Westminster Dog Show 2022 Dates

Madison Square Garden and Pier 36, New York City

Saturday January 22, Monday 24 - Wednesday January 26 2022


The 2022 Westminster Dog Show and the Masters Agility Championship will return to Madison Square Garden and Pier 36 New York City. The event will be staged over four days, Saturday January 22 and Monday 24 to Wednesday, January 26. In 2021, due to the pandemic, the American Kennel Club decided to stage the show in June, temporarily, at Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown. The safety and well-being of all attendees including judges, exhibitors, spectators, and dogs was of the utmost importance.

Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show is America's first and only champions only dog show, the event is one of the biggest and most prestigious in the world. It is a spectacular show event dog owners from around the world take their dogs to compete in several group categories and are judged closely by members of the American Kennel Club (AKC).

The group judges are Mr. Eugene Blake, Mrs. Rosalind Kramer, Ms. Evalyn Gregory, Mrs. Sharon Ann Redmer, Dr. Elliot L. More, Ms. Faye Strauss, Mr. Richard W. Powell, and the Best in Show judge is Mr. Don Sturz. Meet the Breeds, Masters Agility Championship, and the Annual Masters Obedience, dates to be confirmed. New Breeds for the 145th Dog show include Barbet, Belgian Laekenois, and Dogo Argentino.

The evening finals, Junior Showmanship, Group judging and Best in Show of the Annual Westminster Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show will be televised live on US networks. Breed judging and benching will take place during the day, featuring, hound, toy, non-sporting, herding, sporting, working and terrier breeds. Groups, Junior Showmanship Finals and Best In Show will be judged in the evening.

The results will be updated soon after judging takes place, live coverage will be available on CNBC and USA Network. The CNBC channel airs exclusive live coverage on the first day, and USA Network airs exclusive live coverage on the second day.