WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB, NEW YORK
The fabulously self-conscious Westminster Kennel Club holds its annual show in Manhattan each year. The US version of Crufts was the inspiration for the comedy Best in Show, although the real thing often strays into self parody. Do the dogs enjoy being primped and preened? Hard to say. Most just looked bored and, like quite a few of the owners, passed the time by sleeping.
Owner vapes as her dog is groomed
Owners wait for their moment in the ring
Owner answers questions from punter.
Owners discuss the day's events.
Show official takes a call
Owner awaits his chance in the ring
Show visitors inspect the breeds
Woman explains the merits of the Great Dane