The Westminster Dog Show 2016 live stream online and televised coverage of the annual competition gets going on Monday in New York City. Madison Square Garden will host the 140th edition of the event which features seven new breeds of dogs this year. Among them will be four new dogs in the herding group, as well as one each in the hound, sporting and working groups. Will one of these new dog breeds capture the coveted “Best in Show” award when Tuesday night’s finale arrives in NYC? The 2016 Westminster Dog Show live streaming and TV coverage arrives through CNBC and other sources including UStream on Monday and Tuesday.
The Reading Eagle reported on Feb. 13 that seven new dogs will debut at the show this year including the Bergamasco, Berger Picard, Miniature American Shepherd and the Spanish Water Dog, all of the herding group. The Lagotto Romagnolo makes its debut from the sporting group, while the Cirneco dell’Etna comes from the hound group and the Boerboel debuts from the Working Group. The Cirneco dell’Etna in particular is known to share a common origin with the pharaoh hound and other Mediterranean basin breeds. The Boerboel hails from South Africa, while the Berger Picard, a medium-sized, athletic herding dog features a unique “weatherproof” coat that is also described as “rough to the touch.”
It won’t be known until Tuesday evening if one of these new breeds takes home the top prize, but what has been shown over the course of this contest is that dogs from the Terrier group tend to win the most, having captured 46 total Best in Show wins. The Wire Fox Terrier has 14 total wins followed by Scottish Terrier. The Sporting group is second in terms of wins with 19, followed by the Working group which has 15 wins. Also, male dogs have been dominant in terms of winning the competition with 68 total wins, while females have just 35 total wins over the course of this competition.
Monday’s Westminster Dog Show coverage starts as early as 8 a.m. Eastern Time on UStream for live streaming. For live TV coverage, CNBC begins their dog show telecast at 8 p.m. and runs at least two hours. There’s also live streaming for cable and satellite customers on the CNBC live video portion of their site. The online coverage is free at WKCLive.com website which offers a total of 10 ring feeds to choose between including a “Roaming” option for the ultimate interactive viewing experience. Tuesday night the competition closes out with coverage via USA network from 8 p.m. ET through 11 p.m. ET, and live online coverage via WCKLive.com as well as UStream during the day.