Westminster Dog Show 2013: Complete Viewers Guide to Event

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Westminster Dog Show 2013: Complete Viewers Guide to Event
Photo courtesy of Westminster Kennel Club

Who let the dogs out?

It's that time of the year where owners put their dogs on display in the 2013 Westminster Dog Show.

Held in New York, the 137th annual canine show is sure to please its viewers, with the likes of 187 breeds coming together under one roof (h/t WKC).

The Westminster Kennel Club has added some new features to its show this season—which we'll get into—but let's first take a peek at the viewing information for the event.

 

When: Monday, Feb. 11 to Tuesday, Feb. 12

Where: Piers 92/94 in Manhattan and Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.

Watch: Feb. 11: 8-11 p.m. ET on CNBC. Feb. 12: 8-11 p.m. ET on USA

Live Stream: Westminster Kennel Club website

 

According to the show's website, the WKC will be rolling out a multitude of changes and upgrades to this year's event.

For one, judging will be done during the day at Piers 92/94 while group judging, Junior Showmanship and Best in Show will still take place at MSG.

Another big change this year is an increase in the limit of entries, as 3,200 dogs will be allowed to enter. According to the event's website, this is the first time dogs that are not champions will be eligible to enter since 1991.

Photo courtesy of Westminster Kennel Club

And for all of the dog lovers out there, you'll be pleased with this next change.

The 2013 Westminster Dog Show will be streaming live on the WKC's website. The event had been carried online on a delay in previous years, but this will be the first year where fans can see all the action live from the comfort of their home.

In addition to all of the new changes, two new breeds will be included in the 2013 show: The Treeing Walker Coonhound and the Russell Terrier will trot their way into the show this year, per the WKC site.

The 2012 show saw the Pekingese take home the award for Best in Show, so be sure to tune in to see which breed takes home the trophy in 2013.

For more information on the 2013 Westminster Dog Show, visit the official website here.

 

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