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2018 Westminster KC & Meet the Breeds

  • 09 Feb 2019
  • 12 Feb 2019
  • Piers 94/92, 711 12th Ave, New York, NY 10019 & Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10001

The American Kennel Club (AKC®) & Westminster Kennel Club present Meet & Compete on Saturday, February 9th at Piers 92 and 94. This event features AKC Meet the Breeds® and the 6th Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster

The 2019 event marks the tenth AKC Meet the Breeds® and the fifth year that the event is part of the exciting Westminster Week roster. One daytime ticket will grant event-goers access to both AKC Meet the Breeds® and the Masters Agility Championship at Westminster. Attendees will be able to interact with almost 200 breeds of dogs and cats in elaborately decorated booths in Piers 92 and 94. Here elements from the breed’s history are provided and attendees will have an opportunity to learn from experts about their breed. AKC Meet the Breeds® will take place in Piers 92 & 94 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

The exciting agility competition takes place all day (Preliminary rounds 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. / Finals 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.) in Pier 94. The finals will being televised on the FOX Broadcast Network Sunday, February 10 from 2-4:30 p.m. ET.

Saturday, February 9th, Westminster Week events include the iconic 143rd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Monday and Tuesday, February 11-12 and the 4th Annual Masters Obedience Championship at Westminster on Monday, February 11.


Saturday, February 9, 2019 - Meet & Compete at Piers 92/94

  • Show Hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Agility Preliminaries
  • AKC Meet the Breeds ® 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
  • Agility Finals 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - Move In ONLY

  • 2:30 – 10:00 p.m. Shuttle Bus Service from “The Gold Star Hotels” including The Pennsylvania / The Stewart on 7th Avenue & 31st Street and The Wyndham New Yorker, 34th Street & 8th Avenue to Piers 94/92 and back Monday & Tuesday.Look for: “Westminster Kennel Club Shuttle Bus” signs. Note: DOGS HAVE PRIORITY ON ALL BUSES
  • 3:00 p.m. Sunday doors open at the Piers for unloading
  • 9:00 p.m. Unloading ENDS at the Piers for the evening
  • 10:00 p.m. Last Shuttle bus from the Piers to Gold Star Hotels
  • 12:00 a.m. The Piers close for the night

Monday, February 11, 2019 and Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Westminster Kennel Club’s 143rd Annual All Breed Dog Show at Piers 92/94 and MSG

  • Piers 92/94 Show Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Box office: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Madison Square Garden Show Hours:Monday Show Hours 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday Show Hours 7:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
  • 5:00 a.m. –12:30 p.m. Gold Star Hotel bus service to Piers and Hotels
  • 5:30 a.m. Vehicles can enter the Piers for unloading –Hang Pier tag received in Exhibitor packet on rear view mirror
  • 5:30 a.m. Piers open for Exhibitors
  • 7:00 a.m. Piers open for Spectators
  • 10:30 a.m. Last Exhibitor morning hotel bus
  • 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Spectator buses between the Piers and Gold Star Hotels
  • 2:30 p.m. BOB winners may leave the Piers for MSG Exclusive BOB winner Buses commence from the Piers to MSG ONLY.
  • 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Benching at MSG
  • 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Expo Center at MSG open for spectators to view benched BOB dogs
  • 7:00 p.m. / 7:30 p.m. Madison Square Garden Show Monday Groups begin 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday Junior Showmanship Finals 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday Groups begin 7:30 p.m.
  • 8:30 p.m. Benching release begins for Exhibitors from MSG upon first Group Completion

Monday Night Only (For Tuesday Exhibitors):

  • 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Tuesday Exhibitors admitted into The Piers. Hang respective Piers tag on rearview mirror.
  • 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Gold Star Hotel Buses running
  • 11:30 p.m. Last Bus to The Piers from MSG All remaining dogs at MSG must be removed from the building
  • All remaining dogs at The Piers must be secured in the areas designated for overnight holding, as directed by Show Superintendent and Security Personnel. ID card must be adhered to overnight crate. Exhibitors who do not wish to secure their dogs in secured holding areas must sign and return a waiver.
  • 12:30 a.m. LAST bus to Gold Star Hotels from the Piers
  • 1:00 a.m. The Piers close for the night

Wednesday, February 13, 2019- Final Move out

  • 6:00 a.m. – Noon Piers Cleared
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