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The Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Come, sit and stay in the heart of Manhattan for the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Go backstage to meet trainers, groomers, handlers — and the show’s real stars, the dogs!
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Program No. 22408RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Dachshunds, Pointers and Spaniels all agree — there’s nothing quite like the Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show! Now in its 143rd year, the Westminster Dog Show brings the best of the breeds each season to Madison Square Garden. During the day, see who takes the ribbon for your favorite breed, and enjoy opportunities to meet people behind the scenes who train the champions. Then in the evenings, witness group judging events and the “Best in Show” competition. You’ll also enjoy free time and access to all of the associated show events.
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On Your Feet
Extensive use of public transportation.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Attend the group judging and “Best in Show” at Madison Square Garden, with a reserved seat on the ground floor level.
  • Watch some of your favorite dogs as they compete in The Masters Agility Championship.
  • Enjoy an insider’s look into the dog show world as you meet trainers and handlers who work with these champions each day.

General Notes

On this unique dog themed program, a maximum of 75 participants may enroll. Program includes independent time to explore the show on your own and several meals on your own. Group Leaders will provide directions for self-directed excursions. Suggestions for free-time activities provided in preparatory materials.
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Angela Christensen
Angela Christensen is a licensed New York City excursion leader who has extensive experience in event planning and hospitality. She worked with the Wildlife Conservation Society managing events in the Bronx Zoo, Central Park, Prospect Park, the Queens Zoo and the New York Aquarium. Now, she loves showing off her city with lifelong learners from around the world!

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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