The 2016 Westminster Dog Show is here! Thousands of adorable doggies are competing, and we’re catching you up on everything you need to know about the event — get the scoop right here.
If you’re a dog person, this one is definitely for you! Thousands of adorable pups will be in one place on Feb. 15 and 16 for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, and if you don’t know much about this amazing canine-filled event, we’ve got you covered. Find out where to watch, when to watch and so much more right here!
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What time is the show on?
The Westminster Dog Show takes place over two days, Feb. 15 and 16, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., with video streaming live online. The biggest moments are set to air on television between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. both nights.
Where can I watch the show on TV?
Day 1 will air on CNBC, with events including hound, toy, non-sporting and herding groups, while Day 2 airs on USA Network, with events like sporting, working, terrier groups and best in show. And don’t worry if you don’t get either of these channels — you can live stream the show all day AND all night RIGHT HERE.
Where does the show take place?
The doggies are competing during the day (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) at The Piers 92/94 in New York City. The exact address of the venue is 711 12th Avenue, which is at 55th Street and the West Side Highway. At nighttime, the event moves to Madison Square Garden for the evening portion of the competition, which is located at West 33rd Street and 7th Avenue.
How long has this event been going on?
Can you believe this is the 140th year of the Westminster Dog Show?! Things have changed majorly since the even first began more than a century ago, and you can catch up on the full history RIGHT HERE.
Who is judging this event?
Dr. Richard Meen, a psychiatrist from Toronto, will make the event’s biggest decision as judge of Best In Show for 2016. However, there is a full panel of 37 judges, which Dr. Meen will oversee, and you can see the full list of names RIGHT HERE.
HollywoodLifers, are you excited for the Westminster Dog Show?!