Westminster Dog Show 2018: TV channels, schedule & online live streams

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Super Bowl hangovers aren't limited to the teams that play in the big game. They can affect sports fans, too. Luckily, the Westminster Dog Show is coming to help those who crave an annual competitive championship event to watch.

Beginning Feb. 10, more than 3,200 dogs from as many as 202 breeds and varieties will gather at the Westminster Kennel Club to compete in the name of puppy preeminence. This year's agility contest will feature a Westminster-record 29 mixed-breed dogs, about 9 percent of that competition field.

MORE: Adorable photos from the 2017 Westminster Dog Show

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Just like last year, coverage of the competition will be spread out among Fox Sports, FS1, Fox Sports Go and Nat Geo Wild.

What channel is the Westminster Dog Show on?

(All times Eastern)

Sunday, Feb. 11

Masters Agility Championship: 2-4:30 p.m., Fox

Road to Westminster: 8-10 p.m., Nat Geo Wild

Monday, Feb. 12

Breed judging, Junior Showmanship Preliminaries and Masters Obedience Championship: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m, Fox Sports Go

Selective live coverage of breed judging (Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding Breeds) and Masters Obedience Championship: 1-4 p.m., Nat Geo Wild

Dog Show Group competitions (Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding Breeds): 8-11 p.m. ET, FS1

Tuesday, Feb. 13

Breed judging and Junior Showmanship Preliminaries (Sporting, Working and Terrier Breeds): 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fox Sports Go

Selected live coverage of breed judging (Sporting, Working and Terrier Breeds) and Junior Showmanship Preliminaries: 1-4 p.m., Nat Geo Wild

Best in Show (Sporting, Working and Terrier Breeds): 8-11 p.m. ET, FS1

MORE: Everything you need to know about the Westminster Dog Show

How to watch in Canada

All events will air on National Geographic.

Sunday, Feb. 11

Masters Agility Championship: 2-4:30 p.m.

Road to Westminster: 8-10 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 12

Dog Show Group competitions (Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding Breeds): 8-11 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 13

Best in Show (Sporting, Working and Terrier Breeds): 8-11 p.m.

On what TV channel can I find Nat Geo Wild and FS1?

Nat Geo Wild

Nat Geo Wild is a sister network to the National Geographic Channel, and was first launched in Asia in 2006.

Network

Channel

Dish

190, HD

Comcast XFINITY

159

Verizon FiOS

132/632 HD

AT&T U-verse

132/632 HD

Time Warner Cable

132/632 HD

FS1

Network

Channel

Dish

190, HD

Comcast XFINITY

159

Verizon FiOS

132/632 HD

AT&T U-verse

132/632 HD

Time Warner Cable

132/632 HD

How to live stream the Westminster Dog Show

The Westminster Dog Show will be shown online this year via Fox Sports Go. The events can be live streamed via the website and the App.

How to get Fox Sports Go
iTunes
Google Play
Amazon
Microsoft



Dog Show controversies and responses

While Westminster annually faces backlash and protests from animal-rights activists who oppose dog breeding, show organizers this year are attempting to emphasize purebred fanciers’ commitment to dogs. A new award will recognize breed clubs for rescuing their breed’s dogs when needed. The first winners will be supporters of the bearded collie, English cocker spaniel and great Pyrenees.

2017 Westminster Dog Show winners

Last year a German Shepherd named Rumor won Best in Show at the 2017 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. It was the second win for a dog of his breed in the competition's history. He also won best herder.

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Rumor, Best in Show at the 2017 Westminster Dog Show

Other winners included a Norwegian Elkhound (Hound); a Pekingese (Toy); a Miniature Poodle (Non-Sporting), an Irish Setter (Sporting); and a Norwich Terrier (Terrier).

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