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Westminster Kennel Club dog show 2016

Updated 12:02 PM ET, Wed February 17, 2016
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Valerie Nunes-Atkinson sits beside California Journey, a German shorthaired pointer who won the Best in Show award at the annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show on Tuesday, February 16. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
California Journey, or CJ for short, takes a lap around the ring during the competition. The Westminster dog show is the second-oldest continuous sporting event in the United States, after the Kentucky Derby. Seth Wenig/AP
Lucy, a Borzoi, is shown in the ring during the Hound group competition on Monday, February 15. Mary Altaffer/AP
A man grooms his beagle on February 15. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images
A bichon frise is groomed during the first day of competition. Dogs are invited to compete based on strict entry requirements, including how many other dogs they've defeated in breed competitions. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
A group of dalmatians waits in the judging area. The show is "benched," meaning the dogs must be on public display to ticket-holders throughout the competition. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
A Yorkshire terrier named Ranger, right, prepares to compete during the first day of the show. Close to 3,000 dogs from all over the country participate in the annual competition. JUSTIN LANE/EPA
A Pomeranian named Tyche waits to compete; 192 dog breeds and varieties are eligible to enter the competition. JUSTIN LANE/EPA
A Yorkshire terrier is groomed in the benching area. Breeds are categorized into groups: Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
A standard poodle is seen in the grooming area. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
An Old English sheepdog named Andrew is groomed during the first day of the show. JUSTIN LANE/EPA
A Komondor is seen in the judging ring on Tuesday, February 16. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
Dogs compete on February 16. Matthew Eisman/Getty Images
A West Highland White Terrier is brushed on February 16. Terriers have won the most Best in Show awards -- 46 as of 2015. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
A dog competes in the agility area during the first day of competition. Matthew Eisman/Getty Images