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136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

A Poodle
A Poodle
(Credit: Timothy A. Clary/Getty Images)
Libby the Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Libby the Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Libby, a Cardigan Welsh Corgi, gets groomed in the staging area during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden. February 13, 2012. (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Beagles
Beagles
A pair of Beagles on the grooming table during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden. February 13, 2012. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A Maltese
A Maltese
A Maltese in the staging area during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden. February 13, 2012. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Clara the Chinese Crested
Clara the Chinese Crested
Clara, a Chinese Crested in the staging area during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden. February 13, 2012. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A Chinese Crested
A Chinese Crested
A Chinese Crested in the staging area during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden. February 13, 2012. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in the staging area during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden. February 13, 2012. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
(Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A Briard
A Briard waits in the staging area during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden. February 13, 2012. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
(Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
Dogs and their significant others leave MAdison Square Garden on the last day of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 14, 2012 in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show first held in 1877, is the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., second only to the Kentucky Derby. (Credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
Derek, a Standard Poodle, is groomed by her owner Gail Wolaniuk, of from Garent Valley, PA, backstage at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 13, 2012 in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show first held in 1877, is the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., second only to the Kentucky Derby. (Credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
Sanoma the Great Dane
Sanoma the Great Dane
Sanoma, a Great Dane, in the preparation area during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden February 14, 2012. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Ripley the Golden Retriever
Ripley the Golden Retriever
Ripley, a Golden Retriever, during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden February 14, 2012 in New York. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
Pekingese Malachy is held for photographers by David Fitzpatrick, co-owner and handler, after winning Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 14, 2012 in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show first held in 1877, is the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., second only to the Kentucky Derby. (Credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
French Bulldogs
French Bulldogs
A pair of French Bulldogs during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden. February 13, 2012. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Golden Retrievers
Golden Retrievers
Golden Retrievers in the backstage area during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden February 14, 2012 in New York. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
Attendees of the Pre-Westminster Fashion Show at Hotel Pennsylvania ahead of next week's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 10, 2012 in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show first held in 1877, is the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., second to the Kentucky Derby. (Credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
(Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Michelle Paulin and Storm, Dogue de Bor
Michelle Paulin and Storm,a Dogue de Bordeaux, in the judging ring during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden February 14, 2012 in New York. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
(Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Mia the Doberman
Mia the Doberman
Mia, a Doberman, in the backstage area during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden February 14, 2012 in New York. (Credit:TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
Dog handlers compete with their Shetland Sheepdogs in Ring 5 at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 13, 2012 in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show first held in 1877, is the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., second only to the Kentucky Derby. (Credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
Martha Stewart holds a Bichon
Martha Stewart holds a Bichon
Martha Stewart stops to look at a Bichon Frises in the staging area during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden. February 13, 2012. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Best In Show - Pekingese Malachy
Best In Show - Pekingese Malachy
Malachy, a Pekingese, after winning Best in Show during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden February 14, 2012. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Major the Tibetian Mastiff
Major the Tibetian Mastiff
Major, a Tibetian Mastiff, and his handler Tony Carter during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden February 14, 2012. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
Attendees of the Pre-Westminster Fashion Show at Hotel Pennsylvania ahead of next week's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 10, 2012 in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show first held in 1877, is the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., second to the Kentucky Derby. (Credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
A Komondorok
A Komondorok
A Komondorok, in the judging ring during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden February 14, 2012 in New York. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
Dog handlers compete with their Shetland Sheepdogs in Ring 5 at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 13, 2012 in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show first held in 1877, is the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., second only to the Kentucky Derby. (Credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
Co-owner and handler David Fitzpatrick holds Pekingese Malachy after winning Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 14, 2012 in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show first held in 1877, is the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., second only to the Kentucky Derby. (Credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
Attendees of the Pre-Westminster Fashion Show at Hotel Pennsylvania ahead of next week's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 10, 2012 in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show first held in 1877, is the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., second to the Kentucky Derby. (Credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
Dogs and their significant others leave MAdison Square Garden on the last day of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 14, 2012 in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show first held in 1877, is the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., second only to the Kentucky Derby. (Credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
Henry the Golden Retriever
Henry the Golden Retriever
Henry, a Golden Retriever, in the backstage area during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden February 14, 2012. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
Dog handlers compete with their Shetland Sheepdogs in Ring 5 at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 13, 2012 in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show first held in 1877, is the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., second only to the Kentucky Derby. (Credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
Derek, a Standard Poodle, is groomed by her owner Gail Wolaniuk, of from Garent Valley, PA, backstage at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 13, 2012 in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show first held in 1877, is the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., second only to the Kentucky Derby. (Credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
Handler Chris Pesche and Nikki the Engli
Handler Chris Pesche and Nikki the Engli
Handler Chris Pesche and Nikki the English Sheepdog during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden. February 13, 2012. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
Attendees of the Pre-Westminster Fashion Show at Hotel Pennsylvania ahead of next week's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 10, 2012 in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show first held in 1877, is the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., second to the Kentucky Derby. (Credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
Golden Retrievers in Judging Ring
Golden Retrievers in Judging Ring
Golden Retrievers in the judging ring during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden February 14, 2012. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
Emma Echols competes with her Yorkshire Terrier 'Tucker' in the Junior Showmanship Preliminaries at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 13, 2012 in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show first held in 1877, is the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., second only to the Kentucky Derby. (Credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
Competition Ring
Competition Ring
Dogs in the competiton ring during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden. February 13, 2012. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
Dogs and their significant others wait backstage at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 14, 2012 in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show first held in 1877, is the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., second only to the Kentucky Derby. (Credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
Dogs are walked backstage at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 13, 2012 in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show first held in 1877, is the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., second only to the Kentucky Derby. (Credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
Derek, a Standard Poodle, is groomed by her owner Gail Wolaniuk, of from Garent Valley, PA, backstage at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 13, 2012 in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show first held in 1877, is the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., second only to the Kentucky Derby. (Credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
Irish Setter Grand Champion Shadagee Caught Red Handed, winner of the Sporting Group, is handled by Adam Bernardin at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 14, 2012 in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show first held in 1877, is the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., second only to the Kentucky Derby. (Credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
Dillon the Sealyham Terrier
Dillon the Sealyham Terrier
Dillon, a Sealyham Terrier, during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden February 14, 2012 in New York. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
Attendees of the Pre-Westminster Fashion Show at Hotel Pennsylvania ahead of next week's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 10, 2012 in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show first held in 1877, is the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., second to the Kentucky Derby. (Credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
Competition Ring
Competition Ring
Competitors in the ring during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden. February 13, 2012. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
CJ the Newfoundland
CJ the Newfoundland
CJ, a Newfoundland, in the backstage area during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden February 14, 2012 in New York. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Bulldogs in Competition Ring
Bulldogs in Competition Ring
Bulldogs in the competiton ring during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden. The English bulldog, with its squat, face, enormous under bite and bulging eyes -- has surged in popularity in recent years. But the very traits that make them lovable are causing the dogs to suffer chronic health problems. The British Kennel Club has revised its standards for the breed. But American enthusiasts, at least for now, have no such plans. February 13, 2012. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Bulldog in Ring
Bulldog in Ring
A Bulldog waits to go into the ring during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden. February 13, 2012. The English bulldog, with its squat, face, enormous under bite and bulging eyes -- has surged in popularity in recent years. But the very traits that make them lovable are causing the dogs to suffer chronic health problems. The British Kennel Club has revised its standards for the breed. But American enthusiasts, at least for now, have no such plans. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A Briard
A Briard
A Briard gets groomed in the staging area during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden. February 13, 2012. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Bichon Frises line up to be Judged
Bichon Frises line up to be Judged
Bichon Frises line up to be judged during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden. February 13, 2012. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Bentley the Cocker Spaniel
Bentley the Cocker Spaniel
Bentley, a Cocker Spaniel, in the backstage area during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden February 14, 2012 in New York. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
Dog handlers compete with their Shetland Sheepdogs in Ring 5 at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 13, 2012 in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show first held in 1877, is the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., second only to the Kentucky Derby. (Credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
An Old English Sheepdog
An Old English Sheepdog
An Old English Sheepdog during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden. February 13, 2012. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A Xoloitzcuintli
A Xoloitzcuintli
A Xoloitzcuintli during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden. February 13, 2012. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Dog Poses for Fans
Dog Poses for Fans
A dog poses for fans during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden. February 13, 2012. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Trinity the Neopolitan Mastiff
Trinity the Neopolitan Mastiff
Trinity, a Neopolitan Mastiff, waits to go in the judging ring during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden February 14, 2012. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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