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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David Frei, the Westminster Kennel Club’s director of communications, leads Hickory, a Scottish Deerhound and reigning Best in Show champion, across 7th Avenue at 31st Street, followed by 5 new breeds allowed to enter this year’s dog show. 960 1280

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Hoss, an Entlebucher Mountain Dog, poses for the press with owner Paula Lacker. 960 1280

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A close-up of Hickory, 2011’s Best in Show winner at the Westminster Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show (owners: Scott and Cecilia Dove). 960 1280

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Proud owner, Jose Barrera, holds up Alma Duce, a Xoloitzcuintli (show-lo-itz-quint-ly), for the cameras. Alma only traveled 5 blocks south for the shoot. She wears a handmade jade collar from her owner, a jeweler to the stars. 960 1280

Elizabeth Fraser  

Hoss, pictured, traveled all the way from Cincinnati for the press conference, the farthest of all the dogs. 960 1280

Elizabeth Fraser  

Katrina, a Cesky Terrier, looks up at owner Loren Marino during the press conference that followed the 7th Avenue walk. 960 1280

Elizabeth Fraser  

Eowyn, a Norwegian Lundehund, gets up close and personal. She traveled with her owner from Syracuse, NY, for the walk. 960 1280

Elizabeth Fraser  

Owner Harvey Sanderson holds up Eowyn's paw for the camera. Norwegian Lundehunds are known for their 5-fingered paws, which make them excellent mountain climbers. 960 1280

Elizabeth Fraser  

Katrina, a Cesky Terrier, poses for the cameras. She traveled with her owner from Manchester, NJ. 960 1280

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Myles, a Finnish Lapphund, arrived from the Bronx with excited owner Barbara Kennedy. 960 1280

Elizabeth Fraser  

Game Changer, an American English Coonhound, traveled with owner Richard Moore, from Jamaica Estates in the NYC borough of Queens. 960 1280

Elizabeth Fraser  

All 6 new breeds stand together: (left to right) Eowyn (owner: Harvey Sanderson), Katrina (owner: Loren Marino), Game Changer (owner: Richard Moore), Alma (owner: Jose Barrera), Myles (owner: Barbara Kennedy), and Hoss (owner: Paula Lacker). 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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David Frei, the Westminster Kennel Club’s director of communications, leads Hickory, a Scottish Deerhound and reigning Best in Show champion, across 7th Avenue at 31st Street, followed by 5 new breeds allowed to enter this year’s dog show. 960 1280

Elizabeth Fraser  

Hoss, an Entlebucher Mountain Dog, poses for the press with owner Paula Lacker. 960 1280

Elizabeth Fraser  

A close-up of Hickory, 2011’s Best in Show winner at the Westminster Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show (owners: Scott and Cecilia Dove). 960 1280

Elizabeth Fraser  

Proud owner, Jose Barrera, holds up Alma Duce, a Xoloitzcuintli (show-lo-itz-quint-ly), for the cameras. Alma only traveled 5 blocks south for the shoot. She wears a handmade jade collar from her owner, a jeweler to the stars. 960 1280

Elizabeth Fraser  

Hoss, pictured, traveled all the way from Cincinnati for the press conference, the farthest of all the dogs. 960 1280

Elizabeth Fraser  

Katrina, a Cesky Terrier, looks up at owner Loren Marino during the press conference that followed the 7th Avenue walk. 960 1280

Elizabeth Fraser  

Eowyn, a Norwegian Lundehund, gets up close and personal. She traveled with her owner from Syracuse, NY, for the walk. 960 1280

Elizabeth Fraser  

Owner Harvey Sanderson holds up Eowyn's paw for the camera. Norwegian Lundehunds are known for their 5-fingered paws, which make them excellent mountain climbers. 960 1280

Elizabeth Fraser  

Katrina, a Cesky Terrier, poses for the cameras. She traveled with her owner from Manchester, NJ. 960 1280

Elizabeth Fraser  

Myles, a Finnish Lapphund, arrived from the Bronx with excited owner Barbara Kennedy. 960 1280

Elizabeth Fraser  

Game Changer, an American English Coonhound, traveled with owner Richard Moore, from Jamaica Estates in the NYC borough of Queens. 960 1280

Elizabeth Fraser  

All 6 new breeds stand together: (left to right) Eowyn (owner: Harvey Sanderson), Katrina (owner: Loren Marino), Game Changer (owner: Richard Moore), Alma (owner: Jose Barrera), Myles (owner: Barbara Kennedy), and Hoss (owner: Paula Lacker). 960 1280

Elizabeth Fraser