Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show 2022 | How to watch for free (June 18-22)

If you love dogs, tune in to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show from Saturday, June 18 through Wednesday, June 22, 2022. The prestigious show takes place at the Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, NY, for the second year in a row.

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Fox Sports will cover nearly 20 hours of live action, culminating in the Best in Show on June 22 on FS1. Fox Deportes will also simulcast live coverage of the Group and Best in Show competitions. See the full schedule.

You can find which channel Fox Sports is on by using these channel finders: Cox, WoW, Verizon Fios, AT&T U-verse, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum/Charter, Optimum/Altice, DIRECTV and Dish.

The 146th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will spotlight the skills of American Kennel Club (AKC) champions. While it’s a serious competition, the casual viewer will enjoy dog ​​tricks, prancing, grooming, obedience and more.

The breed competitions will take place on Monday (Hound and Herding), Tuesday (Toy, Non-Sporting and Terrier) and Wednesday (Sporting and Working). The Group Judging, Junior Showmanship Finals and Best in Show will be held on the evenings of June 21-22.

This year’s show will debut two new AKC-recognized breeds, Mudi and Russian Toy. That brings the number of eligible breeds and varieties up to 211. The Westminster Kennel Club describes the new breeds as follows:

  • A medium-sized, versatile farm dog from Hungary, the Mudi is a loyal protector of property and family. Originally bred to herd the most stubborn sheep and cattle, the breed is courageous, alert and intelligent. They are a true working dog with a wavy-to-curly, self-cleaning coat and a gait that covers a lot of ground. The Mudi is joining the Herding Group.
  • The Russian Toy is a small, squarely built toy dog ​​that is elegant, athletic and cheerful. A favorite breed of the Russian aristocracy, the Russian Toy can have a smooth or long coat. Their large round eyes and high-set ears contribute to their bright, attentive expression. The Russian Toy is joining the Toy Group.

Of the 3,500 dogs entered in three different competitions, the largest number of Westminster entries by breed this year are Golden Retrievers (70), Labrador Retrievers (49), Pugs (46), Rhodesian Ridgebacks (43) and French Bulldogs (41).

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