For the first time ever, cats had a place at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Each year since 1877, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has been held in New York City to celebrate all different types of canines -- from beagles to boxers, chihuahuas to collies, anyone can be named Best In Show.

But what about cats?

While cats can't take place in the actual show (it is the "Dog Show," after all), they have finally been given a spot in the festivities.

This year, for the first time ever, felines took over the "Meet The Breeds" segment of Westminster. "Meet The Breeds" is somewhat of a mini-convention ahead of the big show where attendees can get to know the various types of contestants.

Westminster decided to include the cats after the International Cat Association held a similar event several years ago over the same weekend which generated quite a bit of interest from patrons.

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