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Dogs and cats at Westminster

A Brussels Griffon relaxes on its owner's lap backstage at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, in New York City. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

A Brussels Griffon relaxes on its owner's lap backstage at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, in New York City. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

A Brussels Griffon relaxes on its owner's lap backstage at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, in New York City. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
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A young handler poses her Rhodesian Ridgeback during competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A young handler poses her Rhodesian Ridgeback during competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A young handler poses her Rhodesian Ridgeback during competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Diamond, a Standard Smooth Dachshund wears a coat and jewels before competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Diamond, a Standard Smooth Dachshund wears a coat and jewels before competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Diamond, a Standard Smooth Dachshund wears a coat and jewels before competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A Bichon Frise stands on a grooming table in the benching area before competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A Bichon Frise stands on a grooming table in the benching area before competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A Bichon Frise stands on a grooming table in the benching area before competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A handler poses a Dalmatian in the ring during competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A handler poses a Dalmatian in the ring during competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A handler poses a Dalmatian in the ring during competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Aftin, a Miniature Poodle, wins the Non-Sporting group. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Aftin, a Miniature Poodle, wins the Non-Sporting group. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Aftin, a Miniature Poodle, wins the Non-Sporting group. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
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A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel competes in the Masters Agility Championship Finals competition. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel competes in the Masters Agility Championship Finals competition. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel competes in the Masters Agility Championship Finals competition. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Attendees look at Tony the Tiger, a Toyger cat. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Attendees look at Tony the Tiger, a Toyger cat. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Attendees look at Tony the Tiger, a Toyger cat. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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An owner pets her Puli backstage. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

An owner pets her Puli backstage. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

An owner pets her Puli backstage. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
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Katherine Clark receives a high five from her Italian Greyhound Bling. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Katherine Clark receives a high five from her Italian Greyhound Bling. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Katherine Clark receives a high five from her Italian Greyhound Bling. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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A woman gets a kiss from a Manchester Toy Terrier in an elevator inside the Hotel Pennsylvania. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A woman gets a kiss from a Manchester Toy Terrier in an elevator inside the Hotel Pennsylvania. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A woman gets a kiss from a Manchester Toy Terrier in an elevator inside the Hotel Pennsylvania. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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An attendee holds a Sweet Minskin cat. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

An attendee holds a Sweet Minskin cat. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

An attendee holds a Sweet Minskin cat. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Sparkle, a Papillon, competes in the Masters Agility Championship Finals competition. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Sparkle, a Papillon, competes in the Masters Agility Championship Finals competition. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Sparkle, a Papillon, competes in the Masters Agility Championship Finals competition. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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An Irish Wolfhound (L) and a Borzoi (R) stand near each other before competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar

An Irish Wolfhound (L) and a Borzoi (R) stand near each other before competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar

An Irish Wolfhound (L) and a Borzoi (R) stand near each other before competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel jumps through a hoop during a demonstration of the types of agility tests. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel jumps through a hoop during a demonstration of the types of agility tests. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel jumps through a hoop during a demonstration of the types of agility tests. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A dog handler takes a break between dog crates. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A dog handler takes a break between dog crates. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A dog handler takes a break between dog crates. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A handler kisses a woman as he stands with a Dalmatian before competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A handler kisses a woman as he stands with a Dalmatian before competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A handler kisses a woman as he stands with a Dalmatian before competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A handler stands with a Dalmatian as they practice in the benching area before competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A handler stands with a Dalmatian as they practice in the benching area before competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A handler stands with a Dalmatian as they practice in the benching area before competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Player, a Rhodesian Ridgeback from Denver, Colorado, has a coat put on him by owner Emma Marshall (L) and Rosemary Green outside the Hotel Pennsylvania. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Player, a Rhodesian Ridgeback from Denver, Colorado, has a coat put on him by owner Emma Marshall (L) and Rosemary Green outside the Hotel Pennsylvania. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Player, a Rhodesian Ridgeback from Denver, Colorado, has a coat put on him by owner Emma Marshall (L) and Rosemary Green outside the Hotel Pennsylvania. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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An attendee uses a phone at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

An attendee uses a phone at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

An attendee uses a phone at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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A Standard Poodle is groomed in the benching area by his handler before competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A Standard Poodle is groomed in the benching area by his handler before competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A Standard Poodle is groomed in the benching area by his handler before competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Cody, a Shizu from Cleamont, Florida, sits in the benching area before competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Cody, a Shizu from Cleamont, Florida, sits in the benching area before competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Cody, a Shizu from Cleamont, Florida, sits in the benching area before competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Titan, a six-year-old Neapolitan Mastiff from Michigan, stands in a potty area for dogs at the Hotel Pennsylvania. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Titan, a six-year-old Neapolitan Mastiff from Michigan, stands in a potty area for dogs at the Hotel Pennsylvania. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Titan, a six-year-old Neapolitan Mastiff from Michigan, stands in a potty area for dogs at the Hotel Pennsylvania. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A Chinese Crested is judged during competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A Chinese Crested is judged during competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A Chinese Crested is judged during competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A Toy Poodle stands in the judging ring with its handler during competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A Toy Poodle stands in the judging ring with its handler during competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A Toy Poodle stands in the judging ring with its handler during competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Uno an America Shorthair cat attends the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Uno an America Shorthair cat attends the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Uno an America Shorthair cat attends the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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A Bergamasco waits with its handler before competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A Bergamasco waits with its handler before competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A Bergamasco waits with its handler before competition. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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