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Backstage at the Westminster Dog Show

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Jordan, a Yorkshire terrier, is prepped in the benching area during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in New York.

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An old English sheepdog licks his chops while being groomed for competition at the Westminster Kennel Club 138th Annual Dog Show in New York, Feb. 10, 2014.

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Andrew White/The New York Times |

A dog is groomed for competition at the Westminster Kennel Club 138th Annual Dog Show in New York, Feb. 10, 2014.

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Andrew White/The New York Times |

A woman grooms a standard poodle for competition at the Westminster Kennel Club 138th Annual Dog Show in New York, Feb. 10, 2014.

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Andrew White/The New York Times |

A Yorkshire terrier is groomed for competition at the Westminster Kennel Club 138th Annual Dog Show in New York, Feb. 10, 2014.

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Andrew White/The New York Times |

A shih tzu is groomed for competition at the Westminster Kennel Club 138th Annual Dog Show in New York, Feb. 10, 2014.