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Best in Show judge Michael Dougherty, left, congratulates (Credit: Getty Images)

Best in Show judge Michael Dougherty, left, congratulates dog handler Ernesto Lara after his dog Banana Joe, an Affenpincher, won the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. (Feb. 13, 2013)

Photos: Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show 2013

Dogs and handlers participate in the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Manhattan. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Best in Show judge Michael Dougherty, left, congratulates
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Best in Show judge Michael Dougherty, left, congratulates dog handler Ernesto Lara after his dog Banana Joe, an Affenpincher, won the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. (Feb. 13, 2013)

Ernesto Lara celebrates with Banana Joe, an Affenpinscher,
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Ernesto Lara celebrates with Banana Joe, an Affenpinscher, who won Best in Show, during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Banana Joe, an Affenpinscher and winner of the
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Banana Joe, an Affenpinscher and winner of the toy group, is shown by Ernesto Lara during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Feb. 11, 2013)

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Banana Joe was picked as best in show
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Banana Joe was picked as best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club.

Eddie Boyes shows Adam, a smooth fox terrier
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Eddie Boyes shows Adam, a smooth fox terrier and winner of the terrier group, during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Eddie Boyes reacts as Adam, a smooth fox
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Eddie Boyes reacts as Adam, a smooth fox terrier, wins the terrier group during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Matisse, a Portuguese water dog and winner of
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Matisse, a Portuguese water dog and winner of the working group, is shown during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Matisse, a Portuguese water dog and winner of
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Matisse, a Portuguese water dog and winner of the working group, is led around the ring during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club dog show Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Feb. 12, 2013)

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Grace, a St. Bernard, at the Westminster Kennel
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Grace, a St. Bernard, at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 12, 2013 in New York. AFP PHOTO/Stan (Feb. 12, 2013)

A woman wears a dog print shirt at
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A woman wears a dog print shirt at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 12, 2013 in New York. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Paisley, a Wheaten Terrier, sits on a grooming
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Paisley, a Wheaten Terrier, sits on a grooming table before judging at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 12, 2013 in New York. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Great Pyrenees Sky (L) and Gem (R) with
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Great Pyrenees Sky (L) and Gem (R) with Joan Hanover (C) at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 12, 2013 in New York. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Cash, an English Setter, gets a blow dry
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Cash, an English Setter, gets a blow dry from BJ Parsons before judging at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 12, 2013 in New York. (Feb. 12, 2013)

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Sasha, a Tibetan Mastiff, is groomed before judging
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Sasha, a Tibetan Mastiff, is groomed before judging at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 12, 2013 in New York. (Feb. 12, 2013)

3 � year old Bullmastiff Teega calls Kings
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3 � year old Bullmastiff Teega calls Kings Park home and spends the day competing with owner and handler Desi Levendis at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Manhattan. (Feb. 12, 2013)

GCH Dogwdcreek's La Vita E Belle takes Best
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GCH Dogwdcreek's La Vita E Belle takes Best in Breed for the German Shorthaired Pointers at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Manhattan. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Philo, a four-year-old Samoyed, currently lives in Massapequa
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Philo, a four-year-old Samoyed, currently lives in Massapequa with owner/handler Merrilee D'Antonio and participates in the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Manhattan. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Fisher, a 1-year-old Bullmastiff, gives a big hug
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Fisher, a 1-year-old Bullmastiff, gives a big hug backstage at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Manhattan. (Feb. 12, 2013)

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English Setters hang around while waiting to enter
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English Setters hang around while waiting to enter the ring at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Manhattan. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Baba, a 2 � year old Dogue de
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Baba, a 2 � year old Dogue de Bordeaux, takes a break during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Manhattan. (Feb. 12, 2013)

German Shorthaired Pointers line up in the Ring
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German Shorthaired Pointers line up in the Ring 12 at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Manhattan. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Dressed for the occasion, Lodi, a 19-month-old Curly
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Dressed for the occasion, Lodi, a 19-month-old Curly Coated Retriever hangs backstage at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Manhattan. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Joe Diaz, of Smithtown, runs with Payton, a
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Joe Diaz, of Smithtown, runs with Payton, a 2 � year old Weimaraner at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Manhattan. (Feb. 12, 2013)

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Wally, also known as the Big Cheese, is
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Wally, also known as the Big Cheese, is a three-year-old English Mastiff and lays out on the sidelines before competition at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Manhattan. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Cathy Iacopelli holds Malibu, her 1-year-old German Shorthaired
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Cathy Iacopelli holds Malibu, her 1-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer in place as a judge checks the hind legs in the ring at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Manhattan. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Cole, 5 1/2, is a German Shorthaired Pointer
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Cole, 5 1/2, is a German Shorthaired Pointer from East Meadow and lays on his table while his nails get trimmed on second day of the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Manhattan. (Feb. 12, 2013)

3 � year old Bullmastiff Teega calls Kings
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3 � year old Bullmastiff Teega calls Kings Park home and spends the day competing with owner and handler Desi Levendis at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Manhattan. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Link, 2, is a German Short Haired Pointer
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Link, 2, is a German Short Haired Pointer from East Meadow and flashes his pearly whites as his owner Cathy Iacopelli gives him a last minute fur trim on the second day of the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Manhattan. (Feb. 12, 2013)

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Great Danes take center stage early in the
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Great Danes take center stage early in the day on the second day of the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Manhattan. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Great Danes take center stage early in the
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Great Danes take center stage early in the day on the second day of the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Manhattan. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Barry, a Komondorok, at the Westminster Kennel Club
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Barry, a Komondorok, at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. (Feb. 12, 2013)

An Afghan Hound competes during the 137th Westminster
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An Afghan Hound competes during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 11, 2013 in New York City. A total of 2,721 dogs from 187 breeds and varieties are to compete in the event, hailed by organizers as the second oldest sporting competition in America, after the Kentucky Derby. The Best in Show dog is to be selected at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Sasha, a Tibetian Mastiff, is groomed by Shea
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Sasha, a Tibetian Mastiff, is groomed by Shea Skinner, left, and Jordan Rothell at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. (Feb. 12, 2013)

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Ava Goldberg, 7, pets Teddy, a Cavalier King
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Ava Goldberg, 7, pets Teddy, a Cavalier King Charge Spaniel, at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 11, 2013 in New York City. A total of 2,721 dogs from 187 breeds and varieties are to compete in the event, hailed by organizers as the second oldest sporting competition in America, after the Kentucky Derby. The Best in Show dog is to be selected at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Cash, an English Setter, gets a blow dry
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Cash, an English Setter, gets a blow dry from BJ Parsons before judging at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. (Feb. 12, 2013)

A Boston Terrier waits backstage before competing in
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A Boston Terrier waits backstage before competing in the Non-Sporting group at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. (Feb. 11, 2013)

The American Foxhound tool the lead, scoring first
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The American Foxhound tool the lead, scoring first place in the hound group at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. (Feb. 11, 2013)

A Shih Tzu shows off some bling during
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A Shih Tzu shows off some bling during competition at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. (Feb. 11, 2013)

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A Shih Tzu prepares to compete in the
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A Shih Tzu prepares to compete in the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 11, 2013 in New York City. A total of 2,721 dogs from 187 breeds and varieties are to compete in the event, hailed by organizers as the second oldest sporting competition in America, after the Kentucky Derby. The Best in Show dog is to be selected at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night. (Feb. 11, 2013)

In the Herding group, Old English Sheepdog, also
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In the Herding group, Old English Sheepdog, also known as Bugaboo's Picture Perfect, wins first place in the herding group during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Teddy, a Gordon Setter, is groomed before judging
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Teddy, a Gordon Setter, is groomed before judging at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. (Feb. 12, 2013)

English Setters are groomed before judging at the
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English Setters are groomed before judging at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Showin New York City. (Feb. 12, 2013)

A Weimaraner rests on a blanket at the
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A Weimaraner rests on a blanket at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. (Feb. 12, 2013)

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Sasha, a Tibetan Mastiff, is groomed before judging
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Sasha, a Tibetan Mastiff, is groomed before judging at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. (Feb. 12, 2013)

A row of Samoyeds are groomed at the
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A row of Samoyeds are groomed at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Great Pyrenees Sky (L) and Gem (R) with
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Great Pyrenees Sky (L) and Gem (R) with Joan Hanover (C) at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. (Feb. 12, 2013)

A St. Bernard takes a nap at the
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A St. Bernard takes a nap at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Grace, a St. Bernard, at the Westminster Kennel
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Grace, a St. Bernard, at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. (Feb. 12, 2013)

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Honor, a Bichon Frise, and winner of the
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Honor, a Bichon Frise, and winner of the non-sporting group, is held by handler Lisa Bettis during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in Manhattan. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Lisa Bettis, shows, Honor, a Bichon Frise, of

Lisa Bettis, shows, Honor, a Bichon Frise, of Indiana, and winner of the non-sporting group, during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in Manhattan. (Feb. 11, 2013)

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