National Dog Day: It's pooch appreciation time

(CNN)It's National Dog Day on August 26, a time to appreciate the pooch in your life or admire the hound next door. Honestly, it's just an excuse to look at photos of cute dogs online, though, right?

Take a gander at the gallery above of photos taken during the 2015 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York for your National Dog Day fix!
And gaze upon the adorableness that's flooding social media as folks are sharing snaps of their beloved best friends.