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La Crème de la Crème of the Canine World Returns to NYC

February 6th, 2018 New York City Events


A city of endless innovation and gripping fashion, New York City doesn’t discriminate. Every man, woman, child and even pet has the chance to become a runway icon. From February 10 to 13, Piers 92/94 and Madison Square Garden will roll out the red carpet for a parade of the most breathtaking canine beauty and agility.

The annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has been running for 142 years - generations of breeders, owners and handlers have come and gone but pure breeds remain as timeless as ever. Branded as the most prestigious and important dog show in the United States, the Westminster Show offers a unique opportunity to witness the mutual devotion of people and dogs.

The New Yorker, A Wyndham Hotel, is proud to be part of this experience - as a favorite pet-friendly hotel in New York City, we welcome dog and cat owners year round, although cat lovers might want to stay clear during Westminster season!


With a central location right across the road from Madison Square Garden and just a short drive or bus/train ride from Piers 92/94, The New Yorker Hotel is the perfect base for organizers, exhibitors and spectators. A short stroll around our lobby will be an impressive show in itself, but if you’re planning to experience the real thing, below you’ll find a quick guide to this year’s Westminster Kennel Dog Show.


Piers 92/94
711 12th Ave, New York, NY 10019

Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza at 7th Avenue


February 10
5th Annual Masters Agility Championship
 - Daytime Session at Piers 92/94 - 8am to 4pm.
 - Evening Session + Finals at Pier 94 - 7pm to 9pm.

9th AKC Meet The Breeds at Piers 92/94 - 10am - 5pm.

*Yorkshire Terrier Club of Greater New York Show
Dog Show, boutique items, clothes, etc. - 8am to 6pm 

*Annual Dog Writers Association of America
Seminar & Writing Competition Awards Dinner - 7pm to 9pm

*Special events hosted by The New Yorker Hotel.

February 12
3rd Annual Masters Obedience Championship at Pier 94 - 8am to 4pm.

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show - Judging of Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding Groups
 - Daytime Session at Piers 92/94 - 8am to 4pm.
 - Evening Session at Madison Square Garden  - 6pm to 11pm.

February 13
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show - Judging of Sporting, Working and Terrier Groups
 - Daytime Session at Piers 92/94 - 8am to 4pm.
 - Evening Session + Best in Show at Madison Square Garden -  6 pm to 11 pm. 

For ticket information, visit the Westminster Kennel Club website.


 Now that you’re all set to enjoy the show, you might want to spend the next few days pondering about the arduous work and effort that goes into grooming and raising a show dog… And in the meantime, plan how to make the most of your stay at The New Yorker Hotel by checking out our dining options and special offers.

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