Top dogs to compete in Westminster show starting Monday

Philo is a 5-year-old Samoyed owned by Andrew

(Credit: Philo, a 5-year-old Samoyed, competing in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. (Merrilee D'Antonio))

Three newly admitted breeds will be among 3,000 dogs strutting their stuff in New York City at the 138th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Monday and Tuesday in the popular event's largest gathering since 1990.

This year's dogs come from all 50 states, organizers said, with the majority from New York and California. There are at least 127 foreign entries, including dogs from Finland,...

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Mutts will be in Westminster Dog Show for the first time ever this year

Alfie, a poodle terrier mix, tackled a miniature

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They let the dogs in!

For the first time ever, "all American dogs" (i.e. mutts) will be participating in the Westminster Kennel Club Annual All Breed Dog Show.

Mutts will compete with purebreds in the First Masters Agility Championship on Feb. 8 at Pier 94 in the club's 138th annual show. The timed, skills-based competition is judged on a handler's ability to direct a dog through...

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