'Paw-paparazzi' take note: World Dog Awards honor star pets

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SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actor George Lopez attends The World Dog Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
Andreas Stevens, left, aka DJ Greyboy holds his French Bulldog DJ Mama who was nominated in the Performing pups category as they sit at a turntable during the taping of the 2015 World Dog Awards at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica. Awards season in Hollywood has begun. For at least one show, though, there will be no "Lights, Camera, Action," no tables to maneuver around, no long speeches and no seat fillers. That's because the show and nearly every award in it is going to the dogs. Canine winners, along with a few humans and a cat, will be presented with golden fire hydrant statuettes. Dogs will lounge on sofas and overstuffed chairs in front of the stage. The World Dog Awards will be hosted by comic George Lopez and air Dec. 15 on The CW Network. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
This Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 photo audience member Karen McGill, with Bagel The Sunglass Cat walks along the stage at the 2015 World Dog Awards at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, Calif. The inaugural World Dog Awards will be hosted by comic George Lopez and air Jan. 15 on The CW Network. Canine winners, along with a few humans and a cat, will be presented with golden fire hydrant statuettes. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: TV Personality Paris Hilton attends The World Dog Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
This Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 photo Duke a 7 year old Great Pyrenees who was elected mayor In Cormorant, Minn. lounges on a couch with David Rick during the 2015 World Dog Awards at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica. Awards season in Hollywood has begun. For at least one show, though, there will be no "Lights, Camera, Action," no tables to maneuver around, no long speeches and no seat fillers. That's because the show and nearly every award in it is going to the dogs. Canine winners, along with a few humans and a cat, will be presented with golden fire hydrant statuettes. Dogs will lounge on sofas and overstuffed chairs in front of the stage. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: TV Personalities Drew Scott (R) and Jonathan Scott (L) attend The World Dog Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: (L-R) Lisa Vanderpump, Lance Bass and Michael Turchin attend The World Dog Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Becca Tobin attends The World Dog Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Ian Somerhalder receives the Dogs Best Friend Award at 'The World Dog Awards' at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)
This Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 photo Eric Felland with his 7 year-old boxer Hanzo, the samarai surfing dog who was nominated as the most talented extreme-sports dog after the taping of the 2015 World Dog Awards at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
This Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 photo Paris Hilton accompanied by her Pomeranian dogs, Prince Hilton, right, and her newest pup Princess Paris Jr. poses for pictures after the taping of the 2015 World Dog Awards at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, Calif. Awards season in Hollywood has begun. For at least one show, though, there will be no "Lights, Camera, Action," no tables to maneuver around, no long speeches and no seat fillers. That's because the show and nearly every award in it is going to the dogs.The inaugural World Dog Awards will be hosted by comic George Lopez and air Jan. 15 on The CW Network. Canine winners, along with a few humans and a cat, will be presented with golden fire hydrant statuettes. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Jenna Ushkowitz attends The World Dog Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Regina Hall and dog Zeuss arrive at The World Dog Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Elaine Hendrix and dog Tiloc arrive at The World Dog Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actors Nikki Reed (L) and Jenna Ushkowitz (R) attend The World Dog Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
This Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 photo a television cameraman photographs nominees on the stage during the taping of the 2015 World Dog Awards after the taping of the show at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, Calif. The inaugural World Dog Awards hosted by comic George Lopez will air Jan. 15 on The CW Network. Canine winners, along with a few humans and a cat, will be presented with golden fire hydrant statuettes. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
This Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 photo Paris Hilton, center, joins former NFL player Terrill Owens with the other nominees on the stage during the taping of the 2015 World Dog Awards at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, Calif. The inaugural World Dog Awards hosted by comic George Lopez will air Jan. 15 on The CW Network. Canine winners, along with a few humans and a cat, will be presented with golden fire hydrant statuettes. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actor Justin Silver arrives at The World Dog Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: (L-R) Lance Bass, Lisa Vanderpump, Paris Hilton, Allison Melnick and Pauley Perrette attend The World Dog Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Pauley Perrette and Seven arrive at The World Dog Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
This Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 photo Paris Hilton accompanied by her Pomeranian dogs, poses for a picture with former NFL player Terrell Owens, right, after the taping of the 2015 World Dog Awards at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, Calif. The inaugural World Dog Awards will be hosted by comic George Lopez and air Jan. 15 on The CW Network. Canine winners, along with a few humans and a cat, will be presented with golden fire hydrant statuettes. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress G Hannelius attends The World Dog Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actor Ian Ziering attends The World Dog Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Lisa Vanderpump, Giggy and comedian George Lopez arrive at The World Dog Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
This Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 photo George Lopez takes to the stage during the taping of the 2015 World Dog Awards at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, Calif. The inaugural World Dog Awards will be hosted by comic George Lopez and air Jan. 15 on The CW Network. Canine winners, along with a few humans and a cat, will be presented with golden fire hydrant statuettes. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
This Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 photo George Lopez, right, takes to the stage with nominees for the 2015 World Dog Awards after the taping of the show at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, Calif. The inaugural World Dog Awards hosted by comic George Lopez will air Jan. 15 on The CW Network. Canine winners, along with a few humans and a cat, will be presented with golden fire hydrant statuettes. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actor Kevin Zegers attends The World Dog Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
This Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 photo George Lopez takes to the stage during the taping of the 2015 World Dog Awards at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, Calif. The inaugural World Dog Awards will be hosted by comic George Lopez and air Jan. 15 on The CW Network. Canine winners, along with a few humans and a cat, will be presented with golden fire hydrant statuettes. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
This Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 photo actress Pauley Perrette performs with animated cartoon character Scooby-Doo projected on a monitor during the 2015 World Dog Awards at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, Calif. Dogs being honored include those that have excelled in entertainment, social media or life in general. Scooby-Doo, the always animated and talking Great Dane, gets a lifetime achievement award with help from Warner Bros. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Melissa Peterman attends The World Dog Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Elaine Hendrix and dog Tiloc arrive at The World Dog Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: (L-R) Mick, Lisa Vanderpump and Giggy arrive at The World Dog Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Kat Graham and dog Izzy arrive at The World Dog Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Holly Robinson Peete (L) attends The World Dog Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
This Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 photo George Lopez takes a selfie with audience members during the taping of the 2015 World Dog Awards at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, Calif. The inaugural World Dog Awards hosted by comic George Lopez and airing on Jan. 15 on The CW Network. Canine winners, along with a few humans and a cat, will be presented with golden fire hydrant statuettes. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
This Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 photo a production worker places celebrates names onto couches in preparation of the 2015 World Dog Awards at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica. Awards season in Hollywood has begun. For at least one show, though, there will be no "Lights, Camera, Action," no tables to maneuver around, no long speeches and no seat fillers. That's because the show and nearly every award in it is going to the dogs. Canine winners, along with a few humans and a cat, will be presented with golden fire hydrant statuettes. Dogs will lounge on sofas and overstuffed chairs in front of the stage. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
This Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 photo shows the golden hydrant statuettes backstage at the 2015 World Dog Awards at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, Calif. The inaugural World Dog Awards will be hosted by comic George Lopez and air Dec. 15 on The CW Network. Canine winners, along with a few humans and a cat, will be presented with golden fire hydrant statuettes. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Awards season is underway in Hollywood, but one show will roll out green turf instead of red carpet and celebrate achievements like best mutt instead of best actor.

At the inaugural World Dog Awards hosted by comedian George Lopez, dogs will walk in on artificial grass and wag out with golden fire hydrant statuettes honoring the best in entertainment and social media.

There are no long speeches or fashion critics at the show airing Thursday on the CW Network. At this event, the podium is packed with dog treats, patches of grass allow pets to do their business and signs call for barking instead of applause. Plus, pooches lounge on couches and sniff out swag bags boasting pet food, collars and toys.

The World Dog Awards are the latest in a series of canine kudos weaving their way into Hollywood's human awards landscape.

The Pawscars gives accolades to animals in film roles, including a tarantula that won best supporting arachnid a few years ago for appearing in "Salt" with Angelina Jolie. Voting is open for the show, scheduled to air March 4.

The Golden Collar Awards made their online debut in 2012, giving the top nod to a Jack Russell terrier named Uggie for his star turn in "The Artist." After a two-year hiatus, the show returns Oct. 4 and is open only to adopted shelter dogs that have appeared online or in TV, movies or commercials.

The World Dog Awards are different than other shows, executive producer Robert Horowitz said.

"You have seen Westminster, you have seen dogs honored for their service and to promote adoption, but not a show that focuses on how important they are in everyday life," he said.

Fans voted online for the winners of most categories before the show's filming on Jan. 10. They chose Most Pawpular Dog, for the most influential pooch on social media; Happiest Reunion, for the most inspiring videotaped reunion between a returning military member and a dog; and even Most Dog-Like Cat.

In one of the most heated contests, five colleges competed for favorite costumed dog mascot. The contenders are: the University of Tennessee, University of Connecticut, University of Georgia, Pace University and Mississippi State.

Adorable Brewers Mascot Dons Black Tie for World Dog Awards


Lopez said hosting the show gave him a chance to "create an awareness of our most loyal companions, who love unconditionally and never take their eyes off of you."

Scooby-Doo, the titular animated Great Dane who's been investigating mysteries for decades, is receiving a lifetime achievement award, given to an iconic dog character in popular culture. Warner Bros. created a custom animated segment, allowing Scooby-Doo to "accept" his award from "NCIS" actress Pauley Perrette.

Dogs receiving star treatment at the show got to bring a plus-one - a person to handle the other end of the leash, Horowitz said. Organizers expected about 100 dogs and 1,000 people to attend.

"America loves our four-legged creatures. They are a big part in the life of humans. They make us laugh, cry and tug at our heartstrings," Horowitz said. "This is a way to say thanks."

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THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Airedale Terrier at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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An Alaskan malamute competes in the working group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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Jewel, an American Foxhound and winner of the hound group, leaves the competition area during 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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THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Beauceron at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Bichon Frise at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show'-- Pictured: Black Russian Terrier at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014-- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Black and Tan Coonhound at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Best In Breed, Bloodhound at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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A border terrier competes in the terrier group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Borzoi at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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A Bouvier des Flandres competes with other dogs in the Herding group during the 138th Westminster Kennel Club dog show Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in New York. Coco, a cardigan welsh corgi, won the group. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Boxer (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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A colored bull terrier competes in the terrier group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Best of Breed, Grantilley Galaxy Moon the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Cesky Terrier at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Chesapeake Bay Retriever at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Mia, a Chihuahua, is shown during a press conference to announce the 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Chinese Crested (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Chinese Shar-Pei (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Chinook at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
A Chow Chow gets groomed backstage during the 2009 Westminster Kennel Club dog show at Madison Square Garden in New York on February 9, 2009. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Cocker Spaniels at the American Kennel Club 'Meet The Breeds' Event at Jacob Javitz Center on September 28, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
A rough collie waits to compete in the herding group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Luna, a cotton de tulear, eyes her owner while waiting for a news conference to begin at Madison Square Garden, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in New York. The Westminster Kennel Club announced that the wire-haired visla and the coton de tulear will be eligible to compete for the first time in the New York show next February. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Two Curly-Coated Retrievers sitting in the meadow
A Long haired Dachshund seen in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City for the first day of competition at the 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 10, 2014. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is a two-day, all-breed benched show that takes place at both Pier 92 and 94 and at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Dalmatian at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Dandie Dinmont Terrier at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Doberman Pinscher at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Dogue de Bordeaux at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: English Cocker Spaniel (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
English Foxhound (Alamy)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 -- Pictured: Sporting Group- English Setter -- (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: English Springer Spaniel (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: English Toy Spaniel (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Entlebucher Mountain Dog (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 -- Pictured: Sporting Group- Field Spaniel (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Finnish Lapphund at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Finnish Spitz (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
Flat-coated Retriever (Photo by: EyeOn/UIG via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: French Bulldog at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 -- Pictured: Working Group - German Pinscher (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: German Shepherd at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 -- Pictured: German Shorthaired Pointer (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: German Wirehaired Pointer Gch Mt. View's Ripsortersilvercharm runs during 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 Giant Schnauzer named Spirit runs in the ring after winning the Working Group competition, during the 133rd annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show'-- Pictured: Glen of Imaal Terrier at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: A Golden Retriever competes in the Westminster Dog Show on February 11, 2014 in New York City. The annual dog show has been showcasing the best dogs from around world for the last two days in New York. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Gordon Setter (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show'-- Pictured: Great Dane at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Great Pyrenees (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Greater Swiss Mountain Dog (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Greyhound (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
A harrier named Downhome Hitech Innovator runs during the hound judging at the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Havanese (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Ibizan Hound (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Icelandic Sheepdog (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Irish Red and White Setter at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW SHOW -- 'The 136th Annual Dog Show on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 in New York City' -- Pictured: Best in Show, Irish Setter (Photo by: Anthony Behar/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Irish Terrier at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Irish Water Spaniel at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Irish Wolfhound (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Italian Greyhound (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' Japanese Chin at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Toy Group -- Japanese Chin (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Keeshond (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 11: Kerry blue terrier Torums Scarf Michael, commonly known as Mick, poses after winning the Best of Show award on the final day of the 127th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden February 11, 2003 in New York City, New York. Over 2600 canines competed in the show. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show'-- Pictured: Komondor at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 -- Pictured: Working Group - Kuvasz (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Labrador Retriever at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Lakeland Terrier (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Leonberger (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Lhasa Apso at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Lowchen (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
A Maltese runs around the ring in the Toy Group during the 2009 133rd Westminster Kennel Club dog show at Madison Square Garden in New York February 10, 2009. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A toy Manchester terrier named Cottage Lake's Bela Horizonte is positioned during the judging of the toy group at the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A mastiff competes in the working group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Edwina, a miniature bull terrier from St. Louis, Missouri, is groomed back stage by Alex Romero during the 134th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, in New York. There are 2,500 dogs competing at Madison Square Garden for the coveted title of best in show. The top prize will be presented Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Classie, a miniature pinscher, competes with other dogs in the Toy group during the 138th Westminster Kennel Club dog show Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in New York. Classie, won the toy group. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Miniature Schnauzer's wait in the ring during the first day at the 132nd Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show at Madison Square Garden on February 11, 2008 in New York City. The dog show, established in 1877, is America's oldest organization dedicated to the sport of purebred dogs. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A Neapolitan mastiff competes in the working group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. Matisse, a Portuguese water dog, won the group. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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)
Coco, left, a Norfolk Terrier, is presented by her handler in the ring during competition at the 130th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Monday, Feb. 13, 2006 in New York's Madison Square Garden. Coco won best in breed. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Norwegian Buhund (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' Norwegian Elkhound at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Norwegian Elkhound (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' Norwegian Lundehund at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: non-sporting -- Norwegian Lundehund (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 9: Coco, a Norwich terrier, stands at her handler's feet during the Westminster Dog Show February 9, 2004 in New York City. Coco is among the favorites to be named Best in Show on the evening of February 10th. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Old English Sheepdog at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Otterhound (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 15: A papillon dog 'Carly' performs at the 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show press conference at Madison Square Garden on January 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/Getty Images)
Wearing sunglasses, a scarf and a hat, Pogo, a 4-year old Parson Russell terrier from Azle, Texas, stands atop his crate in the backstage area during the 132nd Westminster Kennnel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden Monday, Feb. 11, 2008 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Malachy, a Pekingese, competes for best in show at the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. Malachy went on to win the title. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Bear, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, waits to compete in the 130th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006 in New York's Madison Square Garden. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Pharaoh Hound (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Plott at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Pointer (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Andi, foreground, a 5-year-old Puli, from Denver Colo., and Tootsie Pop, a Polish Lowland Sheepdog from Starpounds Kennel, N.C. wait to compete during the 133rd annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Pomeranian (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Best In Breed, Standard Poodle at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: A Portuguese Podengo Pequeno attends the The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Press Conference at Madison Square Garden on February 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/WireImage)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show'-- Pictured: Portuguese Water Dog at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Pugs Dorothy, background, and Albert wait backstage prior to competition in the 131st Westminster dog show Monday, Feb.12, 2007 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Some 2,628 dogs are entered for competition in the Westminster Kennel Club show which runs through Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Puli at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Pyrenean Shepherd (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: A rat terrier attends the The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Press Conference at Madison Square Garden on February 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/WireImage)
A redbone coonhound is judged during the first day of the Westminster Dog Show Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Rhodesian Ridgeback (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 -- Pictured: Working Group - Rottweiler (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Turbo, a Russell terrier, is shown during a press conference to announce the 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in New York. The show features dogs from 187 different breeds and varieties with a pair of newcomers, the treeing Walker coonhound and the Russell terrier. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Saluki at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Samoyeds compete in the ring during the 134th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010 in New York. There are 2,500 dogs competing at Madison Square Garden for the coveted title of best in show. The top prize will be presented Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Schipperke at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Scottish Deerhound at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014-- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Sadie, a Scottish terrier, takes part in the terrier group at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010. Sadie won the group. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)
Charmin, a Sealyham terrier, competes in the terrier group at the 132nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, Monday, Feb. 11, 2008. Charmin won the Best in Group. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Shetland Sheepdog at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Shiba Inu (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Shih Tzu at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 -- Pictured: Siberian Husky (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Silky Terrier (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Skye Terrier at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Adam, a smooth fox terrier and winner of the terrier group, is shown during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE 133rd WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'Sporting Dog, Spinone Italiano at The 133rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' (Photo by Gary He/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Elizabeth Selewski with Izzy the St Bernard in the benching area in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the second day of competition at the 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 11, 2014. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is a two-day, all-breed benched show that takes place at both Pier 92 &94 and at Madison Square Garden in New York City . AFP PHOTO / Timothy Clary (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Staffordshire Bull Terrier (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Standard Schnauzer at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 -- Pictured: Sporting Group- Sussex Spaniel (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Swedish Vallhund at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Tibetan Mastiff at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Tibetan Spaniel at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Tibetan Terriers are judged during the 134th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Monday, Feb. 15, 2010 in New York. There are 2,500 dogs competing at Madison Square Garden for the coveted title of best in show. The top prize will be presented Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Toy Fox Terrier (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Treeing Walker Coonhound (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
Anton Sagh, of Montreal, Quebec, motions to Falko, a wire-haired vizsla, to pose during a news conference, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in New York. The Westminster Kennel Club announced that the wire-haired visla and the coton de tulear will be eligible to compete for the first time in the New York show next February. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Weimaraners are presented for competition by their handler in the ring during the 130th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006 in New York's Madison Square Garden. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Welsh Springer Spaniel (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Welsh Terrier at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
A West Highland White Terrier in the Agility Ring during the first-ever Masters Agility Championship on February 7, 2014 in New York at the 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Dogs entered in the agility trial will be on hand to demonstrate skills required to negotiate some of the challenging obstacles that they will need to negotiate. AFP PHOTO/Timothy Clary (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Whippet at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Sky, a wire fox terrier, wins the terrier group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Wirehaired Pointing Griffon at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Falko, left, a wirehaired vizsla, poses on stage with other American Kennel Club breeds during a news conference, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in New York. The Westminster Kennel Club announced that the wire-haired visla and the coton de tulear will be eligible to compete for the first time in the New York show next February. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Jose Barrera holds Alma Dulce his 2-year old Xoloitzcuintli during a news conference, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 in New York. The Westminster Kennel Club introduced six new breeds in advance of the Westminster Dog Show. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
This undated photo provided by Pam Shelby shows Desi, a Yorkshire Terrier who ranked number one in the U.S. in agility. Desi (aka MACH 13 Desmond Aloysius Shelby CD) was the No. 1 agility dog in the country in his class from 2001 to 2007. In 2005, he came in second in the AKC Nationals. The American Kennel Club lists four breeds where weights allowed for show dogs are around 5 pounds, the Chihuahua, 6 pounds and under, the Pomeranian, 3 to 7 pounds, Yorkshire terriers, cannot exceed 7 pounds; and Maltese, under 7 pounds, with 4 to 6 pounds preferred. (AP Photo/Tien Tran)
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