BEE the Shetland Sheepdog was crowned Sunday as the Masters Agility Champion after winning the 16-inch class with a time of 28.91 seconds.
The 146th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show continues tomorrow from Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, New York and you can watch it from wherever you are.
The breed competitions will take place tomorrow, June 20, for Hound and Herding, Tuesday, June 21 for Toy, Non-Sporting and Terrier, and Wednesday, June 22 for Sporting and Working breeds, according to the Westminster Kennel Club.
On the nights of June 21 and 22, the Group Judging, Junior Showmanship Finals, and Best in Show will take place.
Mudi and Russian Toy, two new AKC-recognized breeds, will be introduced at this year’s event. This takes the total number of breeds and variations permitted at the show to 211.
On June 22, the event will come to a close with the announcement of Best in Show, which was given to Wasabi the Pekingese in 2021.
The 2022 Westminster Dog Show is streamed live on their website, the WKC App, and the FOX Sports App for free.
In addition, the program will be broadcast live on FS1 and FS2, with two and a half hours of Agility Finals coverage on FOX, an eight-hour live simulcast in Spanish on FOX Deportes, and 17 hours of live simulcast on Sportsnet in Canada.
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Field view of Bee’s winning run
Bee, a Shetland Sheepdog won as the Overall Masters Agility Champion.
The dog finished with a time of 29.81 seconds.
Dogs watch the competition
Many dog owners are taking to Twitter to show their own pets tuning in to the competition.
Two new breeds added, part two
The mudi hails from Hungary and got its start as a sheep herding dog in the 1800s.
Genetically, the breed also has connections with the other breeds like the German spitz, according to local New Jersey media outlet NJ.com.
The dog rose to prominence after catching the attention of a museum director in the 1930s, NPR reported.
Two new breeds added, part one
This year, Westminster Dog Show has added two new breeds to the competition.
One of the new breeds making an appearance on the show floor this year is a Mudi, a Hungarian herding dog.
The other new breed is known as a Russian Toy, which resemble Chihuahas and have fox-like fur, but originate from a breed of English Toy Terriers.
Westminster dog show ticket prices
Despite being one of the most well-known athletic events in the United States, the Westminster Dog Show has reasonably priced tickets, according to Sporting News.
During the preliminary rounds, tickets are $12.50 for children ages five and up and $25 for adults.
During the agility finals, the fee increases to $15 and $30, respectively.
Children under the age of four are admitted free of charge.
The competition will start again tomorrow with the Masters Obedience Championship.
The first round is made up of utility and signal exercises, but all teams finish the championship by performing a six-minute routine to show off their talents.
Breed judging will start tomorrow.
Bee’s win came as a surprise to her handler, Jennifer Crank, because the competition was so close.
The overall champion comes from Pickerington, Ohio.
Overall Masters Agility Champion
Bee the Shetland Sheepdog out of the 16-inch class won the big blue ribbon as the Overall Masters Agility Champion.
The final runner in her class, Bee won with a time of 29.81 seconds.
Truant gets the blue ribbon
“It was a pretty straightforward course,” Truant’s handler said.
“He was a great boy.”
Here’s your Proof
Proof the Border Collie from Indiana is the final dog to run tonight.
Because Proof had a fault in getting off track, Truant is the winner in the 20-inch class.
Truant in the lead
Speedy dog Truant has taken the lead for the 20-inch dogs by running the course in 31 seconds flat.
One dog is left to go in this class.
Brio takes the cake
All-American dog Brio has taken the stage for the 20-inch dogs.
Brio stood out by getting the most air in one of his jumps.
Just two dogs are left to run.
A 15-year-old handler named Katie is running Voulez, a golden retriever, through the course now.
One of the hosts said Katie is “playing with the big dogs.”
Tunnel causes mix-ups
Throughout the competition today, many of the dogs in all classes have gotten confused by the tunnel and raced back through the end of it, causing them to veer off the course.
The latest dog to make the mix-up was Tag in the 20-inch high class.
Bilbo is in the lead
Bilbo the Papillon is in the lead for the 12-inch class at the Masters Agility Championship.
Skye the Poodle is now competing as the last dog in the class.
The 12-inch class kicking off
Phoebe started the medium class out on a strong foot despite making a quick mistake.
Boston terrier Darby then continued with a quick run.
Miniature Pinscher Tucker continued, though Phoebe remains in the lead.
The biggest class finishes up
The last dog in the 24-inch class is a 10-year-old border collie named Kaboom.
Lark in the lead
Papillon dog Lark took the lead for the eight-inch class.
The 24-inch dog class will take the course next in the competition.
Teddy rolls in glory
All-American dog Teddy finishes the course with a happy roll in the turf.
Smallest class continues
The 8-inch class continues with Pomeranians and chihuahuas racing through the course.
Tiny pomeranian Woody Wolf finishes the obstacles with his handler, Renee, after veering slightly off course but still ending happily.
The competition is halfway through the smallest class, with only five more dogs to go.
Halfway through the first class
Half of the dogs in the 16-inch class have competed so far, with Madison in the lead.
First three furry friends
Deborah and preferred dog Ferris B kicked off today’s competition with a clean run.
Next up is a 16-inch Miniature American Shepherd named Hula. Hula went off course.
The third dog to compete is Madison, who finishes the course in a beautiful time and is now in the lead.
Judges for the 16 inch competition class
Rhonda Burnkey and Ben Gibbs will judge the 8, 12, and 16-inch high classes.
Getting a lay of the land
Trainers are now given a chance to learn the course, some even concentrating with headphones.
Communication and focus from the handlers will help the dogs run the course the best they can.
This year’s course revealed
The course has 20 obstacles in total.
“It’s not about being the fastest dog, it’s about being clean and how you run the course,” the hosts explained.