for any dog lover. America’s Dog Show has captivated canine enthusiasts for more than a century with its educational benched format, where the public can engage with more than 200 breeds of dogs in New York City. The Club’s mission, which enhances the lives of all dogs, celebrates the companionship of dogs, promotes responsible dog ownership, and breed preservation.

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