New Breeds at Westminster Dog Show

This year, 6 new breeds, including the Finnish Lapphund and the Cesky Terrier, will make their debut at Westminster Kennel Club’s 136th Annual Dog Show.

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Nikkie Kinzigner performs a trick with Tibetan terrier Reese, winner of an award of merit, backstage at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, first held in 1877, is the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the US, second only to the Kentucky Derby. 960 1280

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Dog handlers compete with their Shetland sheepdogs in ring 5 at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

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Pekingese Malachy poses for photographers after winning Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

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Mickey, a 7-year-old Saint Bernard, takes a bath with the help of "Auntie" Frances (left) and owner/breeder Cathy (right). 960 1280

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Terriwood Mojo, a Cairn terrier, is styled by breeder/co-owner Tom Godwin, at the Hotel Pennsylvania. This is Mojo's third year at Westminster; he traveled from Washington State via plane. 960 1280

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Matthew Perry competes with his papillon, Cricket, in the Junior Showmanship Preliminaries at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

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Dylan, a sky terrier from Nova Scotia, is groomed prior to being shown at Madison Square Garden. 960 1280

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Andrew Mueller, 10, competes with his Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Stella, in the Junior Showmanship Preliminaries at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

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Derek, a standard poodle, is groomed by her owner Gail Wolaniuk of Garnet Valley, PA, backstage at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

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Dogs and their significant others wait backstage at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

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Emma Echols competes with her Yorkshire terrier, Tucker, in the Junior Showmanship Preliminaries at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

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Irish setter Grand Champion Shadagee Caught Red Handed, winner of the Sporting Group, is handled by Adam Bernardin at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

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In the Annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition, each dog has 10 minutes to catch his or her top two waves and is scored on confidence level, length of ride and overall ability to 'grip it and rip it.' 960 1280

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The Annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition is an extension of Loews Hotels' award-winning Loews Loves Pets program and has become a hugely successful fundraiser for non-profit organizations. 960 1280

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Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition is the nation's original surfing competition for man's best friend. 960 1280

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Pups can compete in the small dog, large dog or tandem (dog and owner on the same surfboard) categories. 960 1280

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Huntington Beach, aka Surf City USA, is going to the dogs when it hosts the sixth annual Surf City Surf Dog, set for September of 2014. 960 1280

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Located in Orange County, Huntington Beach is a beach town known for hosting elite surfing tournaments, including the US Open of Surfing, the largest surfing competition in the world, and the first of its kind, Surf City Surf Dog. 960 1280

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A Jack Russell Terrier rides on the nose of his surfboard during the Loews Surf Dog Competition in Imperial Beach. 960 1280

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Surf dog Abbie gives her owner Michael Uy a lick after catching a wave during a training session in Del Mar, California. The 'Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon,' like many of the growing number of dog surfing events being held in southern California each year, is a fundraiser for pet-related charities. 960 1280

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A two-year-old Pug named Bentley rides a wave at the 4th annual Helen Woodward Animal Center "Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon" at dog beach in Del Mar. 960 1280

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These top dogs win awards for their "best in show" surfing ability. 960 1280

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This English Bulldog's surfing style is quite unique: ride the surfboard laying down. 960 1280

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A proud owner cheers as her dog rides a wave to the beach. 960 1280

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Now, that's talent: two people and a dog ride a wave on one surfboard. 960 1280

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This pooch gets points for style in her tropics-inspired costume. 960 1280

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English Bulldogs Louie and Betsy ride a wave together during the Loews Surf Dog Competition in Imperial Beach. 960 1280

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Pups are judged for their ability to 'grip it and rip it' at the Loews Surf Dog Competition. 960 1280

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Nikkie Kinzigner performs a trick with Tibetan terrier Reese, winner of an award of merit, backstage at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, first held in 1877, is the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the US, second only to the Kentucky Derby. 960 1280

Michael Nagle/Getty Images  

Dog handlers compete with their Shetland sheepdogs in ring 5 at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

Michael Nagle/Getty Images  

Pekingese Malachy poses for photographers after winning Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

Michael Nagle/Getty Images  

Mickey, a 7-year-old Saint Bernard, takes a bath with the help of "Auntie" Frances (left) and owner/breeder Cathy (right). 960 1280

Elizabeth Fraser, Travel Channel Media.  

Terriwood Mojo, a Cairn terrier, is styled by breeder/co-owner Tom Godwin, at the Hotel Pennsylvania. This is Mojo's third year at Westminster; he traveled from Washington State via plane. 960 1280

Elizabeth Fraser, Travel Channel Media  

Matthew Perry competes with his papillon, Cricket, in the Junior Showmanship Preliminaries at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

Michael Nagle/Getty Images  

Dylan, a sky terrier from Nova Scotia, is groomed prior to being shown at Madison Square Garden. 960 1280

Elizabeth Fraser, Travel Channel Media  

Andrew Mueller, 10, competes with his Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Stella, in the Junior Showmanship Preliminaries at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

Michael Nagle/Getty Images  

Derek, a standard poodle, is groomed by her owner Gail Wolaniuk of Garnet Valley, PA, backstage at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

Michael Nagle/Getty Images  

Dogs and their significant others wait backstage at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

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Emma Echols competes with her Yorkshire terrier, Tucker, in the Junior Showmanship Preliminaries at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

Michael Nagle/Getty Images  

Irish setter Grand Champion Shadagee Caught Red Handed, winner of the Sporting Group, is handled by Adam Bernardin at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

Michael Nagle/Getty Images