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King’s realm: Behind the scenes at the Westminster Dog Show

Reuters/Eduardo Munoz
King of the show.
By Johnny Simon
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

The 143rd Westminster Dog Show, the oldest one in the US, crowned King, a Wire Fox Terrier, as “Best in Show” in New York City last night (Feb 12).

While the pageant in which the top dogs are paraded before the judges under the lights of Madison Square Garden is the main event, the heart and soul of Westminster is seen away from the televised action. In the bowels of the arena, and at a separate locatios on the west side of Manhattan, dogs are primped and cared for backstage as they await their moment to shine.

Here’s a look at how these very good dogs get their signature looks on:

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