Westminster Dog Show 2012: Best of Golden Retrievers, Great Danes, Boxers, More from Day 2 [PHOTOS]

on February 14 2012 2:03 PM
  • Golden Retriever
    This Golden Retriever waits patiently to compete. There were 32 Golden Retrievers competing in the show this year. IBTimes/Julia Greenberg
  • Golden Retriever
    This Golden Retriever waits to compete in the ring. IBTimes/Julia Greenberg
  • Golden Retriever
    Another Golden Retriever shows off its regal smile. IBTimes/Julia Greenberg
  • Golden Retriever
    Another Golden Retriever shows off its darker coat. IBTimes/Julia Greenberg
  • Alaskan Malamute
    This Alaskan Malamute smiles for the camera. IBTimes/Julia Greenberg
  • Libby the Vizsla
    Libby, a Vizsla, won Best of Breed Tuesday. It is the 2-year-old's first Westminster Dog Show appearance. IBTimes/Julia Greenberg
  • Spinone Italiano
    This Spinone Italiano named Pevla won the Westminster Dog Show Award for Best of Opposite Sex. IBTimes/Julia Greenberg
  • Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
    This Greater Swiss Mountain Dog smiles happily for the camera. IBTimes/Julia Greenberg
  • Leonberger
    This two-year-old Leonberger enjoys some air before competing in the ring. IBTimes/Julia Greenberg
  • Cocker Spaniel
    Bentley, a five-year-old Cocker Spaniel, primps in preparation for the competition. IBTimes/Julia Greenberg
  • Doberman Pinscher
    This playful Doberman Pinscher shows off her skills before the Westminster Dog Show competition. IBTimes/Julia Greenberg
  • Great Dane
    This playful Great Dane named Bosa lies with his owner before entering the ring. Bosa weighs around 160 pounds and eats 3 to 4 pounds of food a day. IBTimes/Julia Greenberg
  • Weimaraner
    This sleek Weimaraner looks into the distance after competing in the show. IBTimes/Julia Greenberg
  • Boxer
    This regal Boxer waits patiently for his turn in the ring. IBTimes/Julia Greenberg
  • Great Dane
    Lynn, a four-year-old Great Dane, prepares for the competition. She weighs 135 pounds. IBTimes/Julia Greenberg
  • Kuvaszok
    Meet Zoey, a five-year-old Kuvaszok. She is only one of two competing in the breed. IBTimes/Julia Greenberg
  • Great Pyrenees
    This Great Pyrenees is over five feet tall when he stands upright. He is tired after winning the competition for Best of Breed. His favorite treat is glazed donuts. "He runs on Dunkins," his owner jokes. IBTimes/Julia Greenberg
  • Mastiff
    Oliver Twist is a successful Mastiff. He is relaxing before the Mastiff Best of Breed competition in the afternoon. IBTimes/Julia Greenberg
  • Mastiff
    This Mastiff waits for his turn to enter the ring. When a Mastiff is first born it weighs one pound, but grows to 35 pounds within eight weeks. A male Mastiff weighs an average 225 pounds at full maturity. IBTimes/Julia Greenberg
  • Komondor
    This Komondor, one of the strangest-looking breeds in the show, relaxes before the competition. IBTimes/Julia Greenberg
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The 136th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show continues Tuesday for its second day in New York.

The second day of the competition features dogs in the Sporting, Working and Terrier Groups. The breeds that will be competing on Tuesday include, among others, the American Water Spaniel, the Cocker Spaniel, the Golden Retriever, the Bernese Mountain Dog, the Boxer, the Doberman Pinscher, the Dogue de Bordeaux, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, the Mastiff, the Rottweiler, the Border Terrier, the Bull Terrier, the newly-recognized Cesky Terrier, the Manchester Terrier, the Skye Terrier and the Wire Fox Terrier.

Winners of each breed are announced throughout the day and the Best of Breed winners will compete in their respective groups late Tuesday to determine the seven group winners that will take the stage for the Best in Show competition. The Best in Show competition will be judged by Cindy Vogels of Greenwood Village, Colo. Vogels will preside over a panel of 38 judges from 19 states. 

The Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding groups competed Monday in a fierce show of temperament, gait, coat and presence. Judges determined the winners of the groups late Monday. A three-year-old Wire-Haired Dachshund named Raydachs Playing With Fire V Gleishorbach won the Best of Hounds group. A four-year-old Pekingese named Palacegarden Malachy won the prize for Best of Toys. An almost five-year-old Dalmatian named Spotlights Ruffian won the award for Best of Non-Sportings. The nearly 5-year-old German Shepherd named Babheim's Captain Crunch won the award of Best of Herdings.

Meet some of the best-looking Golden Retrievers, Great Danes and Boxers in America as well as many other breeds that competed in the Westminster Dog Show Tuesday. 

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