For some dogs entered in the Westminster Kennel Club’s annual showcase in Manhattan this week, the show is already over. Hundreds of entrants in dozens of breeds got the once-over and a sudden goodbye in judging on Monday. As always, a few crowd favorites survived the cut. (They won’t win. They rarely do.) For those that remain, Tuesday will be a long day of grooming, snoozing and trying to stay on their best behavior before the Best in Show winner is announced tonight at Madison Square Garden.
Dewey, a Skye terrier, practicing before the show.
Dougie, a Wire Fox Terrier, left, was groomed backstage. Carol Galloway with Lizzie, right, a Norwich terrier.
Sirpa, a Bedlington terrier, was groomed before the show.
A Bichon Frise relaxed while getting a touch-up.
From left to right: Audrey, Bo and Nikita, all Cesky Terriers, sat with their owner.
Judges inspected Manchester Terriers on the Pier.
A Cocker Spaniel ran across the green.
A dog judged on the green.
Dogs lined up waiting to be judged.
Great Danes waited to be judged at Piers 92/94.