The 136th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show begins Monday in New York. Dogs from across the country come for two days to compete in the world's most famous dog show against top entries in their breed and group. Rhodesian Ridgebacks, French Bulldogs, Labrador Retrievers and over 150 other breeds arrived in New York this weekend to prepare for the show.
The prestigious show will feature 2,077 dogs and 105 Junior Showmanship entries. Dogs come from 47 states across the United States, with the most entries coming from New York, California and Pennsylvania.
Dogs will compete against each other in breeds and varieties in the Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding groups on Monday. The Group competition will be in the evening. Tuesday will feature the Sporting, Working and Terrier Groups. From the over 2,000 competitors, 185 will win Best of Breed awards and seven will be Group winners of the Best in Show competition late Tuesday.
Take a closer look at behind-the-scenes pictures of the dogs as they arrive in New York to prepare for the show.