American Kennel Club finds most popular dog breeds

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2014's Most Popular Dog Breeds Ranked By American Kennel Club

The American Kennel Club reports that for the 24th year in a row, the Labrador retriever is the nation's top dog.

In doing so the breed bested its own record, which it set in 2013 by surpassing the poodle in popularity duration.

Club rankings were based on the number of dogs and puppies newly registered in 2014, and it turned out to be a good year for many breeds.

French bulldogs made a debut appearance in the top 10, landing the 9th spot, while regular bulldogs rose to their highest ranking to date, coming in at number 4.

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10. Rottweiler

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9. French Bulldog

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8. Boxer

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7. Poodle

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6. Yorkshire Terrier

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5. Beagle 

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4. Bulldog

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3. Golden Retriever 

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2. German Shepherd

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German shepherds, golden retrievers, and Yorkshire terriers held steady, again coming in at 2nd, 3rd, and 6th respectively.

Falling a list placement were beagles, boxers and Rottweilers, while poodles gained one.

A number of other purebred pups were specifically noted for their meteoric rises in popularity over the past decade.

Among the biggest leaps upwards is that of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, which has climbed nearly 40 spots since 2004.

Exactly how many members of each dog breed were registered in 2014 was not disclosed by the organization.

The top 10 breeds of 2014:

1. Labrador Retriever

2. German Shepherd Dog

3. Golden Retriever

4. Bulldog

5. Beagle

6. Yorkshire Terrier

7. Poodle

8. Boxer

9. French Bulldog

10. Rottweiler

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THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 17, 2014 -- Pictured: Best in Show, Miss P the 15' Beagle -- (Photo by: Dave Kotinsky/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Miss P, a 15-inch beagle, and handler William Alexander, react after winning the Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Miss P became the 2nd beagle to win the annual dog competition. She's the grandniece of Uno, the beagle that took home Best in Show in 2008.
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 17, 2014 -- Pictured: Best in Show, Miss P the 15' Beagle -- (Photo by: Dave Kotinsky/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Miss P, a 15 inch Beagle with handler William Alexander, looks on after winning the 'best in show' of the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York on February 17, 2015. 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. AFP PHOTO/ TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Larry Cornelius shows Charlie, a skye terrier during the terrier group competition at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Charlie won the terrier group competition. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Larry Cornelius shows Charlie, a skye terrier during the best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Charlie, a Skye terrier competes in the terrier group at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Larry Cornelius shows Charlie, a skye terrier during the terrier group competition at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
A handler carries Charlie, a Skye terrier, to the judging table at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Charlie, a Skye terrier is judged in the terrier group at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Charlie, a Skye terrier, competes in the terrier group at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Miss P, a 15-inch beagle, and handler William Alexander, react after winning the Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 17, 2014 -- Pictured: Siberian Husky -- (Photo by: Dave Kotinsky/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
William Alexander poses with Miss P, a 15-inch beagle, after winning the best in show competition title at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
William Alexander shows Miss P, a 15-inch beagle, during the best in show competition at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Miss P won best in show. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 17, 2014 -- Pictured: Matisse the Portuguese Water Dog -- (Photo by: Dave Kotinsky/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 17, 2014 -- Pictured: Matisse the Portuguese Water Dog -- (Photo by: Dave Kotinsky/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 17, 2014 -- Pictured: Flame the Standard Poodle -- (Photo by: Dave Kotinsky/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 17, 2014 -- Pictured: Swagger the Old English Bulldog -- (Photo by: Dave Kotinsky/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 17, 2014 -- Pictured: Good Time Charlie the Skye Terrier -- (Photo by: Dave Kotinsky/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 17, 2014 -- Pictured: Miss P the 15' Beagle -- (Photo by: Dave Kotinsky/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 17, 2014 -- Pictured: Flame the Standard Poodle -- (Photo by: Dave Kotinsky/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 17, 2014 -- Pictured: Rocket the Shih Tzu -- (Photo by: Dave Kotinsky/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 17, 2014 -- Pictured: Liz the English Springer Spaniel -- (Photo by: Dave Kotinsky/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 17, 2014 -- Pictured: Wire Fox Terrier -- (Photo by: Dave Kotinsky/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 17, 2014 -- Pictured: Irish Terrier -- (Photo by: Dave Kotinsky/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 17, 2014 -- Pictured: Norfolk Terrier -- (Photo by: Dave Kotinsky/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 17, 2014 -- Pictured: Glen of Imaal Terrier -- (Photo by: Dave Kotinsky/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 17, 2014 -- Pictured: Great Dane -- (Photo by: Dave Kotinsky/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 17, 2014 -- Pictured: Rat Terrier -- (Photo by: Dave Kotinsky/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 17, 2014 -- Pictured: Akita -- (Photo by: Dave Kotinsky/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 17, 2014 -- Pictured: Greater Swiss Mountain Dog -- (Photo by: Dave Kotinsky/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 17, 2014 -- Pictured: Newfoundland -- (Photo by: Dave Kotinsky/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 17, 2014 -- Pictured: Rottweiler -- (Photo by: Dave Kotinsky/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 17, 2014 -- Pictured: Black Russian Terrier -- (Photo by: Dave Kotinsky/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 17, 2014 -- Pictured: Clumber Spaniel -- (Photo by: Dave Kotinsky/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 17, 2014 -- Pictured: English Cocker Spaniel -- (Photo by: Dave Kotinsky/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 17, 2014 -- Pictured: Clumber Spaniel -- (Photo by: Dave Kotinsky/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 17, 2014 -- Pictured: Welsh Springer Spaniel -- (Photo by: Dave Kotinsky/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 17, 2014 -- Pictured: Weimaraner -- (Photo by: Dave Kotinsky/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 17, 2014 -- Pictured: Italiano Spinone -- (Photo by: Dave Kotinsky/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 17: A Golden Retriever is evaluated during the Sporting Group round of the Westminster Kennel Club dog show on February 17, 2015 in New York City. The show, which is in its 139th year and is called the second-longest continuously running sporting event in the United States, includes 192 dog breeds and draws nearly 3,000 global competitors. This year's event began on Monday and will conclude with the awarding of 'Best In Show' on Tuesday night. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 17: A Neapolitan Mastiff looks on before the Working Group round of the Westminster Kennel Club dog show on February 17, 2015 in New York City. The show, which is in its 139th year and is called the second-longest continuously running sporting event in the United States, includes 192 dog breeds and draws nearly 3,000 global competitors. This year's event began on Monday and will conclude with the awarding of 'Best In Show' on Tuesday night. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 17: Dogs wait for the Working Group round of the Westminster Kennel Club dog show on February 17, 2015 in New York City. The show, which is in its 139th year and is called the second-longest continuously running sporting event in the United States, includes 192 dog breeds and draws nearly 3,000 global competitors. This year's event began on Monday and will conclude with the awarding of 'Best In Show' on Tuesday night. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Saint Bernards gather in the judging area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the 2nd day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 17, 2015. 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 A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A Jack Russell Terrier stands in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the 2nd day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 17, 2015. 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 A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A Great Dane rests in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the 2nd day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 17, 2015. 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 A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A Tibetan Mastiff waits next to Jim Butler in the judging area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the 2nd day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 17, 2015. 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 A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A Tibetan Mastiff waits in the judging area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the 2nd day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 17, 2015. 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 A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A Saint Bernard stands in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the 2nd day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 17, 2015. 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 A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 17, 2014 -- Pictured: Sussex Spaniel -- (Photo by: Dave Kotinsky/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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)
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)
Jim Grieco, a cameraman for the USA Network, films Bloodhound Nathan in the benching area of the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Dogs are ready to for their close ups at the Westminster Dog Show in New York. Over the next two days 2,711 dogs will compete for the grand prize - best in show. (Feb. 16)
Armani, a xoloitzcuintli, is shown in the ring during the nonsporting group competition at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Rocket a shih tzu co-owned by famed and infamous heiress Patty Hearst is inspected by the judge in the ring during the toy group competition during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Rocket won the toy group. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Victor Helu, of Bohemia, N.Y., grooms Panda, a Lowchen, in the benching area of the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Rosie, a toy poodle, prepares to compete at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. The show starts Monday morning and, to the owners of the 2,711 pooches set to take part, it's the Super Bowl, World Series and Daytona 500 of dogdom in the United States, one giant bark in the park. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Yang Ling, of Beijing, China, grooms her Chow Chow named Kun Lung in the benching area of the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Vania Concolino holds her dog Lana, a standard poodle, while grooming her at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. The show started Monday morning and, to the owners of the 2,711 pooches set to take part, it's the Super Bowl, World Series and Daytona 500 of dogdom in the United States. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A Maltese named Franz has his hair rubber banded so he can go to the bathroom at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. The show starts Monday morning and, to the owners of the 2,711 pooches set to take part, it's the Super Bowl, World Series and Daytona 500 of dogdom in the United States, one giant bark in the park. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A Yorkshire Terrier named Cali is groomed by Heather Sanzari at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. The show starts Monday morning and, to the owners of the 2,711 pooches set to take part, it's the Super Bowl, World Series and Daytona 500 of dogdom in the United States, one giant bark in the park. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Gabby, a Cavalier King Charles, is groomed at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. The show starts Monday morning and, to the owners of the 2,711 pooches set to take part, it's the Super Bowl, World Series and Daytona 500 of dogdom in the United States, one giant bark in the park. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Morgan, a Chinese crested, competes in the Westminster Kennel Club Masters Agility Championship, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
A Afghan Hound in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 16, 2015. 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 A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A Italian Greyhound in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 16, 2015. 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 A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A Brussels Griffon in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 16, 2015. 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 A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A dog gets groomed in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 16, 2015. 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 A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A Polish Lowland Sheepdog in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 16, 2015. 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 A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A handler and her Poodles in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 16, 2015. 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 A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A Brussels Griffon in the benching area at Pier 92 & 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 16, 2015. 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 A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A Chinese Crested in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 16, 2015. 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 A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Swagger, an old English sheepdog, is shown in the ring during the herding group competition the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Swagger who finished second at Westminster in 2013, won the herding group. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Nathan, a bloodhound, is shown in the ring during the hound competition at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Jean Gauvhat-Hargis, of Sacramento, Calif., grooms Cubit, a keeshond, in the bunching area at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Lori Logli plays with her toy poodle, Manny, in the benching area at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Flame, a standard poodle, runs with it's handler in the ring after wining the nonsporting group competition at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Miss P, a beagle, is shown in the rink during the hound competition at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Miss P won best hound. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Tools for grooming lie next to a Maltese dog at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. The show starts Monday morning and, to the owners of the pooches set to take part, it's the Super Bowl, World Series and Daytona 500 of dogdom in the United States, one giant bark in the park. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A Papillon named Wingssong Singular Sensation, or Uno, is groomed before entering the ring at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Foxy, a hairless breed called a Chinese Crested, wears a coat while waiting outdoors at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. The show starts Monday morning and, to the owners of the 2,711 pooches set to take part, it's the Super Bowl, World Series and Daytona 500 of dogdom in the United States, one giant bark in the park. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A Maltese named Smarty waits to compete at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Justine Romano grooms her two Cotons de Tulear, Chanel, right, and Burberry, before they compete at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Justine Romano grooms her two Cotons de Tulear, Chanel, right, and Burberry, before they compete at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A Bichons Frise named Nurple gives Laura Warman a kiss at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Sisi, a Norwegian Lundehund, won best in breed uncontested at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A Chinese Shar-Pei named Deniro prepares to compete at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A French bulldog competes at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A French bulldog competes at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Papillons compete at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. The show started Monday morning and, to the owners of the 2,711 pooches set to take part, it's the Super Bowl, World Series and Daytona 500 of dogdom in the United States. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A Whippet named Bruno Mars gets "chalked" by Emma Sunderman before competing at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. The show started Monday morning and, to the owners of the 2,711 pooches set to take part, it's the Super Bowl, World Series and Daytona 500 of dogdom in the United States. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A Papillon is groomed before entering the ring at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A bloodhound named Flessner's International S'cess, or Nathan, runs around the ring at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. The show starts Monday morning and, to the owners of the 2,711 pooches set to take part, it's the Super Bowl, World Series and Daytona 500 of dogdom in the United States, one giant bark in the park. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A miniature Pinscher is judged at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A Yorkshire Terrier named Massimo relaxes on his grooming table at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. The show starts Monday morning and, to the owners of the 2,711 pooches set to take part, it's the Super Bowl, World Series and Daytona 500 of dogdom in the United States, one giant bark in the park. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Foxy, a hairless breed called a Chinese Crested, wears a coat while waiting outdoors at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. The show starts Monday morning and, to the owners of the 2,711 pooches set to take part, it's the Super Bowl, World Series and Daytona 500 of dogdom in the United States, one giant bark in the park. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Wendy Lu, of San Jose, hugs her Pomeranian Daisy while competeing in the Westminster Kennel Club Masters Agility Championship, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Sadie, a cocker spaniel, competes in the Westminster Kennel Club Masters Agility Championship, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Skeeter, a Miniature Pinscher, is kept warm by his owners while waiting for a shuttle at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 16, 2015 in New York City. The show, which is in its 139th year and is called the second-longest continuously running sporting event in the United States, includes 192 dog breeds and draws nearly 3,000 global competitors. This year's event begins on Monday and will conclude with the awarding of 'Best of Show' on Tuesday night. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: A Standard Poodle named Sweet William is hugged backstage at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 16, 2015 in New York City. The show, which is in its 139th year and is called the second-longest continuously running sporting event in the United States, includes 192 dog breeds and draws nearly 3,000 global competitors. This year's event begins on Monday and will conclude with the awarding of 'Best of Show' on Tuesday night. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Dogs compete in the ring at the at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 16, 2015 in New York City. The show, which is in its 139th year and is called the second-longest continuously running sporting event in the United States, includes 192 dog breeds and draws nearly 3,000 global competitors. This year's event begins on Monday and will conclude with the awarding of 'Best of Show' on Tuesday night. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Carly McNellie (13) checks her Whipit 'Bump' at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 16, 2015 in New York City. The show, which is in its 139th year and is called the second-longest continuously running sporting event in the United States, includes 192 dog breeds and draws nearly 3,000 global competitors. This year's event begins on Monday and will conclude with the awarding of 'Best of Show' on Tuesday night. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: A man checks his phone at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 16, 2015 in New York City. The show, which is in its 139th year and is called the second-longest continuously running sporting event in the United States, includes 192 dog breeds and draws nearly 3,000 global competitors. This year's event begins on Monday and will conclude with the awarding of 'Best of Show' on Tuesday night. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Dogs compete in the ring at the at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 16, 2015 in New York City. The show, which is in its 139th year and is called the second-longest continuously running sporting event in the United States, includes 192 dog breeds and draws nearly 3,000 global competitors. This year's event begins on Monday and will conclude with the awarding of 'Best of Show' on Tuesday night. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: A standard poodle named Paris has his hair done at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 16, 2015 in New York City. The show, which is in its 139th year and is called the second-longest continuously running sporting event in the United States, includes 192 dog breeds and draws nearly 3,000 global competitors. This year's event begins on Monday and will conclude with the awarding of 'Best of Show' on Tuesday night. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: An Afghan runs in the ring at the at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 16, 2015 in New York City. The show, which is in its 139th year and is called the second-longest continuously running sporting event in the United States, includes 192 dog breeds and draws nearly 3,000 global competitors. This year's event begins on Monday and will conclude with the awarding of 'Best of Show' on Tuesday night. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: An Afghan stretches at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 16, 2015 in New York City. The show, which is in its 139th year and is called the second-longest continuously running sporting event in the United States, includes 192 dog breeds and draws nearly 3,000 global competitors. This year's event begins on Monday and will conclude with the awarding of 'Best of Show' on Tuesday night. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: An Afghan is viewed backstage at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 16, 2015 in New York City. The show, which is in its 139th year and is called the second-longest continuously running sporting event in the United States, includes 192 dog breeds and draws nearly 3,000 global competitors. This year's event begins on Monday and will conclude with the awarding of 'Best of Show' on Tuesday night. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Faith Rogers,11, with American Foxhound 'Bobby in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 16, 2015. 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 A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A Bichon Frise in the judging area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 16, 2015. 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 A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: An Afghan runs in the ring at the at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 16, 2015 in New York City. The show, which is in its 139th year and is called the second-longest continuously running sporting event in the United States, includes 192 dog breeds and draws nearly 3,000 global competitors. This year's event begins on Monday and will conclude with the awarding of 'Best of Show' on Tuesday night. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A Bichon Frise in the judging area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 16, 2015. 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 A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A Bichon Frise in the judging area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 16, 2015. 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 A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A Toy Poodle in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 16, 2015. 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 A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A Bichon Frise in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 16, 2015. 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 A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Old English Sheepdogs in the judging area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 16, 2015. 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 A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A Cocker Spaniel being groomed in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the first day of competition at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 16, 2015. 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 A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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