Westminster Dog Show 2019 : The 2019 edition of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is almost here.Since its inauguration in 1877, the prestigious event has been an annual staple for dog-lovers in the United States as thousands flock to Madison Square Garden or tune in to watch breeders showcase the best the canine world has to offer. This year’s main event runs Feb. 11-12 and will be broadcast primarily on Fox Sports 1.
Westminster Dog Show 2019 Live
Dates: Mon, Feb 11, 2019 – Tue, Feb 12, 2019
Here’s a guide to everything you need to know about the 143rd running of the Westminster Dog Show, including a full TV schedule and a history of previous winners. You can follow Sporting News’ live updates and results when the main event begins Monday.
MORE: Watch the Westminster Dog Show live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Westminster Dog Show 2019 TV schedule The 2019 edition of the Westminster Dog Show will be broadcast Feb. 11-12 on FS1, Nat Geo Wild and the Fox Sports Go app.
The Westminster Dog Show will be shown online this year via the Fox Sports Go app. You can also stream the show live online with fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.The Meet & Compete event runs on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Piers 92 and 94 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Masters Agility Championship takes place the same day at Piers 92 and 94. The preliminaries are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The finals will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The main event begins on Monday, Feb. 11 and runs through Feb. 12. The daytime sessions will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Piers 92 and 94 on both days. The evening sessions will take place at Madison Square Garden form 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., with Best in Show being award on the final day, Feb. 12.
The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is an annual event showcasing nearly 3,000 dogs. The all-breed benched show is held in Madison Square Garden.
The dogs competing are sorted into groups based on its breed. Those groups are hound, toy, non-sporting, sporting, working, herding and terrier. The group winners advance to the Best in Show competition.
The show also includes the Masters Agility Championship and Masters Obedience Championships held in the same week atPiers 92 & 94 in New York.
The event’s origins can be traced back to the inaugral show in 1877 at Gilmore’s Garden (the predecessor to Madison Square Garden) in New York. 1,201 dogs competed in the event that lasted over the course of four days.
The name “Westminster” comes from a former hotel in Manhattan where a group of sporting gentlemen used to gather and swap stories. They eventaully formed the Westminster Kennel Club and thus the world’s greatest dog show was born.
The show predates the invention of the light bulb, the automobile and the building of the Brooklyn Bridge. It is also the second-longest continuosly held sporting event in the U.S. The Kentucky Derby’s been staged longer by a mere two years.
While the event itself has been held annually since 1877, the Best in Show award has been given out every year since 1907. The Terrier group has won the award 46 times, the most of any group. The Sporting group has the second-most wins at 18