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Westminster Dog Shows
Hundreds of dogs compete for best of show. Here are prior contestants. 
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Shih_Tzu

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 10: " Bell " a Shih Tzu waits to be groomed during day two of the 133rd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden February 10, 2009 in New York City. Over 2,500 dogs from 48 states have competed in this years show. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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Cheerio__Pomeranian

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 05: Cheerio, Pomeranian, attends the Westminster Dog Show pre-event press conference at the Hotel Pennsylvania's Skytop Ballroom on February 5, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
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Standard_poodle_Blythe

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 10: Standard poodle Blythe is groomed for competition on the opening day of the 127th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 10, 2003 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The show ends on the evening of February 11. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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American_Cockerspaniel

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 11: Vincent, a American Cockerspaniel waits to be shown during the 132nd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden February 11, 2008 in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is considered the most important in the United States. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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Chihuaha

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 13: Francesca, a Chihuaha, receives an acupuncture treatment for a cold at a "Spa" set up for dogs during their stay at Hotel Pennsylvania for the 129th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 13, 2005 in New York City. The show, which features approximately 165 different breeds and varieties, runs from February 15-16 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)
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Chinese_Crestons

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Chinese Crestons compete at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden on February 14, 2011 in New York City. The show, one of the most prestigious dog shows in the world, is being held on February 14-15. Over 2,000 dogs will be competing in this year's show which will also include six new breeds to the competition. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Brussels_Griffon

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 10: " Lincoln" a Brussels Griffon is shown in the Best In Show ctaegory at the 133rd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden February 10, 2009 in New York City. Over 2,500 dogs from 48 states have competed in this years show. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
(2009 Getty Images)

French_bulldog

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 10: A French bulldog prepares for competition on the opening day of the 127th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 10, 2003 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The show ends on the evening of February 11. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
(2003 Getty Images)

Havanese

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A Havanese named Tafty is prepared for competition at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden on February 14, 2011 in New York City. The show, one of the most prestigious dog shows in the world, is being held on February 14-15. Over 2,000 dogs will be competing in this year's show which will also include six new breeds to the competition. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
(2011 Getty Images)

Miniature_Poodle

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 09: " Dolly" a Miniature Poodle is groomed backstage during the 133rd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden February 9, 2009 in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is considered the most important in the United States. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
(2009 Getty Images)

old_english

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: An Old English Sheepdog is prepped for competition at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden on February 14, 2011 in New York City. The show, one of the most prestigious dog shows in the world, is being held on February 14-15. Over 2,000 dogs will be competing in this year's show which will also include six new breeds to the competition. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
(2011 Getty Images)

Scottish_Terrier

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 16: Sadie, a Scottish Terrier, won Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 16, 2010 in New York City. The 134th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is taking place at New York's Madison Square Garden, and dog breeders from around the country and world have flown in to take part. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
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Newfoundland

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 10: Josh, a Newfoundland stands by his handler, Michelle Ostermiller, after Josh was named Best In Show at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show February 10, 2004 in New York City. The award capped two days of competition among more than 2,500 dogs. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)
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poodle

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: A standard poodle named Gem stands with his owner at a news conference for the 13th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 10, 2011 in New York City.The show, one of the most prestigious dog shows in the world, will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York City on February 14-15. Over 2,000 dogs will be competing in this year's show which will also include six new breeds to the competition. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
(2011 Getty Images)

Standard_Poodle

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A Standard Poodle is prepaired for competition at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden on February 14, 2011 in New York City. The show, one of the most prestigious dog shows in the world, is being held on February 14-15. Over 2,000 dogs will be competing in this year's show which will also include six new breeds to the competition. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
(2011 Getty Images)

Stump

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 11: Stump, the winner of the 2009 Westminster Dog Show and handler Scott Sommer attend the 2nd annual Metropolitan Dog Club's Westminster Best in Show brunch at Charlie Palmer's Metrazur Restaurant on February 11, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
(2009 Getty Images)

Westminster Dog Shows

Hundreds of dogs compete for best of show. Here are prior contestants. 

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