The Drama And Excitement At Day One Of The Westminster Kennel Club

2,700 dogs enter, but only a handful can be champions! posted on

1. Eva, a 2-year-old English Sheepdog, gets her hair did from her human, Carol Gefell, before competing in the Herding category.

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2. Here we have Teddy, a 4-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, getting his ears wrapped by his human before competing in the Toy group.

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3. Teddy likes a nice ear-wrap before competitions.

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4. This is Paris, a Treeing Walker Coonhound, a new breed for Westminster, getting a kiss from her human Jessica Rentro.

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5. Paris is competing for the first time in the Hound category.

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6. Paris is in the zone.

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7. Four Beagles are being walked by their humans in front of the judges, during the judging of the Hound category.

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8. This English Bulldog, wearing a very fashionable belt, is being pulled by their human on the way to the judging of the Non-Sporting category.

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9. Three English Bulldogs go for blue (ribbon) during the judging of the Non-Sporting category.

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10. This Old English Sheepdog waits pensively, imagining first place, as their human grooms them before judging.

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11. Haystac’s Dream Catcher, an Old English Sheepdog, gets a nice butt massage from their human in the staging area.

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12. A Briard named Cumano of the Coastline assures her human Jamie Danelson of victory, while the two wait in the staging area. Cumano is competing in the Herding category.

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13. An English Bulldog shows a judge how totally strong her glutes are during the Non-Sporting category.

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14. A Bichon Frise throws mad shade at the other dogs in the Non-Sporting category while it waits in the grooming area.

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15. A Rough Collie lets their human comb their face before competing in the Herding category.

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16. Two-year-old Shih Tzu, Jasper, lets his human make him look fabulous before competing in the Toy category.

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17. Angel, a two-year-old Toy Poodle, smack-talks other dogs in the Toy category from her cage.

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18. A Saluki named Sandstorm Blue Nile Bubbles Of Jatara dogs for joy with their human after winning Best of Breed.

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19. Two French Bulldogs promise to stay friends before competing against one another in the Non-Sporting category.

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20. So long from Westminster day one! See you tomorrow!

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