The Westminster Kennel Dog Show 2016
The Westminster Dog Show 2016 (YORKSHIRE TERRIER)
- Monday to include Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding groups
- Obedience will be held at Pier 94
- Tuesday to include Sporting, Working and Terrier groups
MONDAY & TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15-16, 2016 6PM-11PM
Doors open at 6 PM for best of breed benching area
- Monday to include Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding groups (beginning at 8 PM)
- Tuesday to include Junior Showmanship, Sporting, Working, Terrier groups and BEST IN SHOW (beginning at 7:30 PM)
Canadian Dr. Richard Meen Heads Westminster 2016 Panel As Best In Show Judge
Masters Agility judges also announced
NEW YORK – Dr. Richard Meen of Toronto has been selected to judge Best In Show at the 140th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 15-16, 2016.
He will become the sixth foreign judge and third Canadian to make the selection of the top award in the sport’s most prestigious event.
Dr. Meen became actively involved with purebred dogs in 1965 and has bred and exhibited a number of breeds under his prefix Kishniga. His homebred Borzoi was top dog All Breeds in Canada in 1977, and he bred and co-owned the top Terrier in Canada in 2011 – a Skye Terrier.
Past President and Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Kennel Club, he is active in many dog organizations in Canada and the U.S., and judges all over the world. He has judged at Westminster on four other occasions, including the Terrier Group in 2007.
Dr. Meen practices psychiatry in Toronto.
He will head a panel of 37 judges from 17 states, Canada and Ireland who will officiate at the dog show, held at Madison Square Garden and Piers 92/94 in New York. The panel includes 12 judges who have judged Groups in the past, and 14 who are judging for their first time at Westminster.
Group judges are Ms. Bonnie Threlfall of Cary, NC, Sporting; Ms. Virginia Lyne of Saanichton, B.C., Canada, Hound; Mr. Norman Kenney of Crossroads, TX, Working; Mr. Geir Flyckt-Pedersen of Pinehurst, NC, Terrier; Mr. Jason Hoke of Madison, WI, Toy; Mr. Luc Boileau of Lake Geneva, WI, Non-Sporting; and Ms. Dorothy Collier of Sapphire, NC, Herding. Dr. Wyatt Delfino of New York, NY, will judge the Junior Showmanship finals.
Seven breeds will be eligible for Westminster for the first time in 2016: Lagotto Romagnolo (Sporting Group), Cirneco dell’Ettna (Hound), Boerboel (Working), Berger Picard (Herding), Miniature American Shepherd (Herding), Bergamasco (Herding), and Spanish Water Dog (Herding). The addition of these breeds makes a total of 199 breeds and varieties in competition.
The club also announced the judges for its 3rd Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster to be held at Pier 94 on Feb. 13, the Saturday preceding the All Breed Show. Those judges are Mr. Nalle Jansson of Haggeby, Sweden, and Ms. Kitty Bradley of Boulder, CO.
The Westminster Kennel Club will expand its activities with the addition of The Masters Obedience Championship at Westminster. The obedience event will also take place on Monday during the day in the same location as the breed judging (Piers 92 and 94). Mrs. Sharon Ann Redmer of Whitmore Lake, MI will serve as the judge for this historic event.
Here is the entire 2016 Westminster Kennel Club judges panel and assignments (subject to American Kennel Club approval):
SPORTING BREEDS AND VARIETIES (32):
Mr. Jack Gohde, Toms River, NJ: English Setters, Gordon Setters, Irish Setters.
Mr. David Kittredge, Rochester, NY: Brittanys, Pointers, Cocker Spaniels (all Varieties), English Cocker Spaniels, English Springer Spaniels.
Mr. Carl Liepmann, Flushing, MI: Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Curly Coated Retrievers, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, American Water Spaniels, Boykin Spaniels, Clumber Spaniels, Field Spaniels, Irish Water Spaniels, Sussex Spaniels, Welsh Springer Spaniels, Spinones Italiano, Wirehaired Pointing Griffons,
Mrs. Virginia Murray, Island Lake, IL: German Shorthaired Pointers, German Wirehaired Pointers, Flat Coated Retrievers, Vizslas, Weimaraners, Wirehaired Vizslas.
Mrs. Polly Smith, St. Stephens Church, VA: Lagotto Romagnolo, Irish Red and White Setters.
Ms. Lisa Weiss, Huntington, NY: Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers.
HOUND BREEDS AND VARIETIES (32):
Ms. Barbara Pepper, Swannanoa, NC: Basenji, Basset Hounds, Borzoi, Harriers, Ibizan Hounds, Petit Bassets Griffons Vendeen, Pharaoh Hounds, Portuguese Podengos Pequeno.
Mrs. Polly Smith, St. Stephens Church, VA: Beagles (both Varieties), Dachshunds (all varieties).
Dr. Robert Smith, St. Stephens Church, VA: American English Coonhounds, American Foxhounds, Black & Tan Coonhounds, Bluetick Coonhound, Cirneco dell’Ettna, English Foxhound, Plotts, Redbone Coonhounds, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Salukis, Treeing Walker Coonhounds.
Mr. John J. Walsh, Athboy, County Meath, IRELAND: Afghan Hounds, Bloodhounds, Greyhounds, Irish Wolfhounds, Norwegian Elkhounds, Otterhounds, Scottish Deerhounds, Whippets.
WORKING BREEDS (30):
Mr. David Haddock, Nashville, TN: Akitas, Alaskan Malamutes, Giant Schnauzers, Kuvaszok, Siberian Huskies, St. Bernards, Standard Schnauzers.
Mrs. Virginia Murray, Island Lake, IL: Portuguese Water Dogs.
Mr. Jay Richardson, Elgin, IL: Cane Corsos, Chinooks, German Pinschers, Great Pyrenees, Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs, Komondorok, Samoyeds.
Ms. Judith Ann Smith, Hendersonville, NC: Anatolian Shepherd Dogs, Bernese Mountain Dogs, Boxers, Bullmastiffs, Dogues de Bordeaux, Neapolitan Mastiffs, Newfoundlands.
Mrs. Polly Smith, St. Stephens Church, VA: Boerboel.
Mr. John J. Walsh, Athboy, County Meath, IRELAND: Great Danes, Leonbergers, Rottweilers.
Mr. John R. Walsh, Newbridge, County Kildare, IRELAND: Black Russian Terriers, Doberman Pinschers, Mastiffs, Tibetan Mastiffs.
TERRIER BREEDS AND VARIETIES (31):
Mr. Ronald Menaker, Jupiter, FL: American Staffordshire Terriers, Australian Terriers, Bedlington Terriers, Bull Terriers (both Varieties), Cesky Terriers, Dandie Dinmont Terriers, Glen of Imaal Terriers, Miniature Bull Terriers, Rat Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers.
Mr. Richard Powell, Bainbridge, PA: Cairn Terriers, Miniature Schnauzers, Parson Russell Terriers, Russell Terriers, Scottish Terriers, Sealyham Terriers, Skye Terriers, Standard Manchester Terriers, West Highland White Terriers.
Ms. Betty-Anne Stenmark, Woodside, CA: Airedale Terriers, Border Terriers, Smooth Fox Terriers, Wire Fox Terriers, Irish Terriers, Lakeland Terriers, Norfolk Terriers, Norwich Terriers, Welsh Terriers.
Mr. John R. Walsh, Newbridge, County Kildare, IRELAND: Kerry Blue Terriers, Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers.
TOY BREEDS AND VARIETIES (23):
Ms. Joy Brewster, Newtown, CT: Chihuahuas (both Varieties), Japanese Chins, Toy Fox Terriers.
Mr. Tim Catterson, New Castle, IN: Havanese, Italian Greyhounds, Maltese, Shih Tzu.
Ms. Charlotte Patterson, Destin, FL: Affenpinschers, Brussels Griffons, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Chinese Cresteds, English Toy Spaniels (both Varieties).
Mr. Norman Patton, Mesa, AZ: Papillons, Pekingese, Pomeranians, Toy Poodles, Silky Terriers, Toy Manchester Terriers.
Mr. Charles Scott, New Castle, IN: Miniature Pinschers, Pugs, Yorkshire Terriers.
NON-SPORTING BREEDS AND VARIETIES (21):
Mr. Mark Kennedy, Murrysville, PA: Chinese Shar-Pei, Chow Chows, Finnish Spitz, Keeshonden, Lowchen, Norwegian Lundehund, Schipperkes, Tibetan Spaniels, Tibetan Terriers, Xoloitzcuintli.
Ms. Mary Miller, Lexington, KY: Dalmatians, French Bulldogs, Lhasa Apsos, Shiba Inu.
Mr. Norman Patton, Mesa, AZ: Cotons de Tulear, Miniature Poodles, Standard Poodles.
Mr. Elliott Weiss, Middletown, DE: American Eskimo Dogs, Bichons Frise, Boston Terriers, Bulldogs.
HERDING BREEDS AND VARIETIES (30):
Mrs. Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine, Ann Arbor, MI: Belgian Malinois, Belgian Sheepdogs, Belgian Tervuren, Border Collies, Canaan Dogs, Cardigan Welsh Corgis, Pembroke Welsh Corgis.
Mr. Michael Faulkner, Center Cross, VA: Entlebucher Mountain Dogs, Finnish Lapphunds, German Shepherd Dogs, Icelandic Sheepdogs, Norwegian Buhunds, Polish Lowland Sheepdogs, Pulik, Pyrenean Shepherds, Swedish Vallhunds.
Mr. Carl Liepmann, Flushing, MI: Beauceron, Bouviers des Flandres, Briards.
Mrs. Polly Smith, St. Stephens Church, VA: Australian Cattle Dogs, Bergamasco, Spanish Water Dogs.
Dr. Robert Smith, St. Stephens Church, VA: Bergers Picard, Miniature American Shepherds.
Mr. John R. Walsh, Newbridge, County Kildare, IRELAND: Australian Shepherds, Bearded Collies, Collies (both Varieties), Old English Sheepdogs, Shetland Sheepdogs.
JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP PRELIMINARIES: Mr. Blake Hansen of Merritt Island, FL, and Mrs. Karen Mammano of Webster, NY.
While The WKC Office Is No Longer Selling Tickets, You Can Still Purchase Online.
- CLICK HERE TO ORDER TICKETS TO ALL EVENTS AT THE PIERS
- CLICK HERE TO ORDER TICKETS TO ALL EVENTS AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
The Westminster Kennel Club & The American Kennel Club Present;
«Meet And Compete»
Featuring the 3rd Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster & AKC’s Meet The Breeds, brought to you by Purina Pro Plan.
Saturday, February 13, 2016 Now a Combined Event
- Location: Piers 92/94 – 711 12th Avenue @ 55th Street, NYC 10019
- Hours: Pier 92: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Pier 94: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Tickets Prices:
- Presale: $32/Adult, $10/Child under 12, plus applicable taxes and fees. CLICK HERE TO ORDER TICKETS
- At the Door: $35/Adult, $10/Child under 12
Masters Agility Championship FINALS – Saturday, February 13, 2016
- Location: Pier 94 – 711 12th Avenue @ 55th Street, NYC 10019
- Hours: 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. doors open at 7 p.m.
- Tickets Prices:
- Presale: $32/Adult, $15 /Child under 12, plus applicable taxes and fees. CLICK HERE TO ORDER TICKETS
- At the Door: $35/Adult, $20/Child under 12
The 140th Annual Westminster Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show
Monday And Tuesday, February 15 And 16, 2016
All Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding Breeds & Variety Groups are benched / judged on Monday.
All Sporting, Working and Terrier Breeds & Variety Groups are benched / judged on Tuesday.
- Location: Piers 92/94 – daytime breed judging and benching
- Hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Location: Madison Square Garden (MSG), Groups and BIS,
- Hours: Monday 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Tuesday 7:30p.m.-11 p.m.
Breed Winners from each day will be benched at MSG, 5th floor Expo Center, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Conformation Ticket Options:
- «Go Anywhere» (Conformation ONLY) ticket good for both show days, February 15 and 16, 2016
- a. These tickets are for breed judging and benching (
single day not an option here
Daytime at Piers 92/94
- for breed judging and benching (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Evening at MSG
- with a reserved seat in the 100 level section for Groups and Best in Show (8 p.m. – 11 p.m.) With access to Breed Winners benching, 5th floor Expo Center, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
- b. To Purchase these through the Westminster Kennel Club Office:
DEADLINE HAS BEEN REACHED TICKETS WILL BE MAILED END OF JANUARY
To Purchase tickets through Madison Square Garden
- contact Ticketmaster at 866-858-0008 or
- ; visit the Box Office or visit
- i. Here you can get best available seating option for Evening as well as Piers daytime ticketing.
- ii. You have the option to purchase a
- For all tickets there are applicable fees and taxes.
- 100 Level Section, $110 (for two days) or $55 (for one day)
General Admission (GA) Seating,
- 200 Level,
- i. $40 per day,
- ii. $75 two day option,
Piers tickets in Combo with a Reserved or General Admission Seat,
- additional $25 per day.
- d. All MSG ticket prices include a $5 MSG facility charge PLUS applicable taxes and fees.
- iv. Additional packages and discounts are available for groups of 9+ by calling 212-465-6080 for details.
PIERS 92/94 – Tickets for Breed judging and benching at THE PIERS ONLY
a. These ticket are for breed judging and benching access only at Piers 92/94 on Monday and or Tuesday, February 15 & 16, they do not provide MSG Evening access.
- i. Tickets are sold per day. There is very limited general admission seating.
- $32/Adult, $15/Child under 12, plus applicable taxes and fees.
CLICK HERE TO ORDER TICKETS
At the Door:
- $35/Adult, $20/Child under 12