Westminster Dog Show 2013

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  • Banana Joe, an Affenpinscher, won Best of Show during the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 12, 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • English Setters are groomed before judging at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 12, 2013 in New York. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Great Pyrenees Sky (L) and Gem (R) with Joan Hanover (C) at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 12, 2013 in New York. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Winter, an Irish Setter, gets a blow dry from Allison Arrant at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 12, 2013 in New York. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • People watch dogs 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 were 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)
  • Bearded collies 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)
  • An Ibizan Hound waits for a treat while competing in the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
  • Grace, a St. Bernard, at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 12, 2013 in New York. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Image
  • Sasha, a Tibetan Mastiff, is groomed by Shea Skinner (R) and Jordan Rothell (L) at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 12, 2013 in New York. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A row of Samoyeds are groomed at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 12, 2013 in New York. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Cole, a Komondorok, is groomed by Val McMellis before judging at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 12, 2013 in New York. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A standard poodle competes 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)
  • Teddy, a Gordon Setter, is groomed before judging at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 12, 2013 in New York. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Paisley, a Wheaten Terrier, sits on a grooming table before judging at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 12, 2013 in New York. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Pollyanna, a Maltese, is groomed for her judging session at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 11, 2013 in New York. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Robert Dinero Johnson, a Shar Pei, at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 11, 2013 in New York. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Owen, a standard Poodle, is groomed before judging at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 11, 2013 in New York. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A Bichon Frise waits for its judging session at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 11, 2013 in New York. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Standard poodles 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)
  • Old English Sheepdog Bugaboo's Perfect runs during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
  • Dog handlers embrace after the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 12, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
  • A Shih Tzu prepares to compete in the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
  • An Afghan Hound competes during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
  • Winner of the Sporting Group, a German Wirehair Pointer is run by its handler during the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 12, 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel are judged at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 11, 2013 in New York. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Chino, a Keeshonden, is groomed before judging at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 11, 2013 in New York. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Pari, an English Toy Spaniel, gets a blow dry before judging at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 11, 2013 in New York. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • American Eskimo Dog with their handlers during judging at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 11, 2013 in New York. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Neopolitan mastiff GCH Ironwood's Papparazzi needed a little drool control from his handler during Working Group competition at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Eileen Blass, USA TODAY
  • Miniature Pinscher GCH Marlex Classic Red Glare is set down on the table during toy group judging at Madison Square Garden. Eileen Blass, USA TODAY
  • Weimaraner GCH Rosewin Clasic Schwin Of Anson gets ready to be examined during Sporting Group judging. Eileen Blass, USA TODAY
  • Standard schnauzer GCH Charisma Maxim Von Diable watches his hander during Working Group judging. Eileen Blass, USA TODAY
  • Papillon GCH InVolo The King Of Pop shakes it out during toy group judging in the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Showat Madison Square Garden in New York City Monday. Eileen Blass, USA TODAY
  • American foxhound Ch Kiarry's Pandora's Box, handled by Lisa Miller, won the hound group at Madison Square Garden in New York City Monday. Eileen Blass, USA TODAY
  • Great dane GCH Longo Miller N Lore's Diamond Lil with his handler, Laura Combs, during Working Group competition at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. Eileen Blass, USA TODAY
  • Komondorok GCH Nagyalma Unforgettable Too, shakes out his corded coat during breed judging. Eileen Blass, USA TODAY Sports
  • Vizsla GCH Regal Point Pinnacle of Kilauea gets ready to be examined during Sporting Group judgingin the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. Eileen Blass, USA TODAY
  • A Spinoni Italiani greets its handler during the Sporting Group judging during the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 12, 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A.S.C.O.B. cocker spaniel Ch Trinity's tucked Under His Wing on the move during Sporting Group competition at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. Eileen Blass, USA TODAY
  • A treeing walker coonhound named Stackem Up My Way Or Highway is examined during hound group judging at Madison Square Garden in New York City Monday. This is the first time the breed has shown at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Eileen Blass, USA TODAY
  • 13-year-old handler Becker Reep of Asheville, N.C., hugs his Newfoundland Stella before taking her in the breed ring. Eileen Blass, USA TODAY Sports
  • Australian terrier GCH Temora Ri Diercc in motion during Terrier Group judging at Madison Square Garden. Eileen Blass, USA TODAY
  • A terrier prepares to compete at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 12, 2013 in New York City. Best of breed dogs competed for Best in Show at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night.(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
  • Adam, a Smooth Fox Terrier, wins the Terrier Group during the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 12, 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Dogs prepare to compete in the Sporting Group competition at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 12, 2013 in New York City. Best of breed dogs competed for Best in Show at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night. A total of 2,721 dogs from 187 breeds and varieties competed in the event, hailed by organizers as the second oldest sporting competition in America, after the Kentucky Derby. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
  • A handler runs a Portuguese Water Dog in the Working Group judging (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Banana Joe, an Affenpinscher, won Best of Show during the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 12, 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Handler Stacy Dohmeier carries Tucker, an A.S.C.O.B Cocker Spaniel, at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 12, 2013 in New York City. Best of breed dogs were to compete for Best in Show at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night. A total of 2,721 dogs from 187 breeds and varieties competed in the event, hailed by organizers as the second oldest sporting competition in America, after the Kentucky Derby. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
  • German Wirehaired Pointer Gch Mt. View's Ripsortersilvercharm poses after winning the Sporting Group competition at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 12, 2013 in New York City. Best of breed dogs competed for Best in Show at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night. A total of 2,721 dogs from 187 breeds and varieties competed in the event, hailed by organizers as the second oldest sporting competition in America, after the Kentucky Derby. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
  • The cardigan Welsh corgis pose during the breed competition at Pier 94 in New York City Monday. Eileen Blass, USA TODAY
  • 2-year-old GCH Glenavan Dazzling, a longhaired dachshund whose call name is Ruby, rests on the Westminster Kennel Club catalog in the arms of Mary Olich Nie of Aptos, CA at Pier 94 before breed judging in New York City Monday. Eileen Blass, USA TODAY Sports
  • Spinoni Italiani GCH Javal I'M Movin On To Hootwire is examined during Sporting Group judging at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Eileen Blass, USA TODAY
  • Scottish Terrier GCH Lomondview Clementina stands on small risers as he was being groomed before breed judging. Eileen Blass, USA TODAY Sports
  • Handler Ernesto Lara runs with Banana Joe, an Affenpinscher, who won Best of Show during the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 12, 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Angel, a 2-year-old 13" beagle from Babylon Village, NY, waits patiently on a grooming table at Pier 92 in New York City Monday before going into the breed judging ring. Eileen Blass, USA TODAY Sports
  • Manchester Terrier Ch Mickalady's Breakdancin' B-Boy is examined during Terrier Group judging. Eileen Blass, USA TODAY
    
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Banana Joe, an Affenpinscher, won Best of Show during the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 12, 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Photos: Getty Images and USA Today.

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