October 5, 2012


The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will be held on February 11-12, 2013.  This year we will be having our breed judging as well as benching at The Piers during the day, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.. Group, Junior Showmanship Finals and Best In Show will take place, as usual, at Madison Square Garden during the evening, with competition beginning at 8 p.m. on Monday evening and at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening. All breed winners from each day will be benched at MSG beginning at 6 p.m.




The GO ANYWHERE TICKET is only available through the WKC office.  The price of this ticket is $160, which includes a reserved seat at MSG for both evenings as well as a ticket for The Piers for both days. A ticket order form will be available starting October 17, 2012.


The Piers ticketing will be a general admission ticket at $25 per day, plus an online fee. This will allow entrance to both Piers 92 /94, as well as to all of the benching and judging that is held there. There will be limited seating around each ring. We are offering on-line sales for The Piers tickets starting October 17, 2012. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the days of the show.


Madison Square Garden ticketing will be RESERVED SEATING ONLY for the evening judging. These tickets will allow access to the benching area where all of the daily breed winners will be on display. Westminster will be selling a portion of the 100 series of seats through our office. Ticket purchase requests will be filled on first-come, first-served basis to new ticket purchasers. Last year’s purchasers are allowed to purchase their same seats, or better if available. The price of a reserved seat in the 100 series will be $110 for both evenings.  WKC only sells a two-day ticket available starting Oct. 17.




The remainder of the 100 series seats may be purchased through Ticketmaster and Madison Square Garden beginning on Oct. 17 at ticketmaster.com or 866-858-0008; or at thegarden.com. The price of the 200 series of seats, which can only be purchased from MSG and Ticketmaster, is $40 per evening plus an online fee. You will be able to purchase a single ticket.


The deadline for renewal and for new ticket orders through the WKC office is Dec. 7. An acknowledgement postcard will be sent to you upon the processing of your ticket order. Tickets will be mailed in mid-January.

The price for reserved tickets through the WKC office is $110, which includes a $10 S&H fee. The Ticketmaster and MSG price is $100 plus applicable fees. All MSG ticket prices include a $5 MSG facility charge.


Overseas orders received through the WKC office will not be mailed.  These orders will be held at The Piers (94) Will Call Window for day time judging and MSG Box Office Will Call Window for evening judging.



WKC STREAMING VIDEO:  Live and complete in 2013


You want it all? You want it live? Westminster has it for you in 2013.


The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will produce live coverage via streaming video on its website of all of the breed judging in each of the 187 breeds and varieties. Since 2005, breed judging highlights have been carried on the website on streaming video on a delayed basis, but this year, for the first time, this important part of the show will be covered live and in its entirety with real-time posting on www.westminsterkennelclub.org.


Shortly after its live presentation, that streaming video will then be permanently available for viewing on the website for those who might not have had the opportunity to view it live or for those who just want to see their favorite breeds in competition once again.


More than a million visitors a year have logged on to the Westminster website every year since 2005 during the dog show to view taped breed judging highlights of their favorite breeds, delayed by about two hours from the live competition.


Watch the website for details (www.westminsterkennelclub.org).