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How to watch the 2022 Westminster Dog Show

This was to be the year that the Westminster Kennel Club dog show made its triumphant return to Madison Square Garden. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic intervened – once again.

But while the setting and timing remain atypical, a new best-in-show winner will be crowned on Wednesday, ending the run as the reigning champion of Wasabi the Pekingese, who seems to be enjoying his retirement – albeit refusing to fetch to play.

Originally scheduled for late January in New York City, the annual competition has been pushed back to June due to a spike in coronavirus cases. And for the second year in a row it will be held at The Garden at Lyndhurst, a Gothic Revival mansion in Tarrytown, NY.

So far the dogs don’t seem to mind.

The New York Times will cover Wednesday’s group finals and Best in Show ceremony live, with commentary, analysis and photos by Lyndhurst.

Television coverage in the United States airs on FS1, beginning with a preshow at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. In Canada, the event will be broadcast on Sportsnet One.

At 7:30 a.m. judging begins in the finals for three undecided groups – Sport, Working and Terrier – with these champions going up against four group winners for Best in Show starting Tuesday. Things are expected to be completed around 11pm

The event can be streamed via the Fox Now and Fox Sports apps. A Spanish language version of the show will air Thursday at 6pm on Fox Deportes.

There’s few contrasts sharper to the typical winter dog show activities than grass, bright colors and a Yorkshire Terrier’s coat that gleams in the natural light.

Neal Brower doesn’t just have a tie with a cute Scottish Terrier on it: it’s a tie with photos of his Scottie, Visp.

This is not trick photography or a mirror. Elliott and Emmett, a pair of Bichons Frises, were both groomed by Lindsey Dicken.

The dogs are in Tarrytown for work, but try explaining that to Tucker, a redbone coonhound who just wanted to show Cody Wright some love.

The whereabouts of the other 99 Dalmatians are currently unknown.

Stealth, a toy Manchester terrier, and Daniel, a standard poodle, are clearly not messing around.

The amount of care for Westminster can be intense. Handlers, owners and dogs all want to look good.

We’ve shrunk to 98 missing Dalmatians.

You never know who might have a treat, and this chow chow wasn’t willing to politely sit and wait to find out.

Many will wonder if the Hounds of Westminster have any idea what’s going on during the frenetic multi-day competition. Quin, a chow chow, clearly knows the score.

Freddie, an Old English Sheepdog, brought out his wiggle by showing some love to his handler, Mandy Maxwell.

A group of Afghan Hounds were sunning themselves outdoors, with Lyndhurst providing natural light to make their coats shine.

Storm didn’t seem as comfortable as the Afghan hounds, but greyhounds take care of it so other dogs don’t have to.

Dog related accessories were in full swing in Tarrytown. While a subtle earring can be a nice touch, dog embroidered clogs are the perfect complement to dog embroidered jeans.

Family is family as Ferdinand and Venus Fly Trap, a pair of Ibizan hounds, took on the scene with Lucia, a pharaoh’s hound. The three were accompanied by their owner Sarah Murphy.

This is a photo of a dog. Specifically, it’s a photo of Buddy, a Briard being groomed on Monday.

This dog necklace works with a sparkly outfit, but would it also go with pants with dog embroidery?

If there isn’t a catchy name for a group of smooth collies, there should be. Tito, Vava, Damnit and Cindy Lou deserve one.

It’s hard to be more majestic than a group of Borzoi in formation.

And it’s hard to be more adorable than an American Foxhound.

However, looking as good as Iris is not easy. It requires quite a bit of attention, which Olivia Betancourt was happy to provide.

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