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Westminster Kennel Club dog show 2017

Published 8:43 AM ET, Wed February 15, 2017
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Rumor, a 5-year-old female German shepherd, poses for photos after winning Best in Show at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, early on Wednesday, February 15. Julie Jacobson/AP
Betty, a Komondor, competes with her handler in the working group on Tuesday, February 14. More than 2,500 dogs entered the show from around 200 eligible breeds and varieties. Frank Franklin II/AP
A Dogue de Bordeaux, a large French Mastiff breed, drinks from a spray bottle while waiting on the sidelines during the working category on February 14. Drew Angerer/Getty Images
A group of Great Pyrenees compete in the ring. Breeds are categorized into groups, including Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding. Mary Altaffer/AP
A Neapolitan Mastiff paws Rachel Hosking in the benching area on the second day of the competition. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
Brittany Phelps grooms a wire hair fox terrier named Dolce before competing on February 14. Mary Altaffer/AP
Lenard Clayton and Zues, a cane corso, wait for their turn to compete. Mary Altaffer/AP
Vulkano, a bullmastiff from Buenos Aires, stretches out for a belly rub after competing. Mary Altaffer/AP
B boy, a Maltese from France, is groomed in the staging area on Monday, February 13. Mary Altaffer/AP
A judge inspects a French bulldog. Judging takes into account factors such as general appearance, movement, temperament and physical traits, including the dog's height, weight, coat, and coloring. Mary Altaffer/AP
Beagles await judging on February 13. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
BenE, a Chinese crested, gets a blow-dry treatment in the staging area. Mary Altaffer/AP
Davis, a basset hound, is seen in the staging area. Mary Altaffer/AP
Kristen Riddley rests with a Chinese Crested Powder Puff in the benching area. When a competition is "benched," ticket-holders from the general public are allowed access to interact with the dogs and their owners. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
Seven year-old Raina McCloskey, a young handler, walks with her Borzois in the judging area on February 13. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
A handler and Dalmation are seen in the judging ring on February 13. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
A Yorkshire Terrier sleeps in the benching area on February 13. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images