The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is historically known to be one of the world’s greatest dog shows. Also, it is well on its way to becoming the best dog show in the world. Since its debut presentation in 1877, the gentlemen and women of New York have held an annual celebration for over 144 years. The 145th event was held in 2021. Therefore, we are anticipating the next in line which is the 146th Westminster Kennel Club Dog show in January 2022.
In anticipation of the show in 2022, we are preparing viewers and fans across the world with important information. Therefore, in this article, we have for you, the Westminster Dog show 2022 Week Schedule and also, the TV Schedule to help you watch from home. We know you can’t wait to see the show on your TV screen. So, let’s dig in.
Westminster Dog Show 2022 Week Schedule
First, we have the Show week schedule of events.
Saturday, January 22, 2022
The event for this Saturday is the Masters Agility Preliminaries and Championship. This will be held at Pier 36, New York.
Monday, January 24, 2022
There are two events to begin the new week. First, the Masters Obedience Championship at Pier 36, New York. Then, we have the Judging of the Hound and Herding Breeds also at Pier 36, New York.
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
On Tuesday, there are more breeds for judging. Therefore, the events for the day are; First, the Judging of the Terrier, Toy, and Non-Sporting Breeds at Pier 36, New York. Then, there has the Judging of the Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting, and Herding Groups at Madison Square Garden.
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Now, for the last day of the show, there are three events. First on the list is Judging of Sporting and Working Breeds at Pier 36. Then, there Are the Junior Showmanship Finals at Madison Square Garden. Finally, we have the Judging of the Sporting, Working, Terrier Groups and then Best in Show Judging, all at Madison Square Garden.
2022 Westminster Dog Show Entry Qualification Schedule
The opening date for the Dog entries for the Westminster Dog Show is October 25, 2021, after which all entries will be closed on November 19, 2021. The Qualifying Period for the Dog Entries is between October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021. Also, the Westminster Dog show entry limit for all intending dogs is 2500. More importantly, all dogs must be AKC Champions. Therefore, all dogs intending to compete in the show must have their AKC Championship by October 25, 2021.
Now, we are going to show you the entry qualifications for the Master’s Obedience Championship, Junior Showmanship Preliminaries, and then, the 9th Annual Masters Agility Championship.
Masters Obedience Championship(January 24, 2022)
The entry limit for this group is 25 dogs. It is open to dogs who have earned their AKC Obedience Trial Championship Title(OTCT). Also, it is open to the Top 200 Obedience Dogs based on AKC OTCT points earned during the qualifying period.
Junior Showmanship Preliminaries(January 24-26, 2022)
To qualify for this, a Junior Handler would need to have 5 Best in Junior wins in the October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021, qualifying period.
The 9th Annual Masters Agility Championship(January 22, 2022)
We have the biggest entry limit here as it is open to 330 dogs. The Opening date for entries is November 17, 2021 – December 22, 2021. This is open to dogs with MACH AND PACH TITLES only. As at the time of entry, all PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE MACH AND PACH TITLES.
So, entries without these titles will not be accepted. If entering Preferred, you must have a PACH title at the time of entry. Also, if entering Regular, you must have a MACH title at the time of entry.
How to watch the 2022 Westminster Dog Show on TV
If you would like to watch the Westminster Dog show from home, there are several options available for you. You can watch the live stream directly on your TV on Fox Sports, USA Network, or CNBC Network. You can also watch on apps like Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, Android TV, or Samsung TV.
For the Westminster 2022 TV Schedule, we have;
Day 1 (Monday, January 24, 2022)
Preliminaries Masters Agility Championship will be on from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. (EDT)
Day 2 (Tuesday, January 25, 2022)
Daytime Breed Judging, Junior Showmanship Preliminaries will be on from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. (EDT)
Also, the Masters Agility Championship will be televised from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. (EDT)
Furthermore, Pre-show will be on at 7:00 pm and then Groups from 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm. (EDT)
Day 3 (Wednesday, January 26, 2022)
To begin the day, there is Daytime Breed Judging, Junior Showmanship Preliminaries live from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. (EDT) Then, Pre-show will be on at 7:00 pm.(EDT)
Additionally, Groups and Best in Show will on from 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm. (EDT) Finally, we have Best in Show announcement.
From all over the world, over 3,000 dogs will meet again for the historic Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. As usual, the 146th anniversary in January, 2022 will be on for about three days. Make it a date with these Canine talents in January. Also, Stay tuned for more updates about the show.