Backstage at Westminster

They're not just dogs - they're stars! See pups get the royal treatment backstage at the 133rd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

01 of 05

BLOW OUT

BLOW OUT
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He’s ready for his close-up! Long-haired Chihuahua, Walker, is blow-dried by owner Tammy Des Jardins at the Hotel Pennsylvania Monday morning, before leaving for Madison Square Garden across the street.

02 of 05

EYE SPY

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Hope this big guy can see! An old English sheepdog is brushed to perfection backstage at the dog show before competing with the herding group on Monday.

03 of 05

YOU'VE GOT NAIL

YOU'VE GOT NAIL
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A wrinkly bulldog busts a grin as groomers work on his nails and legs Monday morning backstage at the dog show. Bulldogs competed with other non-sporting breeds later that evening.

04 of 05

SHOWER POWER

SHOWER POWER
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Andy the puli enjoys a nice warm bath before competing with the herding group Monday.

05 of 05

MOUTHING OFF

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Now that’s a winning smile! A handler shows off bloodhound Moonie’s healthy gums backstage at the dog show Monday morning.

Wanna see more of the Westminster action? Check out Ten Years of Winners and Uno’s Busy Year photos!

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