Wed, 12/29/2021 - 3:36pm

Westminster Postponed

Covid prompts iconic show to reschedule for later in 2022

Dog News is deeply saddened to announce that as a result of the rapid spread of the Omicron variant and expected rise in those testing positive, the 146th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show has been postponed.

The club will hold an event during the 2022 calendar year.

As a result of their decision the Purina® Pro Plan® Show Dogs of the Year Awards Dinner partnered with Dog News has also been postponed. We will announce when alternative plans have been made. Until then, please know we share your disappointment with these new developments.

Until then, stay safe.

Update 12/31/21:

Dear Conformation Exhibitor,
A complete refund of all January 2022 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show entries is currently being processed. Although the venue and date of our 2022 show have yet to be determined, the Club is pleased to announce that all entries accepted for the January 2022 event will be given "invited" status for the purpose of entering the postponed show. As a result, there will be no change in the respective qualifying periods for the 2022 or 2023 shows.
The intention of the Club is to invite all prior entrants to submit a new entry for the postponed show, prior to the receipt of entries from previously non-entered participants. This includes all breed, obedience, and junior handlers. Please note that breed and obedience entries are "dog specific." Juniors who qualified and were entered will be invited again, regardless of age. No substitutions allowed. Following the processing of all those invitees who submit valid entries, additional entries will be accepted until the show limit is reached.
Further details regarding the 2022 show and full instructions for entering will appear in a revised and forthcoming premium list.


David W. Haddock & David A. Helming
Co-Show Chairmen


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