In pics: Puppies and paws at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

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Adriano Rocha grooms XO, a briard, during the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York.The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is an annual competition featuring nearly 3,000 dogs who are judged against their own breed’s standards. (AP Photo)

Adriano Rocha grooms XO, a briard, during the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York.The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is an annual competition featuring nearly 3,000 dogs who are judged against their own breed’s standards. (AP Photo)

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Beagles line up in the judging area during the first day of the competition at the Westminster Kennel Club in New York. Around 2,874 dogs entered in the show with a total entry of 2,908 in 200 different breeds or varieties, including 23 obedience entries. (AFP Photo)

Beagles line up in the judging area during the first day of the competition at the Westminster Kennel Club in New York. Around 2,874 dogs entered in the show with a total entry of 2,908 in 200 different breeds or varieties, including 23 obedience entries. (AFP Photo)

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A Keeshond hugs its owner backstage at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. (Reuters Photo)

A Keeshond hugs its owner backstage at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. (Reuters Photo)

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A Lhasa Apso competes at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. (AFP Photo)

A Lhasa Apso competes at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. (AFP Photo)

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A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel competes in the Masters Agility Championship Finals competition. (Reuters Photo)

A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel competes in the Masters Agility Championship Finals competition. (Reuters Photo)

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Sparkle, a Papillon, competes in the Masters Agility Championship Finals competition. (Reuters Photo)

Sparkle, a Papillon, competes in the Masters Agility Championship Finals competition. (Reuters Photo)

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Standard Poodles are judged during a competition at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. (AFP Photo)

Standard Poodles are judged during a competition at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. (AFP Photo)

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A Border Collie takes part in the Masters Agility competition in New York City. (Reuters Photo)

A Border Collie takes part in the Masters Agility competition in New York City. (Reuters Photo)

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Aftin, a Miniature Poodle, wins the Non-Sporting group at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, in New York City. (Reuters Photo)

Aftin, a Miniature Poodle, wins the Non-Sporting group at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, in New York City. (Reuters Photo)

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Rumor, a German Shepherd, wins the Herding group at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. (Reuters Photo)

Rumor, a German Shepherd, wins the Herding group at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. (Reuters Photo)

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A seven year-old walks with her Borzois in the judging arena at the Westminster Kennel Club’s 141st Annual Dog Show. (AFP Photo)

A seven year-old walks with her Borzois in the judging arena at the Westminster Kennel Club’s 141st Annual Dog Show. (AFP Photo)

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A Bichon Frise stands on a grooming table in the benching area. (Reuters Photo)

A Bichon Frise stands on a grooming table in the benching area. (Reuters Photo)

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Titan, a six-year-old Neapolitan Mastiff from Michigan, at the Hotel Pennsylvania ahead of the show. (Reuters Photo)

Titan, a six-year-old Neapolitan Mastiff from Michigan, at the Hotel Pennsylvania ahead of the show. (Reuters Photo)

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A Chinese Crested Powder Puff rests in the benching area. (AFP Photo)

A Chinese Crested Powder Puff rests in the benching area. (AFP Photo)

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Attendees pet a Siberian Husky Fido. (Reuters Photo)

Attendees pet a Siberian Husky Fido. (Reuters Photo)

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Old english sheepdogs being groomed at Pier 94 during the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York. (NYT Photo)

Old english sheepdogs being groomed at Pier 94 during the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York. (NYT Photo)

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