Malachy, a Pekingese, enjoys his trophy after winning Best in Show on Feb. 14, 2012, at the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York.
Shadagee Caught Red Handed, an Irish setter, is declared the Best of Sporting Group.
A Dogue de Bordeaux gets his game face on before entering the judging ring.
Chelsey, winner of the terrier group.
Debbie Parsons and Brad Slayton are married at the 2012 Westminster Dog Show — and their Tibetan mastiff, Major, gets a kiss. Major won Best in Breed.
Fifi, a Doberman pinscher, relaxes with co-owner Suzy Lundy of Oregonia, Ohio, in the backstage area.
Raaza, a Komondorok
Clara, a Chinese Crested
Tibetan terrier Reese, winner of an Award of Merit, performs a trick with Nikkie Kinzigner.
Bichons frises line up to be judged.
Nikki, an Old English sheepdog, with handler Chris Pesche.
Siberian huskies wait to enter the judging ring.
Tucker, a Yorkshire terrier, competes in the Junior Showmanship Preliminaries at the Westminster Dog Show, accompanied by Emma Echols.
The scene at the Junior Showmanship Preliminaries