147th Westminster Kennel Membership Canine Present to Be Held at USTA BJK NTC

New York, NY (Nov. 3) — The Westminster Kennel Membership Canine Present offered by Purina Professional Plan, America’s second-longest constantly held sporting occasion, shall be held Might 8-9, 2023, on the USTA Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Middle in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York Metropolis. This historic occasion is the centerpiece of Westminster Week. The 2023 canine celebration additionally marks the tenth Anniversary of the ever-popular Masters Agility Championship.

“As we march in direction of our one hundred and fiftieth Anniversary in 2026, the Membership is worked up to deliver the canine present to a venue that has all the time celebrated world-class athletes, and these champion canine aren’t any exception,” stated Westminster Kennel Membership President, Darrell W. Crate. “The sprawling complicated will give spectators a really memorable expertise as they meet 1000’s of purpose-bred canine that every have a wealthy historical past and background.”

America’s Canine Present will once more appeal to top-winning canine from throughout the nation for this iconic occasion. Along with the tenth Anniversary of the Masters Agility Championship, the 2023 schedule contains the eighth Annual Masters Obedience Championship, Junior Showmanship, 200+ Breed competitions (for Champions solely), 7 Group competitions, concluding with Finest in Present being topped within the heart of Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Further family-friendly occasions are held all through Westminster Week and shall be introduced quickly. Tickets for all Westminster Week occasions shall be on sale in early 2023.

Schedule of Occasions:

  • Saturday, Might 6 – tenth Anniversary of the Masters Agility Championship
  • Saturday, Might 6 (pending) – eighth Annual Masters Obedience Championship
  • Monday, Might 8 – 147th Annual Westminster Kennel Membership Canine Present – Day 1 (Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding Breeds and Group judging)
  • Tuesday, Might 9 – 147th Annual Westminster Kennel Membership Canine Present – Day 2 (Sporting, Working, Terrier Breeds, and Group judging adopted by Finest in Present)

“That is an extremely distinctive and prestigious occasion that we’re thrilled to host at our venue,” stated Danny Zausner, Chief Working Officer, USTA Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Middle. “After internet hosting All Elite Wrestling every of the final two years and the Fortnite World Cup in 2019, the USTA Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Middle is more and more changing into a marquee occasion vacation spot for non-tennis associated occasions. And the sight of canine roaming the grounds on the house of the US Open is for certain to place a smile on everybody’s faces.”

Though Westminster is the head of competitors within the canine world, the occasion stays a family-friendly expertise. “Accessibility, training, and connection are on the core of this occasion. Spectators are all the time stunned that they get to fulfill and pet these distinctive canine, however the Westminster Kennel Membership Canine Present was created to interact with the general public. We encourage folks to return and find out about canine breeds from the homeowners, handlers, and preservation breeders. For over a century, this celebration of canine has thrilled folks, and our 2023 occasions will proceed that custom,” says Westminster Director of Communications Gail Miller Bisher.

Further occasion info, FOX Sports activities’ telecast, and streaming schedules shall be out there on the web site as they turn out to be out there: westminsterkennelclub.org.


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