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Westminster Dog Show

The 135th Westminster Dog Show kicks off Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. Six new breeds are being welcomed this year.


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Scottish deerhound Hickory competes in the ring with his handler Angela Lloyd during the 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Hickory won best best in show.


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Hickory, a Scottish deerhound, poses for photographs after winning best in show at the 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Madison Square Garden in New York.


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Handler Angela Lloyd kisses Hickory, a Scottish deerhound, after the 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Hickory won best in show.


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Ladybug, a Portuguese water dog, of the working group, competes in the ring during the 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Ladybug won the working group.


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A black cocker spaniel named Beckham is inspected by the judge before winning the sporting group at the 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Madison Square Garden in New York.


Mary Altaffer - Associated Press

Beckham, a black cocker spaniel, competes in the ring at the 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Beckham won the sporting group.


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Dogs are judged in four rings during the second day of the 135th Westminster Dog Show Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Madison Square Garden in New York.


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Eddie, a Giant schnauzer, competes in the working group at the 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Madison Square Garden in New York.


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Heidi Zandri plays backstage with her rottweiler Capone, during the second day of the 135th Westminster Dog Show, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York.


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A great dane poses after judging during the second day of the 135th Westminster Dog Show, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York.


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Potter, an English springer spaniel gets groomed backstage during the second day of the 135th Westminster Dog Show, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York.


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Malachy, a Pekingese, 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. Hickory, a Scottish deerhound, won best in show.


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Gogo, a Chihuahua, waits to be judged during the first day of the Westminster Dog Show Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York.


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Maxxim a beagle rests backstage during the first day of the Westminster Dog Show Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York.


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A chow chow waits by a fan before judging during the first day of the Westminster Dog Show Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York.


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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.


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Jane Hammett grooms her shetland sheep dogs Reggie, left, and Bucky backstage during the 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York.


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Bear, a 7 year old Puli from Kalamazoo, Mich. waits backstage after competing in the 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York.


Mary Altaffer - Associated Press

Roxy, a 3 year old Bichon, from Plymouth, Mich., waits backstage after competing in the 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York.


Mary Altaffer - Associated Press

Prudence, a 2 year old blue merle pomeranian from Los Angeles, Ca., waits backstage at the 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York.


Mary Altaffer - Associated Press

Jayne, a Chinese shar-pei, competes in the ring during the 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The dog won in the non-sporting group.


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Diane Engelking gets a kiss from Ansel a Rhodesian ridgeback backstage during the first day of the Westminster Dog Show Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York.


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Eragon, a bouvier, is groomed by Cynthia Thames during the first day of the Westminster Dog Show Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York.


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Leo, an Afghan, waits backstage to be judged during the first day of the Westminster Dog Show Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York.


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An Irish wolfhound is judged during the first day of the Westminster Dog Show Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York.


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A poodle is groomed backstage during the first day of the Westminster Dog Show Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York.


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A group of beagles wait to be judged during the first day of the Westminster Dog Show Monday, Feb. 14, 2011at Madison Square Garden in New York.


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Parker, a standard poodle, waits to be judged during the first day of the Westminster Dog show Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York.


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Desert Turquoise Elijah a standard poodle yawns as it is groomed backstage during the first day of the Westminster Dog Show Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York.


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Penny from Heaven, a lhasa apso waits to be judged during the first day of the Westminster Dog Show Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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