Pups on Parade at Westminster Dog Show

Tibetan terriers, Shetland sheepdogs, Pekingeses and more compete for the ultimate title of Best in Show at the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
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Photo By: Michael Nagle/Getty Images

Photo By: Elizabeth Fraser, Travel Channel Media

Photo By: Michael Nagle/Getty Images

Photo By: Michael Nagle/Getty Images

Photo By: Michael Nagle/Getty Images

Photo By: Michael Nagle/Getty Images

Photo By: Michael Nagle/Getty Images

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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