Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Day 1

February 18, 2013

I had the exciting pleasure of being assigned to photograph the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show this year for Newsday. Here are some favorites from day 1.

A stolen kiss in the elevator at Pier 92 in Manhattan.

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Chino, 1 1/2 year old Lhasa Apso from Iowa, gets combed.

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Old English Sheepdog Delaney, 3, hails from New Jersey and sports his Swedish booties.

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Marie Stahmer stands with Mojo, her three-year-old Boston Terrier.

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Lily McGowan, 8, shares a moment with two-year-old Keeshond named Promise.

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Foxy Brown and Cecil B. DeMille, both 2 1/2 year old Basset hounds, wear their snoods to protect their ears before competing in the ring.

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Dora, a 1 1/2 year old Dachshund, waits anxiously on her owners toes for her turn in the ring.

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Natalie, a 6-year-old Shetland Sheepdog from Maryland.

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Credo, a 6 1/2 year old Blood Hound, hugs his co-owners Michael and Kimberly Hansen.

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Moon, a 3 year old Whippet from Wisconsin, gets powdered.

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Bingo, a 2 1/2 year old Bichon Frise from Texas, gets a last minute eye liner touchup.

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Bichon Frise Honor, 3, won Best of Breed during day one of the Westminster Dog Show.

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Dalmatians in the ring.

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Chino, a 4 1/2 year old Scottish Deer Hound.

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After a morning start at 4:30am, Norwegian Buhund Pink, 2, takes a quick, well deserved nap.

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Bean is a 3-year-old Bearded Collie with fabulous hair. The day was humid so his fabulous hair needed to be ironed!

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Christine, a 5-year-old Saluki, with her owner and stuffed animal.Image

The Afghan Hounds get groomed before entering the ring.

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Miley Rae, a 3-year-old Smooth Collie, waits for her owner by the ladies room.

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Sugar, a 3-year-old Chinese Crested, travels in style.

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Leaving the Piers for Madison Square Garden

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The best of breeds from day one arrive at Madison Square Garden

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