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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Bubba, an Australian shepherd, arrives at the Hotel Pennsylvania in NYC after an 8-hour drive from Jamestown, NY, in advance of the 2013 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

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Arriving by car from Pennsylvania, French bulldog Glamour (bottom) gets ready for her first competition at the 2013 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

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Romeo, a 21-month-old German pincher from California arrived on a red-eye Friday morning before the blizzard hit New York City for his first appearance at the Westminster Dog Show. 960 1280

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Three-year-old American Eskimo Tuiyok gets a bath in the spa at the Roosevelt Hotel in advance of his second appearance at the Westminster Dog Show. 960 1280

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Australian shepherd Brodie stretches his legs after an 8 1/2-hour car ride from Jamestown, NY. 960 1280

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Three-and-a-half-year-old miniature poodle Sharona gets trimmed and groomed before her big appearance on Monday. 960 1280

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Duck tolling retriever Cruiser and golden retriever Oz take a stroll in New York City with handler Kristin. 960 1280

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Owner Shirley unloads her Spinoni Italiano after a long drive from Florida to New York City. 960 1280

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Emmy stands in the lobby of the Pennsylvania Hotel with her sheltie Amber; they're the only competitors from Alaska and managed to make it to New York City after 3 flight cancellations due to winter storm Nemo. 960 1280

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Tashi, an 8-year-old Tibetan terrier scopes out the activity in the lobby with owner Joyce. 960 1280

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London, a standard poodle, keeps calm during a 2 1/2-hour grooming session. 960 1280

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Chinese crested Buster waits in the lobby before his first appearance at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

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Springer spaniel Patron flew in from San Diego for this competition. 960 1280

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Clumber spaniel Brodie awaits grooming after a bath in the dog spa. 960 1280

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After a 24-hour train ride from Alabama, Bernese mountain dog Amador Lovita is tuckered out. 960 1280

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Clumber spaniel Freddie is so fresh and clean after a bath in the dog spa. 960 1280

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Dalmation Lindsey and owner Liz have no complaints after flying Delta in from Tacoma, WA, to New York City for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

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A very fluffy keeshond at the end of a long grooming session. 960 1280

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An English toy spaniel arrives by car service to Pier 92 for group judging at the Westminster Dog Show. 960 1280

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An obedient Italian greyhound during the group judging session at Pier 92 in New York City. 960 1280

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Old English sheepdog sisters Noni and Eva stay out of the rain while waiting for the shuttle bus to take them to Pier 92 for the Westminster Dog Show. 960 1280

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A 15-month-old pug from New Hampshire named “Moves Like Jagger” is exhausted after his morning group judging session. 960 1280

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Eli, a long-coat chihuahua, gets groomed in advance of judging. 960 1280

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A group of toy Manchester terriers during their judging at the Westminster Dog Show. 960 1280

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Shih Tzu Olivia flew in all the way from Hawaii for her appearance at the dog show. 960 1280

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A borzoi arrives in luxury for the Westminster Dog Show. 960 1280

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A standard poodle gets some final primping before the group judging event. 960 1280

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Photos

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

Michael Nagle/Getty Images  

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

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