THE annual Westminster dog show is underway — but not at Madison Square Garden as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced many changes to the treasured canine event.

Results of the Westminster Kennel Club dog show finals — which is being held in Tarrytown, New York — are being determined as three Best in Show finalists have already been named.

Bourbon the whippet, Wasabi the Pekingese, and Mathew the French bulldog were selected as contenders for Best in Show after Saturday’s competitions.

Three additional contenders will be chosen on Sunday night — when they will compete for Best in Show.

The 145th Westminster dog show launched on Friday, June 11, and will conclude Sunday, June 13.

The Best in Show is the highest award given at dog shows.

The sought-after trophy will be awarded under a tent outside the Lyndhurst mansion in Tarrytown, not in the sports palace of MSG.

The show also is due to feature four breeds that are eligible to compete for the first time — the barbet, the dogo Argentino, the Belgian Laekenois, and the Biewer terrier.

Read our Westminster Dog Show 2021 live blog below for the very latest news and updates…

  • DOGS REQUIRED TO SIT STILL

    Dogs competing in the show are required to be on display in their assigned locations (show benches) during the entire event – except when shown in the ring, groomed for showtime, or taken outside for elimination.

    This type of presentation allows spectators and breeders alike to have an opportunity of seeing all the entered dogs.

    The Westminster dog show is an all-breed conformation show that has been hosted annually in New York City since 1877.

  • HERE IS SUNDAY SCHEDULE FOR THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW 2021

    The 6th Annual Masters Obedience Championship will run between 9:00am and 4:30pm.

    The 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will run as follows:

    • Judging of Sporting, Working, and Terrier Breeds  9:00am – 4:30pm
    • Junior Showmanship Preliminaries 9:00am – 4:30pm
    • Junior Showmanship Finals 7:00pm- 7:30pm
    • Sporting, Working, and Terrier Groups 7:30pm – 11:00pm
    • Best in Show 
  • WHERE TO STREAM THE DOG SHOW

    .The traditional Westminster breed show, including junior showmanship preliminaries will are on Sunday, June 13, on Fox Sports 2.

    The competitions will also be available to stream on the Fox Now app and Fox Sports app.

  • ATTISON

    Adorable pooch Attison has won Best in Breed for Komondorok dogs.

  • THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE

    Hundreds of dogs may have entered the prestigious competition and while there are various group winners – there is only one Best in Show.

    Judging the final contestants takes place from 7.30pm EST.

  • WALKIES!

    The dogs are already strutting their stuff on the, er, ‘cat’ walk.

  • WHAT IS THE LYNDHURST ESTATE?

    The 2021 Westminster dog show will be held on the lawn at the Lyndhurst estate in Tarrytown, New York.

    Lyndhurst is also known as the Jay Gould Mansion and sits on a 67 acre park near the Hudson River.

    The is the first time in its 145-year history that the famous dog competition show will be held outside of New York City.

  • THE GROUP WINNERS SO FAR

    Hound group

    GROUP WINNER: GCHP CH Pinnacle Kentucky Bourbon (Whippets)

    Toy group

    GROUP WINNER: GCHG CH Pequest Wasabi (Pekingese)

    Non-sporting group

    GROUP WINNER: GCHP CH Chaselands Mathew Moss (French Bulldog)

    Herding group

    GROUP WINNER: GCH CH Bugaboo’s Courage Of Conviction (Old English Sheepdog)

  • BARRY BONDS IS BACK AT SHOW

    Bonds and his dog Rocky are part of the 145th Westminster Dog Show, with the miniature schnauzer participating in the terrier group during the event.

    Bonds, making an appearance on FS1 extolling the virtues of his pup, was glowing when discussing his dog on the broadcast.

    “About 25 years, my sister bought a miniature schnauzer, and I got one with her,” Bonds said on the broadcast. … “She does all the work. I’m not gonna sit there and say I do — I don’t do much. My sister does it all. I support her to death. She’s my best friend in the whole wide world.

    “This is just amazing,” Bonds continued. “Just to be here, to see it. It’s beautiful. I’ve watched it on TV many years. But to actually be here is amazing, and to actually have a dog here is even more gratifying.”

  • TIME FOR TREATS

    A Bergamasco Sheepdog gets a treat from during the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

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  • EMPIRE STATE OF MIND

    The Empire State Building has been decked out in purple and gold to celebrate the Westminster Kennel Club.

  • BORDIE COLLIE WINS AGILITY TITLE

    A border collie named Verb is the 2021 Masters Agility Champion.

    The win marks his second in three years, with his handler Perry DeWitt, AP News reported.

    DeWitt, of Wyncote, Pennsylvania, said: “He loves it. He puts it all out there.

    ‘It’s his favorite thing to do. He just goes for it.”

  • WHAT TIME IS GROUP JUDGING AND BEST IN SHOW?

    The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show group judging and Best in Show will take place between 7:30pm and 11pm on Sunday, June 13.

  • EYES ON THE PRIZE

    Bearded Collies are lined up during the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog show.

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  • DOGS REQUIRED TO SIT STILL

    Dogs competing in the show are required to be on display in their assigned locations (show benches) during the entire event – except when shown in the ring, groomed for showtime, or taken outside for elimination.

    This type of presentation allows spectators and breeders alike to have an opportunity of seeing all the entered dogs.

    The Westminster dog show is an all-breed conformation show that has been hosted annually in New York City since 1877.

  • DOG OWNERS CAN ENTER A BEST AT HOME CONTEST

  • RESULTS ARE COMING IN

    The Westminster Kennel Club dog show finals are underway.

    Bourbon the whippet, Wasabi the Pekingese, and Mathew, a French bulldog, were chosen as Best in Show contenders after Saturday’s competition.

    Bourbon previously won the American Kennel Club National Championship show in December and Wasabi is the grandson of Westminster’s 2012 Best in Show, the Associated Press reported.

    Three additional finalists will be chosen on Sunday night — when they all compete for Best in Show.

  • RESULTS ARE COMING IN

    The Westminster Kennel Club dog show finals are underway.

    Bourbon the whippet, Wasabi the Pekingese, and Mathew, a French bulldog, were chosen as Best in Show contenders after Saturday’s competition.

    Bourbon previously won the American Kennel Club National Championship show in December and Wasabi is the grandson of Westminster’s 2012 Best in Show, the Associated Press reported.

    Three additional finalists will be chosen on Sunday night — when they all compete for Best in Show.

  • DEDICATED TO THE PUPS

    The Empire State Building will honor all the dogs competing in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show with purple and gold lights.

  • WHO OWNS LAST YEAR’S WINNER?

    Siba the poodle is owned by Connie S. Unger and William Lee of Northampton County, Pa.

    Siba the Standard Poodle won Best in Show at the 2020 Westminster Dog Show.

    The three-year-old poodle’s full entry name is GCHP CH Stone Run Afternoon Tea.

  • BULLDOGS LINE UP

    Dog handlers stand by bulldogs during the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog show.

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  • TREATS FOR GOOD DOGS

    A dalmatian receives a snack during the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog show.

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  • BIEWER TERRIER GETS GROOMED

    A Biewer Terrier gets groomed during the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

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  • WHERE TO STREAM THE DOG SHOW

    .The traditional Westminster breed show, including junior showmanship preliminaries will are on Sunday, June 13, on Fox Sports 2.

    The competitions will also be available to stream on the Fox Now app and Fox Sports app.

  • RAISING AWARENESS

    The Westminster Dog Show has partnered with Purina and Red Rover’s Purple Leash Project.

    The partnership will raise awareness to create more pet-friendly domestic violence shelters across the US.