As people in the Northeast plow and shovel through the snow that the weekend blizzard left behind, organizers of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show say the show will commence on Monday as planned.
A total of 2,721 dogs are scheduled to compete in the New York show. The club says that’s the largest entry the show has had in 15 years. According to WKC figures, 26 entries are from Missouri; eight are from Kansas.
For the first time in Westminster’s 137-year history, two venues will host the show. Group judging, Best in Show and the Junior Showmanship finals will occur at Madison Square Garden as usual. However, because of ongoing renovations at the Garden, breed judging and Junior Showmanship preliminary judging will be at Piers 92/94, an events venue in Midtown Manhattan.
The Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding Groups compete on Monday, Feb. 11. Dogs in the Sporting, Working and Terrier Groups show on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Television coverage will be from 7 to 10 p.m. CST both days. The show will air on CNBC on Feb. 11 and on USA on Feb. 12. You can also watch live streaming video of the breed judging—a Westminster first—on the club website, westminsterkennelclub.org, during the day.