The 147th Annual Westminster Kennel Membership Canine Present is to Be Held on the USTA Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Heart
New York, NY — The Westminster Kennel Membership Canine Present, offered by Purina Professional Plan, America’s second-longest constantly held sporting occasion, shall be held Could 8-9, 2023, on the USTA Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Heart in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens, New York Metropolis.
This historic occasion is the centerpiece of Westminster Week. As well as, the 2023 canine celebration additionally marks the tenth Anniversary of the ever-popular Grasp’s Agility Championship.
“As we march in direction of our a hundred and fiftieth Anniversary in 2026, the Membership is happy to deliver the canine present to a venue that has at all times celebrated world-class athletes, and these champion canine are not any exception,” mentioned Westminster Kennel Membership President Darrell W. Crate. “The sprawling complicated will give spectators a very 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 consists of 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.
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, Could 6 – tenth Anniversary of the Grasp’s 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 Heart“
Westminster is the top of competitors within the canine world; the occasion stays a family-friendly expertise.
Westminster Director of Communications Gail Miller Bisher says, ” “Accessibility, training, and connection are on the core of this occasion. Spectators are at all times shocked that they get to satisfy and pet these distinctive canine, however the Westminster Kennel Membership Canine Present was created to interact 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 canine has thrilled individuals, and our 2023 occasions will proceed that custom.”