A Bichon Frise stands in the grooming area during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York Monday.
Timothy Lehman grooms Snapshot, a Maltese, before the judging.
Owen, a standard Poodle, is groomed before the judging.
Cole, a Komandorok, is groomed by Val McMellis before the judging.
A Shih Tzu prepares to compete in the show.
English Setters are groomed before the contest.
A handler about to go into the ring has a comb tucked into her badge number.
A row of Samoyeds are groomed at the show.
A groomer shaves the paw of a dog.
Jamie Bennett grooms Benjamin, a Yorkshire Terrier.
Jasper, a two-year-old Shih Tzu, is groomed.
Cash, an English Setter, gets a blow dry from BJ Parsons.
A pair of Neopolitan Bull Mastifs named Paparazzi and Ruben ride the elevator with their owners after checking into the Hotel Pennsylvania.
A Tibetan Terrier is carried by a handler to be judged during competition in the Non-Sporting Group at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)
A judge and handler feel the musculature of an English Bulldog during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. More than 2,700 prized dogs will be on display at the annual canine competition. Two new breeds, the Russell terrier and the Treeing Walker coonhound, will be introduced in the contest. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A terrier prepares to compete at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 12, 2013 in New York City. Best of breed dogs competed for Best in Show at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night. A total of 2,721 dogs from 187 breeds and varieties competed in the event, hailed by organizers as the second oldest sporting competition in America, after the Kentucky Derby. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Sue Sobel holds up Maddy, a Russell terrier who won the Winners Bitch during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 12, 2013. More than 2,700 prized dogs will be on display at the annual canine competition. Two new breeds, the Russell terrier and the Treeing Walker coonhound, will be introduced in the contest. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)
A dog show finalist runs through Madison Square Garden during the show.
Bearded collies compete in the contest.
A Miniature Pinscher is judged.
A dog was inspected during the show.
A woman kisses a Beagle after the judging.
A handler greets her Treeing Walker Coonhound.
A Smooth Coat Chihuahua looks up at it's handler.
Ava Goldberg, 7, pets Teddy, a Cavalier King Charge Spaniel.
Attendees watch the judging.
Handler Beth Snedegar celebrates with Stackem Ups Best Kept Secret, a Treeing Walker Coonhound, after winning the breed's first Best of Breed.
A standard poodle prepares to compete in the show.
A woman wears a Poodle sweater.
Handlers stand in the ring with English Bulldogs.
Jamie Danelson sits in the staging area with her Briard, Cumano of the Coastline.
A woman pulls a cart with an English Bulldog on it towards the judging area.
A handler carries a Shih Tzu to the judging table during competition.
Karen Spinazzola, background, and David Bowen, of Cleveland, Ohio, groom Vinny, a Chinese Crested.
Pomeranians are shown in the ring during the show.
Best in Show judge Michael Dougherty, left, congratulates dog handler Ernesto Lara after his dog Banana Joe, an Affenpincher, won the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Affenpincher is from Attleboro, Mass.