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How to watch Westminster Dog Show 2022

Dog jumping over obstacle at Westminster Dog Show 2022
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Wondering how to watch Westminster Dog Show 2022? We’ve got you covered. The 146th Westminster Dog Show began on Saturday with most of the events occurring today and tomorrow. The biggest canine event of the year will conclude on Wednesday with the crowning of the “Best in Show.”

Usually held in Madison Square Gardens in New York City, this year marks the second year that the Westminster Dog Show will take place at the Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown.

Fox Sports owns the broadcasting rights to the Westminster Dog Show, so FS1 will be where most of the events are shown and of course the Fox Sports app will have the usual streamable content options. 

For a run down on the 2022 schedule for the Westminster Dog Show and how to live stream it, our handy guide has everything you need to know so that you can kick back, relax and watch as this year's canine kings and queens strut their stuff for the judges. 

What is the Westminster Dog Show?

The Westminster Dog Show is the second longest continuously held sporting event in the U.S. and has been televised since 1948. The competition, hosted by the American Kennel Club, brings together thousands of dogs representing hundreds of breeds from around the country to compete in a range of contests from agility to obedience.

With a focus on evaluating breeding stock, the judges pick their winners based on the results of each contest which reveals each dog's ability to positively contribute and improve the next generation of dogs. 

The Westminster Dog Show 2022 schedule 

Dog being led round course at Westminster Dog Show

(Image credit: Getty Images)

There are a lot of events that take place over the two main event days, so to help you keep track of it all, here’s a list of every event, the time it takes place, and the channel you can catch it on to ensure you don’t miss a moment of the action.

Tuesday, June 21st
EventTimeTV/Streaming channel
Breed Judging (Toy, Terrier, & Non-Sporting)8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ETwestminsterkennelclub.org
Junior Showmanship Preliminaries8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ETwestminsterkennelclub.org
Selective Coverage1 p.m. - 4 p.m. ETFS2/Fox Sports Go
Pre-Show Programming7 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.FS1/Fox Sports Go
Group Judging (Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting, & Herding)7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. ETFS1/Fox Sports Go
Breed Judging (Toy, Terrier, & Non-Sporting)8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ETwestminsterkennelclub.org

Wednesday, 22nd June
EventTimeTV/Streaming channel
Breed Judging (Sporting & Working)8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ETwestminsterkennelclub.org
Junior Showmanship Preliminaries8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ETwestminsterkennelclub.org
Selective Coverage1 p.m. - 4 p.m. ETFS2/Fox Sports Go
Pre-Show Programming/Junior Showmanship Finals7 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. ETFS1/Fox Sports Go
Group Judging (Sporting, Working, & Terrier with Best In Show to end)7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. ETFS1/Fox Sports Go

There will also be an 8 hour live simulcast on FOX Deportes, the largest Spanish-speaking channel in the US and the schedule for that is as follows:

Tuesday, 21st June
Event TimeTV/Streaming channel
Pre-Show Programming7 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. ETFOX Deportes
Group Judging (Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting, & Herding)7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. ETFOX Deportes

Thursday, 23rd June (Delayed telecast)
EventTimeTV/Streaming channel
Pre-Show Programming/Junior Showmanship Finals6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ETFOX Deportes
Group Judging (Sporting, Working, & Terrier with Best In Show to end)6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. ETFOX Deportes

How to live stream the Westminster Dog Show

When it comes to live streaming, you can catch all of the action online via the FOX Sports App, the American Kennel Club (AKC) App and fuboTV (opens in new tab). Some events will also be available to live stream at www.westminsterkennelclub.org (opens in new tab).

Kathryn is a freelance writer who has spent the past two years dividing her writing time between her two great loves - pets and health and wellness. When she’s not busy crafting the perfect sentence for her features, buying guides and news pieces, she can be found hanging out with one very mischievous Cocker Spaniel, drinking copious amounts of Jasmine tea and attempting to set numerous world records for the longest ever FaceTime calls with her family back home in NZ.