It’s once again time for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, as thousands of the best pups are gathered in New York for the 2019 iteration of the famous competition. Unofficial Channels wdsfixtures.com
|Venue||Madison Square Garden
New York, NY
|Start Date||Satturday,8th February 2020|
|End Date||Tuesday, 11th February 2020|
|Live Stream||Watch Here|
Coverage of this year’s show will be on Nat Geo Wild (Monday and Tuesday, 1-4 p.m. ET) and Fox Sports 1 (Monday and Tuesday, 7:30-11 p.m. ET), with “Best in Show” being handed out Tuesday on FS1’s broadcast. If you don’t have cable, you can watch it all on your computer, phone or streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
Fox Sports 1 and Nat Geo Wild are two of 75-plus channels included in the main FuboTV package.
You can start a free 7-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the 2019 Westminster Dog Show on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch the show up to three days after it airs even if you don’t record it.
Hulu With Live TV
In addition to a massive on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including Fox Sports 1.
You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the 2019 Westminster Dog Show on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
Fox Sports 1 and Nat Geo Wild are both included in the “Sling Blue” channel package. You can start a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch the 2019 Westminster Dog Show live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
2019 Westminster Dog Show Preview
For those uninitiated with the process of the Westminster Dog Show, the thousands of competing dogs–which are made up of over 200 breeds–are split into six different groups: Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting, Herding, Sporting, Working and Terrier. Judges will pick one winner from each group, aka the “Best in Group,” and those six winners will then be judged against each other for the prestigious “Best in Show.”
In the long history of the Westminster Dog Show, the Terrier group has produced the most “Best in Show” winners at 46. Within that group, the Wire Fox Terrier has the most wins by breed with 14 (most recently taking the top prize in 2014), while the Scottish Terrier is second with eight victories. The Sporting group has then tallied 18 wins, followed by the Working group (15), Toy group (11), Non-Sporting group (11), Hound group (6) and Herding group (2).
Last year, a Bichon Frise took home “Best in Show”, capturing the overall top award for the Non-Sporting group for the first time since a Bichon Frise and Miniature Poodle won back-to-back in 2001 and 2002. That also made it six consecutive years that the “Best in Show” winner has come from a different group. The Bichon Frise’s victory was immediately preceded by a German Shepherd (Herding), German Shorthaired Pointer (Sporting), Beagle (Hound), Wire Fox Terrier (Terrier) and Affenpinscher (Toy).
There are two new breeds this year: The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen (Hound) and the Nederlandse Kooikerhondje (Sporting).
As for the schedule, the Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding groups will be judged on Monday, while the Sporting, Working, Terrier and Best in Show will take place on Tuesday night. If you’re simply looking to watch the Best in Show announcement, that will happen on Fox Sports 1’s broadcast around 10 or 10:30 p.m. ET.