Owner and handler Anna Carlsson, of Sweden, kisses her Chinese Crested dog named Prefix while grooming at the136th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
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A Standard Poodle waits in the staging area at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show.
Clara, a Chinese Crested, waits in the staging area for her turn at the dog show.
Martha Stewart stops to look at a Bichon Frises in the staging area in New York.
A Pekingese named Malachy walks across the floor during the judging of the toy group at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Malachy went on to win the group.
Lafford Fly Me Too Farleysbane, a papillon, looks up at it's handler and the judge during the judging of the toy group.
A whippet is examined during the judging of the hound group at Madison Square Garden.
Hounds line up to enter the arena at the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show.
Handler Chris Pesche gets a loving lick from Nikki the English Sheepdog.
Bichon Frises line up to be judged during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show.
Dottie, a maltese owned by Beverly Quilliam and Wayne Baker, is groomed by Luke Ehricht.
Bulldogs take to the competiton ring. The English bulldog, with its squat, face, enormous under bite and bulging eyes has surged in popularity in recent years.
Competitors get in the ring at Madison Square Garden.
A Bulldog cools off in the ring during the Westminster dog show.
A pair of French Bulldogs show off their fashion sense at the dog show.
Sophie, a Standard Poodle, is groomed before her showing at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show.
Owner and handler Anna Carlsson kisses her Chinese Crested dog named Prefix backstage at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show.
Beagles line up to compete at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show with one pooch getting an extra smooch from his owner.
A dog poses backstage for fans during the Westminster dog show.
Susie Oliver, of Phoenix, Az., trots with a Harrier named Chet in New York.
Ibizan Hounds stand with their handlers during judging on the first day of the Westminster dog show.
An Old English Sheepdog waits in the ring during the dog show.
What big ears you have! Ibizan Hounds show off for judges in New York.
A group of keeshondens leave the ring after competing at the dog show.
Banana Joe, an affenpinscher owned by Zoila Truesdale and Mieke Cooymans, waits on a grooming table backstage.
Manchester, a bulldog owned by Eduardo Hernendez of Mexico City, won an award of merit in breed at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show.
Champy, a French bulldog, looks up at handler Heather Bremmer as they get ready to enter the ring.
A Golden Retrievers and handler snuggle in the judging ring.
Handler Cheri Koppenhaver, right, reacts after judge Patricia Laurans, left, declared Cinders, a wirehaired dachshund, the winner of the hound group.
A Dalmatian named Ian, with his handler Michael Scott, competes in the non-sporting group, which he won.
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Handlers take to the ring with their bulldogs during the dog show.
A German shepherd named Cappy, handled by James Moses, competes in the herding group, in which Cappy was victorious.