Three dogs at a dog show

All the Top Dogs will be in Town for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Nearly 3,000 dogs will come from around the country to vie for the coveted Best In Show title!

When the first Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show was held on May 8, 1877, no one could have imagined that it would become one of the most prestigious in the world. Fast forward more than 140 years and the NYC event is a Who’s Who of the country’s best dogs of every recognized breed.


The Masters Agility Championship also take place during the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 

The event was originally designed to show off exceptional hunting and retrieving dogs, but now working and sporting dogs are joined by toy breeds, terriers, hounds, and herders in a fierce competition to win the coveted Best in Show title. Last year, a beautiful German shepherd named Rumor beat out 2,874 other dogs representing 200 breeds to take home the top prize.

In addition to the thousands of owners, handlers, and groomers who attend to help their dogs put their best paws forward in the competition, dog lovers come from all over the country to watch the competition live at Madison Square Garden and The Piers.

Last year, a beautiful German shepherd named Rumor beat out 2,874 other dogs representing 200 breeds to take home the top prize.

For those who would like to attend Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which is the 2nd longest running perennial sporting event in the country, planning ahead is important. Tickets for the most popular parts of the NYC event will sell out in advance. If you attended last year, you’ll receive a form in the mail with instructions on how to renew your seats. If this will be your first year, you can download a form from the Westminster Kennel Club’s website.

Even if the tickets for some events are sold out, you can still get in on the fun. Day breed judging and other portions of the show are quite easy to get tickets to, and some can even be purchased at the door on the day of the event. Still, planning ahead is your best bet in order to have the best selection.

Our Central Park Hotel is ideally located near public transportation that makes it easy to reach both venues for Westminster Kennel Club dog show. We’re also a pet-friendly hotel, and we’d love to welcome your award-winning pet to enjoy a stay with you at our well-appointed hotel!

Want to Go?
When: February 12 through February 13, 2018
Where: The Piers, 711 12th Avenue @ 55th Street for daytime breed judging & Madison Square Garden for Groups and BIS each evening

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