New York, NY (Nov. 3) — The Westminster Kennel Membership Canine Present offered by Purina Professional Plan, America’s second-longest repeatedly held sporting occasion, can be held Could 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 the direction of our one hundred and fiftieth Anniversary in 2026, the Membership is worked up to carry the canine present to a venue that has all the time celebrated world-class athletes, and these champion canines aren’t any exception,” mentioned Westminster Kennel Membership President, Darrell W. Crate. “The sprawling advanced will give spectators a very memorable expertise as they meet 1000’s of purpose-bred canines that every have a wealthy historical past and background.”
America’s Canine Present will once more appeal to top-winning canines 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 Greatest in Present being topped within the heart of Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Extra family-friendly occasions are held all through Westminster Week and can be introduced quickly. Tickets for all Westminster Week occasions can be on sale in early 2023.
Schedule of Occasions:
- Saturday, Could 6 – tenth Anniversary of the Masters Agility Championship
- Saturday, Could 6 (pending) – eighth Annual Masters Obedience Championship
- Monday, Could 8 – 147th Annual Westminster Kennel Membership Canine Present – Day 1 (Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding Breeds and Group judging)
- Tuesday, Could 9 – 147th Annual Westminster Kennel Membership Canine Present – Day 2 (Sporting, Working, Terrier Breeds, and Group judging adopted by Greatest in Present)
“That is an extremely distinctive and prestigious occasion that we’re thrilled to host at our venue,” mentioned 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 canines roaming the grounds on the residence of the US Open is for certain to place a smile on everybody’s faces.”
Though Westminster is the top 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 shocked that they get to fulfill and pet these distinctive canines, however the Westminster Kennel Membership Canine Present was created to have interaction with the general public. We encourage individuals to come back and study canine breeds from the house owners, handlers, and preservation breeders. For over a century, this celebration of canines has thrilled individuals, and our 2023 occasions will proceed that custom,” says Westminster Director of Communications Gail Miller Bisher.
Extra occasion info, FOX Sports activities’ telecast, and streaming schedules can be out there on the web site as they develop into out there: westminsterkennelclub.org.