Meet the local canines competing at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

Credit: Denise Flaim

Pepper (Revodana's Red Hot Chili Pepper) is a Rhodesian ridgeback co-owned by former Newsday pets columnist Denise Flaim of Sea Cliff. Favorite toy: stuffed duck.

Credit: Steve Sufman

Quixote (Traveling Man) is a chow chow, age 6, who's co-owned by Victor Fernandez of Commack and breeder-handler Linda Albert. Claim to fame: He is a grandson of Martha Stewart’s Paw Paw, and in 2010 was the Best of Breed winner at Westminster.

Credit: Miriam Neary

Emma (Broadcreek's What Wuz I Thinkin') is a Belgian malinoi, 9 months old, whose owner and handler is Miriam Neary of Mastic. Favorite treat: beef jerky.

Credit: Angela Wrenn

Remy (Riverside's Remington Magical Gun) is a Welsh Springer spaniel co-owned by Robin Sieranski and Paul Nardone Jr., of Bayville, and Angela and Chuck Wrenn of Mechanicsville, Va., and handled by Lori Mowery (pictured). Favorite pastime: swimming and sailing with his owners.

Credit: Andrea Samuels

Fame (StarStruck Remember My Name) is a 3-year-old Papillon owned, bred and handled by Andrea Samuels of Westbury. Favorite treat: boiled sweet potatoes.

Credit: Merrilee D'Antonio

Philo (Mystic Oz’s Lights Camera Action) is a 5-year-old Samoyed co-owned by Andrew D'Antonio and handler Merrilee D'Antonio of Massapequa. Claim to fame: Philo won the category of Most Weight Pulled in 2013 at the Samoyed national weight pull in Dallas.

Credit: Klaudia Wozowczyk

Diesel (Crestridge-Hollywood's Bull-Dozer) is a 3-year-old bull mastiff owned by William Andrew D'Angelo of Coram and handled by Hal Burton of Rocky Point. Favorite toy: Nylabone.

Credit: Pete Festa

Chinette (Festabull Fine White China) is a bulldog whose breeder-owner-handler is Long Island Bull Dog Club president Peter J. Festa of Smithtown. Favorite pastime: playing in the snow.

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Malibu (Claddagh's Wild Knights at Woods Hafen) is a 2-year-old German shorthaired pointer whose breeder-owner-handler is Catherine Iacopelli of East Meadow. Claim to fame: Malibu is the star of the "Watering the Roses With Malibu" video with more than 130,000 views on

Credit: Julia Haight

Tomi (Frerose Tomi Arashi Kate) is a 2-year-old shiba inu owned and handled by Julia Haight of Hicksville. Favorite toy: Pillow Pet panda.

Credit: Mary Merlo

Vincenzo (Evergreen Good Intentions) a 4-year-old Irish setter bred, owned and handled by Mary Merlo of Mastic Beach. Favorite pastime: playing with the family’s other dog, a Mexican hairless.

Credit: Alison Schroeder

Louis (Nom Pariel's Matinee Idol) is a 3-year-old French bulldog owned and handled by Alison Schroeder of Glen Head. Favorite treat: licking the yogurt container.

Credit: Jan Budnick

PJ (Highbrass Plenty of Jazz), one of the Long Island dogs in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, is a 4-year-old German shorthaired pointer owned and handled by Jan Budnick of Syosset. Favorite toy: stuffed bird.

Credit: Andrew Robertson

Willow (Swirling Kilt's Brisg Willow) is a 2-year-old Cairn terrier co-owned by Mary Ann Robertson and handler Andrew Robertson of West Sayville. Favorite treat: grilled chicken breast.

Credit: Justine Layser

Saber (Socialite's En Garde) is a Havanese co-owned by Cara Rutzel of Levittown, Ann Barbaccia of Dix Hills and Ashleigh Rutzel of Levittown, who is also the dog's breeder and handler. Favorite pastime: running and being chased.

Credit: Bill Miller

Faith (Top Gun Keeping Faith) is a 1-year-old Boykin spaniel bred, owned and handled by Jacquelin DeAngelo of Ridge. Favorite treat: baked liver.

Credit: Bill Miller

Luke (Top Gun Lone Wolf) is a 1-year-old Boykin spaniel bred, owned and handled by Jacquelin DeAngelo of Ridge. Favorite treat: baked liver. Claim to fame: His mother, Coco, and sister, Faith, are also champion show dogs.

Credit: Michael Mentasti

Troy (Hillock's Mango Tango) is a 7-year-old golden retriever co-owned by Rose Mentasti and handler Michael Mentasti of Commack. Claim to fame: Troy took Best of Breed at the 2011 National Dog Show in Philadelphia.

Credit: Sharon Ferraro

Flex (Exlysta Reflects the Sky) is a 6-year-old Afghan hound owned by Sharon Ferraro of Montauk and Donald Vasti of East Patchogue. Favorite treat: baked steak or liver.

Credit: Yoni Levy

Mr. America the Leonberger (Starhavens Irresistible American Idol) is a 3-year-old Leonberger owned by Morgan Avila of Lynbrook. Claim to fame: He's set to appear in the forthcoming Denzel Washington film "The Equalizer."

Credit: Barbara Piercy Snyder

Tyler (Kennedy's Ivy Rose Tyler Tells It Like It Is) is a 9-month-old Boston terrier owned by Claudia Dickinson and Bradley Dickinson of Montauk. Favorite pastime: romping on the beach.


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