Westminster Dog Show schedule 2024: Dates, times, TV channels, live stream & list of past winners

For the second year in a row, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, in Queens, New York.

Hounds have taken Best in Show home the last two years, with Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen (PBGV) Buddy Holly being named last year’s winner. It was the first time a PBGV had ever won Best in Show.

Historically, terriers are the favorite to win Best in Show, as 47 have taken home the title before, leading all dog breeds. Nevertheless, if the last two years of hound-ful victories have indicated, it’s any dog’s game. 

Who will take home Best in Show this year? That remains to be seen through two days of judging, which will only begin after such events as agility, obedience and dock-diving competitions. No doubt every second of competition will be must-see TV for dog lovers everywhere.

MORE: Watch the Westminster Dog Show live with Fubo (free trial)

Here’s everything you need to know about the Westminster Dog Show, including a schedule of events and TV info, previous winners and event history.

Westminster Dog Show schedule 2024

The 2024 edition of the Westminster Dog Show will be broadcast Saturday, May 11 through Tuesday, May 14. Below is a full schedule of events, with accompanying times, dates and TV and streaming info:

Saturday, May 11

Event Time (ET) Streaming
Masters Agility Championship Preliminaries 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Fox Sports App
Masters Obedience Championship 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Fox Sports App
Dock diving exhibition 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Fox Sports App

Sunday, May 12

Event Time (ET) TV/Streaming
11th Annual Masters Agility Championship Finals 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Fox, Fubo

Monday, May 13

Event Time (ET) TV/Streaming
Breed Judging (Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding Groups and Junior Showmanship Preliminaries 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fox Sports App
Breed Judging and Junior Showmanship Preliminaries 1 p.m.-4 p.m. FS2, Fubo
Pre-Show 7 p.m.-7:30 p.m. FS1, Fubo
Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding Group Judging 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. FS1, Fubo
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Tuesday, May 14

Event Time (ET) TV/Streaming
Breed Judging (Sporting, Working, Terrier Groups) and Junior Showmanship Preliminaries 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fox Sports App
Breed Judging and Junior Showmanship Preliminaries 1 p.m.-4 p.m. FS2, Fubo
Pre-Show 7 p.m.-7:30 p.m. FS1, Fubo
Junior Showmanship Finals 7 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Fox Sports App
Sporting, Working and Terrier Group Judging followed by Best in Show 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. FS1, Fubo

How to watch the Westminster Dog Show 2024

  • TV: FS1, FS2
  • Streaming: Fox Sports App, Westminster Kennel Club YouTube, Fubo

The Westminster Dog Show will be broadcast across the Fox family of networks, including FS1 and FS2. Streaming options include the Fox Sports App and Fubo, which offers a free trial.

Some content will also be available to stream via the Westminster Kennel Club YouTube.

If the Westminster Dog Show is not available to watch live in your location or if you’re traveling abroad, you can use a Virtual Private Network (VPN). VPNs provide a secure and private online connection, allowing you to bypass geographical restrictions to access your favorite streaming services from any device anywhere in the world.

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Westminster Dog Show tickets 2024

Tickets to the 2024 Westminster Dog Show are still available on StubHub. You can check out seating charts and prices via the link below.

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What is the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show?

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is an event that features nearly 3,000 dogs annually. Dogs entered into the show are judged by how closely they conform to a written description of the ideal specimen of that specific breed (i.e., the breed standard). While dogs are no longer required to perform the jobs for which they were bred, they are still judged by their ability to perform their original jobs. That includes arbitrary physical aspects such as color, eye shape, tail carriage and more.

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The opening rounds of the competition sees each dog compete against other dogs of their breed. Each best of breed winner then advances to the group level, divided into sporting, hound, working, terrier, toy, non-sporting and herding. The seven group winners advance to the final round, where the final winner will be awarded Best in Show.

The show also includes the Masters Agility and Masters Obedience championships.

History of the Westminster Dog Show

The Westminster Dog Show is America’s second longest-running sporting event, trailing only the Kentucky Derby, which predates it by two years. The event — which originated in 1877 as a show for gun dogs — has been held every year since its inception, including years encompassed by the Great Depression, World War I and II and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The original event took place at Gilmore’s Garden, the predecessor for Madison Square Garden. It was held there every year until 2021, when it moved outdoors to Tarrytown, N.Y. It will now be held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the same site as the US Open grand slam.

The original show saw 1,201 entries, though it would take another 30 years for the event to award its first “Best in Show” award.

Westminster Dog Show winners

The Best in Show award is the top award available at the Westminster Dog Show, and has been since it became an annual award in 1907. The terrier group has been the most dominant, pacing the field with 47 wins. (The group hasn’t won since Kingarthur Van Foliny Home, a wire fox terrier, won in 2019.)

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Last year’s Best in Show winner was Buddy Holly, a Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen, who became just the eighth dog from the hound group — after the 2022 winner, a bloodhound named Flessner’s Toot My Own Horn — to take home the prestigious award.

MORE: Full list of 2023 Westminster Dog Show breed and group winners

Recent Best in Show winners

Year Winner Breed Group
2006 Rocky Top’s Sundance Kid Bull Terrier (Colored) Terrier
2007 Felicity’s Diamond Jim Spaniel (English Springer) Sporting
2008 K-Run’s Park Me In First Beagle (15 Inch) Hound
2009 Clussexx Three D Grinchy Glee Sussex Spaniel Sporting
2010 Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot Scottish Terrier Terrier
2011 Foxcliffe Hickory Wind Scottish Deerhound Hound
2012 Palacegarden Malachy Pekingese Toy Toy
2013 Banana Joe V Tani Kazari Affenpinscher Toy
2014 Afterall Painting The Sky Fox Terrier (Wire) Terrier
2015 Tashtins Lookin For Trouble Beagle (15 Inch) Hound
2016 Garbonita’s California Journey Pointer (German Shorthaired) Sporting
2017 Lockenhaus’ Rumor Has It V Kenlyn German Shepherd Herding
2018 Belle Creek’s All I Care About Is Love Bichon Frise Non-sporting
2019 Kingarthur Van Foliny Home Fox Terrier (Wire) Terrier
2020 Stone Run Afternoon Tea Poodle Non-sporting
2021 Pequest Wasabi Pekingese Toy
2022 Flessner’s Toot My Own Horn Bloodhound Hound
2023 Buddy Holly Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen Hound

Most wins by group

Group Number of winners
Terrier 47
Sporting 18
Working 13
Toy 12
Non-sporting 11
Hound 8
Herding 5

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