The 147th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will be held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show presented by Purina Pro Plan, the second-longest continuously held U.S. sporting event, will be held May 8-9, 2023 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens , New York. This historic event is the centerpiece of Westminster Week. The 2023 dog party also marks the 10e Anniversary of the hugely popular Masters Agility Championship.
“As we march towards our 150e Anniversary in 2026, the Club is delighted to bring the dog show to a venue that has always celebrated world-class athletes, and these champion dogs are no exception,” said Westminster Kennel Club President Darrell W. Crate. “The sprawling complex will provide viewers with a truly memorable experience as they encounter thousands of purpose-bred dogs, each with a rich history and background.”
America’s Dog Show will once again attract top dogs from across the country for this iconic event. In addition to the 10th anniversary of the Masters Agility Championship, the 2023 calendar includes the 8th annual Masters Obedience Championship, Junior Showmanship, over 200 breed competitions (for champions only), 7 group competitions, ending with the crowning of Best in Center show. Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Other family events are being held throughout Westminster Week and will be announced shortly. Tickets for all Westminster Week events will go on sale in early 2023.
Saturday May 6 – 10th anniversary of the Agility Masters Championship
Saturday May 6 (waiting) – 8th Annual Obedience Masters Championship
Monday May 8 – 147th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show – Day 1
(Hunting, Miniature, Non-Sporting and Herding Dog Breeds and Group Judging)
Tuesday 9th May – 147th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show – Day 2
(Sporting, Working, Terrier Breeds and Group Judging followed by Best in Show)
“This is an incredibly unique and prestigious event that we are thrilled to host at our venue,” said Danny Zausner, Chief Operating Officer, USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. “Having hosted All Elite Wrestling each of the past two years and the Fortnite World Cup in 2019, the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is increasingly becoming a marquee event destination for non-tennis related events. .on every face.”
Although Westminster is the pinnacle of competition in the canine world, the event remains a family experience. “Accessibility, education and connection are at the heart of this event. Spectators are always surprised to meet and pet these exceptional dogs, but the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show was created to engage with the public. We encourage people to come and learn about dog breeds from owners, handlers and preservation breeders. For more than a century, this celebration of dogs has delighted people, and our 2023 events will carry on that tradition,” said Westminster Communications Director Gail Miller Bisher.
Additional information about the event, the FOX Sports telecast and broadcast schedules will be posted on the website as it becomes available: westminsterkennelclub.org.
About the Westminster Kennel Club
The Westminster Kennel Club, Founded in 1877, is the oldest American organization dedicated to canine sport. It hosts the iconic Westminster Kennel Club dog show for all breeds, the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the United States after the Kentucky Derby and, since 1948, the longest-running live televised dog show nationwide. national. The mission of the Club, which improves the lives of all dogs, celebrates the companionship of dogs and promotes responsible dog ownership and the preservation of the breed. The Club champions dogs bred for this purpose, knowing that each dog has a heritage and a story worth teaching, honoring and preserving. The Club uses education to raise awareness and encourage owners to carefully select dogs that are right for their family. The annual dog show, a purebred dog conformation contest, and the Masters Agility Championship and Masters Obedience Championship, where dogs from all walks of life are eligible, make Westminster Week with more of 3,000 dogs from the United States and around the world, a cutting-edge experience for any dog lover. America’s Dog Show has captivated dog lovers for more than a century. WESTMINSTER. There is only one.® Visit us at westminsterkennelclub.org, at TwitterInstagram, Facebook and TikTok.
About the USTA
The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the United States and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at all levels, from local communities to the highest levels of professional play. A not-for-profit organization, it invests 100% of its profits in the growth of the game. It owns and operates the US Open, one of the most attended annual sporting events in the world, and launched the US Open Series, linking seven WTA and ATP World Tour summer tournaments to the US Open. Additionally, it owns approximately 120 Pro Circuit events across the United States and selects teams for the Davis Cup, Billie Jean King Cup, Olympics and Paralympics. The USTA’s philanthropic entity, the USTA Foundation, provides grants and scholarships in addition to supporting nationwide tennis and education programs to benefit underprivileged youth through the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL). For more information on the USTA, visit USTA.com or follow the official accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok.
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