Thousands of purebred dogs to vie for 140th Westminster title

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NEW YORK (Reuters) -- From toy-sized Brussels Griffons to 200-pound Great Danes, thousands of purebred dogs are preparing to strut their stuff at this year's Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York, one of the world's most prestigious events for pedigree breeders.

Some 2,700 dogs from more than a dozen countries have entered the competition, which kicks off on Monday. Now in its 140th year, the show is the second-longest continuously running sporting event in the United States after the Kentucky Derby.

"It's the best time of year," said show spokeswoman Gail Bisher. "Dogs take over New York."

All are vying for the top prize of Best in Show, to be announced on Tuesday evening at the finale of the two-day competition at Madison Square Garden.

All the breeds eligible to compete for the Westminster Kennel Club dog show:

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Thousands of purebred dogs to vie for 140th Westminster title

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THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Afghan Hound 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: 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)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show'-- Pictured: Akita 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)
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)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: American English 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 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: American Eskimo Dog (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
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)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: American Staffordshire 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 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: American Water 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: Anatolian Shepherd 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: Australian Cattle Dog 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: Australian 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 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Australian 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 - SEPTEMBER 28: A Basenji 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)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Basset Hound 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: Beagle 13 in. (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
Mister Baggins, a bearded collie, competes in the ring for best in show in the 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Bedlington 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: Belgian Malinois 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: Belgian 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 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Belgian Tervuren 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: Bernese Mountain 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: 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)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Bluetick 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)
Elf, a Border Collie, runs the weave pole at the first annual Masters Agility Championship the Westminster Kennel Club staged at Pier 94, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in New York. The competitors span 63 different breeds, from tiny papillons and toy poodles to such big dogs as Doberman pinschers and Rottweilers. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Boston Terrier 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)
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)
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: Boykin 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: Briard 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: Brittany (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: A Brussels Griffon competes in the 138th annual Westminster Dog Show at the Piers 92/94 on February 10, 2014 in New York City. The annual dog show showcases the best dogs from around world for the next two days in New York. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: 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 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Bullmastiff 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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THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Canaan Dog 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: Cane Corso 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: Coco, a Cardigan Welsh Corgi, competes in the Best in Show category in the Westminster Dog Show on February 11, 2014 in New York City. The Best in Show award went to Sky, a wire fox terrier. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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)

Cirneco dell'Etna

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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: Clumber Spaniel (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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)
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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 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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This year will mark the last show co-hosted by David Frei, who is bowing out after a 27-year reign as the face of Westminster.

Nearly 200 breeds and varieties are eligible for this year's Westminster competition. As usual, Labrador retrievers and golden retrievers have the most entries, with 51 and 50 contestants respectively. The French bulldog, with 48 bat-eared entries, comes in third.

Seven breeds - the Bergamasco, Lagotto Romagnolo, Berger Picard, Miniature American Shepherd, Boerboel, Spanish Water Dog and Cirneco dell'Etna - will make their debuts this year, having just been added to the American Kennel Club's registry.

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After judges select the best of each breed, the top dogs are narrowed down to best of each group: hound, toy, non-sporting, herding, sporting, working or terrier. The winners go on to compete for Best In Show, the contest's ultimate prize.

Leading up to each show, Johnny Avello, director of race and sports operations for Wynn Las Vegas casino, releases his predictions for winning breeds. His pick this year is a German shepherd.

Last February, a bouncy female beagle named Miss P was named the winner, earning a trophy and a U.S. media tour.

Look at last year's winner ... Miss P:

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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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