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Westminster Dog Show 2013
Scissors, blow dryers, bobby pins — they're as much a part of the Westminster dog show as commands, crates and treats.
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Fiona, a 2-year-old Red Dilute Brush Coat, waits in the benching area before competing in the 137th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2013, file photo, Aristocrat, a St. Bernard, attends a news conference about the 137th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York. Caring for a large dog has demands not associated with having smaller breeds. Large breeds eat more, need more living space and can have health issues not seen in smaller breeds. Although they can require more of a commitment that their smaller counterparts, large breeds remain popular among dog owners and the general public alike. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Candace Lundin and her Russell Terrier dog 'Turbo' attends The Westminster Kennel Club 137th Annual Dog Show - Press Conference at Affinia on January 28, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Curt Willis and his Treeing Walker Coonhound dog 'Meg' attend The Westminster Kennel Club 137th Annual Dog Show - Press Conference at Affinia on January 28, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Best in show winner Banana Joe, an Affenpincher, poses after winning the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 12, 2013 in New York City. 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)
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NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 08: Bob Shaughnessy holds his Havanese at the New York Pet Fashion Show at Hotel Pennsylvania ahead of next week's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 08, 2013 in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show first held in 1877, is the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., second to the Kentucky Derby. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 08: Eli, a Chihuahua form the Upper West Side of Manhattan, poses on the red carpet at the New York Pet Fashion Show at Hotel Pennsylvania ahead of next week's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 08, 2013 in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show first held in 1877, is the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., second to the Kentucky Derby. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: A Shih Tzu prepares to 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)
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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: A standard poodle prepares to 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)
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ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, FEB. 9-10 - FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2012, file photo, Malachy, a Pekingese, sits in the trophy after being named best in show at the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York. The 137th Westminster dog show, which will be held on Feb. 11-12, features dogs from 187 different breeds and varieties. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
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Angel, a 2-year-old Toy Poodle from Houston, Texas, is groomed prior to competition during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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Michelle Ridenour, of Novi, Michigan, grooms Tigger, a 3-year-old Pomeranian, during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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Linda Scott, of Odessa, Texax, grooms Pink a a 2 year-year-old bulldog during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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A Bichon Frise rests before competing in the The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Russell Terrier Pepper stands at a press conference for the 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on January 28, 2013 in New York City. This year's event will feature two new breeds, Treeing Walker Coonhounds and Russell Terriers and will take place February 11 and 12. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Banana Joe, an affenpinscher who won best in show during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, walks in the ring Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 08: Alliyanna, a chihuahua from Alabama, attends the New York Pet Fashion Show at Hotel Pennsylvania ahead of next week's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 08, 2013 in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show first held in 1877, is the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., second to the Kentucky Derby. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 08: Caroline Loevner walks the runway with Beau, a therapy dog, in the New York Pet Fashion Show at Hotel Pennsylvania ahead of next week's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 08, 2013 in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show first held in 1877, is the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., second to the Kentucky Derby. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 08: Participants in the New York Pet Fashion Show gather on the red carpet at Hotel Pennsylvania ahead of next week's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 08, 2013 in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show first held in 1877, is the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., second to the Kentucky Derby. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: 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. 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)
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Westminster Dog Show 2013

Scissors, blow dryers, bobby pins — they're as much a part of the Westminster dog show as commands, crates and treats.

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