Another NFL season has come to a close and MLB is preparing for Spring Training, but before pitchers and catchers report, a special group of four-legged athletes compete for their ultimate prize in the MASTERS AGILITY CHAMPIONSHIP AT WESTMINSTER on Saturday, Feb. 13 (8:00 PM ET). FS1 presents coverage of the third annual event live from Pier 94 in New York City as some of America’s swiftest canines run, jump and weave for the right to be called top dog.
Justin Kutcher, Terry Simons and Jennifer Hale return to call the action, break down performances and interview the winning handlers. Calling the action on the floor, Kutcher is a FOX Sports play-by-play announcer and a voice of the network’s MLB and college football and basketball coverage. Simons, who contributes analysis, is an internationally recognized dog agility competitor and trainer and author of “Ralph’s First Day of School,” an interactive dog training book for children. He has also hosted the American Kennel Club National and Invitational dog agility television specials on Animal Planet. Standing by to interview the winning handlers, Hale is a sideline reporter for the NFL on FOX and for FOX Sports New Orleans’s coverage of the New Orleans Pelicans.
The MASTERS AGILITY CHAMPIONSHIP AT WESTMINSTER is Westminster Kennel Club’s third annual agility trial, held Saturday, Feb. 13 at Pier 94 in New York City and precedes Westminster’s 140th Annual All Breed Dog Show (Feb. 15-16). With its coverage of the agility trial, Westminster and FS1 team up to bring what the American Kennel Club calls “the most exciting canine sport for spectators” to center stage on Westminster weekend, as dogs and their handlers attack the obstacle course of jumps, tunnels, weave poles and more in a timed competition in the fastest-growing dogs sport in the country.
FOX Sports continues its extensive coverage of the Westminster Kennel Club, as the organizations announced in July a 10-year agreement bringing Westminster Kennel Club’s conformation show to FS1 and Nat Geo WILD beginning in 2017. FS1 remains home to the Master’s Agility Championship at Westminster through 2026.