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A competitor peers from between a pair of (Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

A competitor peers from between a pair of feet at the Rockland County Kennel Club Dog Show at Rockland Community College in Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

Canines compete for Best in Show in Rockland

The two-day long Rockland County Kennel Club Dog Show, where thousands of dogs from more than a hundred breeds are competing for Best in Show among other awards, began Saturday at the Eugene Levy Fieldhouse at Rockland Community College in Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

A competitor peers from between a pair of
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

A competitor peers from between a pair of feet at the Rockland County Kennel Club Dog Show at Rockland Community College in Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

Lauren Nouvel gives her borzoi, Gennadiy, some love
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Lauren Nouvel gives her borzoi, Gennadiy, some love at the Rockland County Kennel Club dog show at Rockland Community College in Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

A competitor is trotted around at the Rockland
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

A competitor is trotted around at the Rockland County Kennel Club Dog Show at Rockland Community College in Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

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A dog gets a touch-up before entering the
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

A dog gets a touch-up before entering the show ring at the Rockland County Kennel Club dog show at Rockland Community College in Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

A competitor gets a good grooming at the
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

A competitor gets a good grooming at the Rockland County Kennel Club Dog Show at Rockland Community College in Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

Elizabeth Szymanski kneels next to her borzoi, Royal,
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Elizabeth Szymanski kneels next to her borzoi, Royal, at the Rockland County Kennel Club dog show at Rockland Community College in Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

A dog gets a touch-up before entering the
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

A dog gets a touch-up before entering the show ring at the Rockland County Kennel Club dog show at Rockland Community College in Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

Three dachshunds strut their stuff at the Rockland
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Three dachshunds strut their stuff at the Rockland County Kennel Club Dog show at Rockland Community College in Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

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Evelyn Godown grooms Joey the collie at the
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Evelyn Godown grooms Joey the collie at the Rockland County Kennel Club dog show at Rockland Community College in Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

A dog gets a touch-up before entering the
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

A dog gets a touch-up before entering the show ring at the Rockland County Kennel Club dog show at Rockland Community College in Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

Dogs and owners compete at The Rockland County
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Dogs and owners compete at The Rockland County Kennel Club Dog Show at Rockland Community College in Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

A cocker spaniel gets a blow dry at
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

A cocker spaniel gets a blow dry at the Rockland County Kennel Club dog show at Rockland Community College in Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

Borzois line up at the Rockland County Kennel
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Borzois line up at the Rockland County Kennel Club dog show at Rockland Community College in Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

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Dog owners compete at The Rockland County Kennel
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Dog owners compete at The Rockland County Kennel Club Dog Show at Rockland Community College in Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

A borzoi competes at the Rockland County Kennel
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

A borzoi competes at the Rockland County Kennel Club dog show at Rockland Community College in Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

A borzoi competes at the Rockland County Kennel
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

A borzoi competes at the Rockland County Kennel Club dog show at Rockland Community College in Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

A dog gets a touch-up before entering the
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

A dog gets a touch-up before entering the show ring at the Rockland County Kennel Club dog show at Rockland Community College in Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

A dog gets a touch-up before entering the
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

A dog gets a touch-up before entering the show ring at the Rockland County Kennel Club dog show at Rockland Community College in Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

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Competitors line up at the Rockland County Kennel
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Competitors line up at the Rockland County Kennel Club Dog Show at Rockland Community College in Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

Grooming supplies are readily available at the Rockland
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Grooming supplies are readily available at the Rockland County Kennel Club dog show at Rockland Community College in Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

A poodle is photographed after grooming at the
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

A poodle is photographed after grooming at the Rockland County Kennel Club dog show at Rockland Community College in Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

A dog gets a touch-up before entering the
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

A dog gets a touch-up before entering the show ring at the Rockland County Kennel Club dog show at Rockland Community College in Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

A judge checks the teeth on a competitor
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

A judge checks the teeth on a competitor at the Rockland County Kennel Club dog show at Rockland Community College in Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

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A borzoi competes at the Rockland County Kennel
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

A borzoi competes at the Rockland County Kennel Club dog show at Rockland Community College in Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

Lauren Nouvel shows her borzoi, Gennadiy, at the
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Lauren Nouvel shows her borzoi, Gennadiy, at the Rockland County Kennel Club dog show at Rockland Community College in Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

A french bulldog gets attention at the Rockland
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

A french bulldog gets attention at the Rockland County Kennel Club dog show at Rockland Community College in Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

A woolly competitor sits at the Rockland County
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

A woolly competitor sits at the Rockland County Kennel Club dog show at Rockland Community College in Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

Lauren Nouvel gives her borzoi, Gennadiy, some love
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Lauren Nouvel gives her borzoi, Gennadiy, some love at the Rockland County Kennel Club dog show at Rockland Community College in Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

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A dog gets a touch-up before entering the
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

A dog gets a touch-up before entering the show ring at the Rockland County Kennel Club dog show held at Rockland Community College in Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

A grooming table wears remnants of competitors at
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

A grooming table wears remnants of competitors at the Rockland County Kennel Club dog show at Rockland Community College in Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

Competitors at the Rockland County Dog Show held
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Competitors at the Rockland County Dog Show held in Rockland Community College, Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

Collies compete at the Rockland County Kennel Club
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Collies compete at the Rockland County Kennel Club dog show held in Rockland Community College, Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

A competitor sits in an exhibition area at
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

A competitor sits in an exhibition area at the Rockland County Kennel Club Dog Show at Rockland Community College inSuffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

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The grooming area is seen at the Rockland
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

The grooming area is seen at the Rockland County Kennel Club dog show Rockland Community College in Suffern. (Feb. 23, 2013)

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