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Photos: Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show 2013

Best in Show judge Michael Dougherty, left, congratulates

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) Photo Credit: Getty Images

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

A Yorkshire terrier is judged with the toy
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A Yorkshire terrier is judged with the toy group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in Manhattan. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Banana Joe, an Affenpinscher and winner of the
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Banana Joe, an Affenpinscher and winner of the the toy group, is shown by Ernesto Lara during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in Manhattan. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Banana Joe, an Affenpinscher and winner of the
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Banana Joe, an Affenpinscher and winner of the the toy group, is shown by Ernesto Lara during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in Manhattan. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Owen, a standard poodle, is groomed before judging
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Owen, a standard poodle, is groomed before judging at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Manhattan. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Judge Joan P. Scott (R) looks at Rein,
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Judge Joan P. Scott (R) looks at Rein, an American Eskimo Dog, with handler Sandy Ray (L) at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 11, 2013 in New York. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

A woman wears a Poodle sweater as she
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A woman wears a Poodle sweater as she watches judging at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 11, 2013 in New York. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

A standard Poodle is groomed before judging at
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A standard Poodle is groomed before judging at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 11, 2013 in New York. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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)

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: A Shih
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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: 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. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: Teddy, a
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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: Teddy, a Cavalier King Charge Spaniel, is brushed and dried 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. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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)

A French bulldog waits to be judged at
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A French bulldog waits to be judged at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Manhattan. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Dora, a 1 � year old miniature smooth
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Dora, a 1 � year old miniature smooth haired dachshund, hails from Stonybrook and is joined by breeder, handler, and owner Robyn Gianopoulos at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Manhattan. (Feb. 11, 2013)

A Pomeranian poses at 137th Westminster Kennel Club
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A Pomeranian poses at 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Manhattan. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Maverick, a 4-year-old old English sheepdog from Fresh
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Maverick, a 4-year-old old English sheepdog from Fresh Meadows, Queens, joins the competition at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Emmett, a 3-year-old Affenpinscher, participates in the 137th
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Emmett, a 3-year-old Affenpinscher, participates in the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Moon, a 3-year-old whippet from Wisconsin, gets a
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Moon, a 3-year-old whippet from Wisconsin, gets a last-minute touchup with white powder backstage at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. (Feb. 11, 2013)

After a long day at the 137th Westminster
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After a long day at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Pink, a Norwegian buhund, takes a quick nap. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Natalie, a 6-year-old Shetland sheepdog from Maryland, participates
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Natalie, a 6-year-old Shetland sheepdog from Maryland, participates in the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Ryder, an Afghan Hound from Holtsville, gets a
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Ryder, an Afghan Hound from Holtsville, gets a last-minute grooming before entering the ring at 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Dora, a miniature smooth-haired dachshund from Stony Brook,
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Dora, a miniature smooth-haired dachshund from Stony Brook, at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Credo the Bloodhound, gives Michael and Kimberly Hansen
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Credo the Bloodhound, gives Michael and Kimberly Hansen a warm hello at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Dalmatians take center stage in their ring at
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Dalmatians take center stage in their ring at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Lucas, an Irish setter from Virginia, gets a
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Lucas, an Irish setter from Virginia, gets a last-minute grooming before heading to the ring at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Maverick, a 4-year-old Old English sheepdog, hails from
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Maverick, a 4-year-old Old English sheepdog, hails from Fresh Meadows, Queens, and joins the competition at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Chino, a 1-year-old Lhasa Apso from Iowa, participates
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Chino, a 1-year-old Lhasa Apso from Iowa, participates in the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Joan Behrend shows Bebe, a 2-year-old Pomeranian from
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Joan Behrend shows Bebe, a 2-year-old Pomeranian from Ronkonkoma, at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. They take home the title Winners Bitch purple ribbon. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Pollyanna, a Maltese, is groomed for her judging
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Pollyanna, a Maltese, is groomed for her judging session at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Manhattan. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Jamie Bennett grooms Benjamin, a Yorkshire Terrier, before
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Jamie Bennett grooms Benjamin, a Yorkshire Terrier, before judging at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. (Feb. 11, 2013)

A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is judged at
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A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is judged at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Rein, an American Eskimo Dog, with handler Sandy
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Rein, an American Eskimo Dog, with handler Sandy Ray during judging at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. (Feb. 11, 2013)

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: Bearded collies
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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: Bearded collies compete in the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. (Feb. 11, 2013)

A standard poodle prepares to compete in the
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A standard poodle prepares to compete in the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Teddy, a Cavalier King Charge Spaniel, is brushed
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Teddy, a Cavalier King Charge Spaniel, is brushed and dried at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. (Feb. 11, 2013)

An Afghan Hound is judged during the 137th
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An Afghan Hound is judged during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show 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. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Pomeranians are shown in the ring during the
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Pomeranians are shown in the ring during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York City. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Pomeranians are shown in the ring during the
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Pomeranians are shown in the ring during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club dog show at Pier 92 in Manhattan. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Pari, an English Toy Spaniel, gets a blow
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Pari, an English Toy Spaniel, gets a blow dry before judging at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Manhattan. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Angel, a 2-year-old toy poodle from Houston, is
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Angel, a 2-year-old toy poodle from Houston, is groomed prior to competition at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Manhattan. (Feb. 11, 2013)

A handler shows a standard poodle in the
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A handler shows a standard poodle in the ring during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York City. (Feb. 11, 2013)

A handler places a smooth coat Chihuahua on
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A handler places a smooth coat Chihuahua on the table for inspection during competition at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York City. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Karen Spinazzola, background, and David Bowen, of Cleveland,
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Karen Spinazzola, background, and David Bowen, of Cleveland, Ohio, groom Vinny, a Chinese Crested during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York City. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Michelle Ridenour, of Novi, Michigan, grooms Tigger, a
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Michelle Ridenour, of Novi, Michigan, grooms Tigger, a 3-year-old Pomeranian, during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York City. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Linda Scott of Odessa, Texas, grooms Pink, a
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Linda Scott of Odessa, Texas, grooms Pink, a 2-year-old bulldog, at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Manhattan. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Two Neopolitan bull mastiffs named Paparazzi and Ruben
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Two Neopolitan bull mastiffs named Paparazzi and Ruben ride the elevator with their owners after checking into the Hotel Pennsylvania at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Manhattan. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Mac, an Australian Terrier from Sarasota, Fla., runs
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Mac, an Australian Terrier from Sarasota, Fla., runs on a treadmill in a doggie spa inside the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York. The hotel is located across the street from Madison Square Garden, home of the Westminster Dog Show. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Owner Darla Daugherty, of Danville, Ind., arrives with
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Owner Darla Daugherty, of Danville, Ind., arrives with her Great Pyrenees named Beren, the No. 1 in his class, and a Cason named Sully at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York. The hotel, directly across from Madison Square Garden, houses dogs participating in the Westminster Dog Show. (Feb. 11, 2013)

A Jack Russell terrier, left, stands by Xcetera
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A Jack Russell terrier, left, stands by Xcetera and Meg, treeing Walker coonhounds, at a news conference kicking off the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Manhattan. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Keaton, a Tibetan terrier, is shown during a
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Keaton, a Tibetan terrier, is shown during a news conference to announce the 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York City. (Feb. 7, 2013)

Oscar, a Greater Swiss Mountain dog, is shown
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Oscar, a Greater Swiss Mountain dog, is shown during a news conference to announce the 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York City. (Feb. 7, 2013)

Turbo, a Jack Russell terrier, is shown during
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Turbo, a Jack Russell terrier, is shown during a news conference to announce the 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York City. (Feb. 7, 2013)

Steed, a berzoi, looks to his handler during
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Steed, a berzoi, looks to his handler during a news conference to announce the 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York City. (Feb. 7, 2013)

Xcetera and Meg, Treeing Walker Coonhounds, stand at
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Xcetera and Meg, Treeing Walker Coonhounds, stand at a news conference kicking off the 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. (Feb. 7, 2013)

Chile, an Afghan hound, is shown during a
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Chile, an Afghan hound, is shown during a news conference to announce the 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York City. (Feb. 7, 2013)

2012 Westminster Kennel Club dog show Best in
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2012 Westminster Kennel Club dog show Best in Show winner, Malachy, a Pekingese, is shown during a news conference to announce the 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York City. (Feb. 7, 2013)

Juliette, a Bernese Mountain dog, is shown during
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Juliette, a Bernese Mountain dog, is shown during a news conference to announce the 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York City. (Feb. 7, 2013)

A Jack Russell terrier, left, stands by Xcetera
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A Jack Russell terrier, left, stands by Xcetera and Meg, Treeing Walker Coonhounds, at a news conference kicking off the 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. (Feb. 7, 2013)

Xcetera and Meg, treeing Walker coonhounds, are shown
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Xcetera and Meg, treeing Walker coonhounds, are shown during a news conference to announce the 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York City. (Feb. 7, 2013)

Aristocrat, a Saint Bernard, is shown during a
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Aristocrat, a Saint Bernard, is shown during a news conference to announce the 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York City. (Feb. 7, 2013)

Schino, an Afghan Hound, drinks a glass of
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Schino, an Afghan Hound, drinks a glass of water at a news conference kicking off the 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. (Feb. 7, 2013)

Mia, a Chihuahua , stands at a news
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Mia, a Chihuahua , stands at a news conference kicking off the 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. This year's event will feature two new breeds at the show, the Treeing Walker Coonhound and Jack Russell terrier, and will take place Feb. 11 and 12. (Feb. 7, 2013)

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