Will the 2021 Westminster Dog Show be televised? Let’s Explore

Westminster Dog Show schedule of events

Here is the full daily schedule of events for the 2021 Westminster Dog show. Also included is a television schedule for Saturday and Sunday. Below is detailed information about the primary events that comprise the dog show.

The agility championship will begin with preliminaries on Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those will be available to stream at the Westminster Kennel Clubs official website. The championship finals will occur on Saturday from 5-7 p.m. on Fox.

The obedience championship will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The main event will begin on Saturday and will run through Sunday night. Morning sessions will go from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. while evening sessions will run from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Best in Show will be awarded on Sunday, June 13 at the completion of the competition.

How to live stream the Westminster Dog Show

The Westminster Dog Show can be streamed online via the Fox Sports App or with fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.

Additionally, select content will be available for streaming on www.westminsterkennelclub.org.

Are you a fan of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show? Are you looking for when it is airing or where you can watch it? We have you covered.

So if you are a fan of dog shows and seeing who will be best in show, the masters of agility, or even which dogs win in their category, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy some amazing dogs (and their handlers) in action. With many hours and events to tune in for, even if you miss some of the show, there is still plenty of watch. And while we are all about the agility competition, we also can’t wait to find out which dog ends up walking away with the ultimate title of Best in Show.

Up first let’s talk about where we can actually watch all of the dogs and the action. The dog show will be watchable on the Westminster Kennel Club website (as well as their app), the FOX Sports App, and then on FOX, FS1, FS2, and FOX Deportes. (And if you are in Canada, they will also be simulcasting the program on Sportsnet.)

With six days of coverage over both streaming and network TV coverage, there is plenty to watch for fans of the Westminster Dog Show. And whether you are a fan of the agility competition or the Best of the Breeds portion of the show, all aspects of the show can be found both online, via streaming services, and on TV.

Inside the 2021 Westminster Dog Show

The 2021 Westminster Dog Show got underway Saturday, and winners were declared in four groups: hound, toy, non-sporting and herding. The winners of the other three groups will be decided Sunday, which is also when the Best in Show competition will be taking place.

The seven group winners will then be battling for Best in Show. Last year, the award went to Siba, a poodle, marking the second time in three years that a dog from the non-sporting group received the honor. This years non-sporting winner is Mathew, a French bulldog, who will be looking to continue the groups overall success.

For 2021, the event has moved outdoors to Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, New York. The long-running competition is typically held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

With Saturdays events complete and Sundays competitions looming, heres everything you need to know heading into the final day of this years Westminster Dog Show.

Last year, Bourbon the whippet came up short in the Best in Show competition, taking second. However, Bourbon went on to win the American Kennel Club National Championship last December.

And Bourbon is once again looking to claim the Best in Show prize in the Westminster Dog Show. On Saturday, she won the hound group, and she will now try to become the first hound to win the top honor since Miss P the beagle in 2015.

“[Bourbons] come a long way—as a really unruly puppy and then a really great show career and then a mom,” handler Cheslie Pickett Smithey said, per Jennifer Peltz of the Associated Press.

Earlier this year, Bourbon had her first puppies. Now, she could soon become a Best in Show champion.

The other three group winners Saturday were Wasabi the pekingese (toy), Mathew the French bulldog (non-sporting) and Connor the old English sheepdog (herding). The winners from the sporting, working and terrier groups will join them in Sunday nights Best in Show competition.

Wasabi has had success on a big stage before, as he won the 2019 American Kennel Club National Championship. The pekingese also has a strong pedigree. His grandfather, Malachy, was the pekingese who won Best in Show at the Westminster Dog Show in 2012.

“Hes just a fantastic dog,” handler/breeder David Fitzpatrick said, per Peltz. “Hes got the charisma and the movement and the showmanship that you want to have.”

While there are no spectators in attendance this weekend because of COVID-19 restrictions, one familiar face Sunday will be that of Patricia Trotter, who is again serving as a judge for the Best in Show competition. She will help decide which of the seven group winners will earn the top prize.

“The Westminster Dog Show is the Super Bowl and the World Series [wrapped into] one,” Trotter told Wayne Coffey of USA Today. “There are hundreds and hundreds of dog shows, but there is only one Westminster.”

Wlll one of Saturdays four group winners earn the top prize, or will the Best in Show dog come from one of Sundays three group winners? Well be finding out soon enough.