Over 2,597 dogs to be exact. Giant Schnauzers. Terriers. Bloodhounds. Chihuahuas. Chinese Cresteds. They were all let out today for the 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Madison Square Garden.
The Westminster Dog Show is America’s second-longest continuously held sporting event, behind only the Kentucky Derby, and in our opinion, the number one most “aww” inspiring sporting event.
We went behind the scenes to see what it takes to get these pups pampered to perfection. And it’s no easy feat to get a Boston Terrier on a treadmill or to give a Great Pyrenees’ a precision blow-dry.
Want to let your pooch out for a vacation? Champion dog handlers gave us pet travel advice and tips.
Tell us: What are your tips for bringing pets on the road with you?