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If you've been following the Westminster Dog Show you know it has moved in recent years from an original winterfest to an early summer fling to - NOW - a spring celebration of all things canine!

Watch for the 147th edition of the Westminster Dog Show to return in May 2023 for three days from Saturday, May 6 to Tuesday, May 9 -- as America's Top Dog contest returns to New York City at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, home to the US Open tennis championship.

Just up ahead, check out the complete livestreaming broadcast schedule along with directions on how to get to the Westminster Dog Show in New York for lucky ticket holders.

Meanwhile, tickets for the 2023 Westminster Dog Show are expected to go on sale in early 2023 and will be made available a the Westminster Kennel Club online.

Plus keep it here for further updates as they are announced including winner in Best in Show on May 9th in the middle of Arthur Ashe Stadium!

2023 Westminster Dog Show TV schedule

Like last year, FOX will be the major broadcast partner with Westminster for the the entire three-day show, with livestreaming of each event on FS1 and FS2 together with more live coverage on and daily highlights on the WKC YouTube channel and Twitter feed.

Masters Agility Championship
Preliminaries 8:00am – 4:00pm
Finals Competition 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Masters Obedience Championship
8:00am – 4:30pm

MONDAY, MAY 8, 2023
Breed judging
Judging of Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding breeds and Junior Showmanship Preliminaries
8:00am – 4:30pm

Group Judging
Judging of the Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting, and Herding Groups
7:30pm – 11:00pm

TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2023
Breed Judging
Judging of Sporting, Working and Terrier breeds and Junior Showmanship Preliminaries
8:00am – 4:30pm
Junior Showmanship Finals
Group Judging
Judging of Sporting, Working, and Terrier Groups AND BEST IN SHOW
7:30pm – 11:00pm

Getting to the Westminster Dog Show

Mets-Willets Pt - IRT Flushing Line; Roosevelt Ave StaircaseBY SUBWAY: In Manhattan, the 7 train at Grand Central Station will take you directly to Mets - Willets Point Station. From Long Island, the LIRR Woodside station also provides an easy transfer to the 7 train and Mets - Willets Point Station. New Jersey transit customers can change at Penn Station for quick connections to the NYC subway and the 7 train.

BY CAR: Depending on where your trip originates, use the Van Wyck Expressway and Exit 12A - College Point Blvd OR the Long Island Expressway (LIE/I-495) and Exit 22B – College Point Blvd.

From there, follow signs to US Open parking. For complete directions, use Google maps.

Bus service is also available from Manhattan at the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

2022 REWIND -- Westminster Dog Show WINNER

winner best in show
Trumpet, the bloodhound, was the
Winner in Best in Show.

And the winner was ... Trumpet the Bloodhound! -- who took Best in Show at the 2022 Westminster Dog Show, the first time ever that the breed won the the top prize at Westminster.

Named the winner in the Hound group earlier in the day, Trumpet won over six other group winners in this year's competition.

Other major contenders included Winston, the French bulldog in the Non-sporting Group (who was also second place winner or Reserve Best in Show); Hollywood, the Maltese in the Toy Group; River, the German shepherd in the Herding Group; and MM the Lakeland terrier, winner in the Terrier Group.

Westminster Dog Show Ticket Info

Tickets for the Westminster Dog Show traditionally range from $40 - $65 for general admission with the costs climbing to $100 or more for special two-day packages.

All about the Westminster Dog Show

Now an American institution, the first Westminster Dog Show was held on May 8, 1877 and is the second oldest sporting event in the United States behind the Kentucky Derby which was first run in 1875.

Originally, the Westminster Dog Show (so named because it was held at the Westminster Hotel in Manhattan) was a showcase for the talents of hunting dogs belonging to New York millionaires. Throughout the years the show has grown to feature thousands of dogs representing more than 165 recognized breeds.

Today, those without a ticket to the Westminster Dog Show can still see video clips of the breed competition when they are shot and posted on the official Westminster Dog Show site within two hours of each event. This allows viewers to virtually follow the progression of dogs in each breed as they vie to be Best of Breed and win the right to advance to the Group competition and a chance for Best In Show.

wire fox terrier
Most wins for Best in Show,
the Wire Fox Terrier

DID YOU KNOW? Westminster Dog Show fun facts

• The first telecast of Westminster was in 1948.

• In tribute to the Dog Show, the Empire State Building has been lit in the Westminster Kennel Club’s traditional purple and gold whenever the show hits town..

• The Wire Fox Terrier is the record holder with 15 wins for Best in Show at Westminster, the most recent in 2019. Coming in second place overall is the Poodle with nine, and in third place, the Scottish Terrier with eight wins.

• Breeds which have never won at Westminster? They include Golden Retrievers, Labs, Chihuahuas, Dachshunds and Dalmatians.

• There is zero prize money for the best in show, but the owner receives a Best in Show pewter bowl, lucrative breeding contracts, and bragging rights.

also see in   Pets -> Dogs ->  Beagles  |   Boxers

Bulldogs  |  Chihuahuas  |  Dachshunds  |   German Shepherds

Golden Retrievers  |  Labrador Retrievers  |  Poodles |  Shih Tzus

More about the Westminster Dog Show around the Web:

Around the Web, find out more about America's premier 'Top Dog' contest with facts and info on the competition, show background history, related wallpapers and screen savers, along with related fun facts and trivia about the Westminster Dog Show ...

The Westminster Kennel Club
- Here's the official site with a top notch presentation offering the latest dog show news, video (on show days), ticket purchase information, entry requirements, a complete history with archived show records dating back to 1907, an extensive illustrated guide to dog breeds, past year show highlights and an online shop.

Fox Sports - Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show - Check out the video clips & previews, and background information for this year's show.

The History of the Westminster Dog Show - For dog show newbies, find a great overview featuring an engaging history, the scoring process, and related industry and social events surrounding the show.

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