Westminster Dog Show 2012: Bulldogs, Dalmatians, Sheepdogs (PHOTOS)

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  • English Bulldog
    Being an English Bulldog can be hard work -- this bulldog chills out behind a fan. IBTimes
  • Old English Sheepdog
    Can this dog even see with all that fluff? IBTimes
  • Dalmatian
    A Dalmatian relaxes before its breed competition began. IBTimes
  • English Bulldog
    An English Bulldog mean stares at a camera. IBTimes
  • Dalmatian
    This Dalmatian is definitely thinking, "You looking at me?" IBTimes
  • English Bulldog
    An English Bulldog sticks out its tongue. IBTimes
  • English Bulldog
    He's not Superman, but this bulldog looks pretty darn good in his cape. IBTimes
  • Old English Sheepdog
    This Old English Sheepdog marveled at the Westminster Dog Show. IBTimes
  • Dalmatian
    Two Dalmatians enjoy each other's company at the Westminster Dog Show. IBTimes
  • Old English Sheepdog
    One dog handler attempts to manage all of the fluff on an Old English Sheepdog. IBTimes
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More than 2000 dogs will compete at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden, but the show is about more than just winning and losing.

One of the best parts about the illustrious dog show is how these mostly well-mannered dogs behave behind the scenes. Much of the attention is on how the dogs perform on the green carpet during the competition, but it's enjoyable to watch them relax a bit before and after the actual show. Three of our favorite breeds to track behind the scenes were English bulldogs, Dalmatians and Old English Sheepdogs. 

These lovable dogs all have different personalities and looks, but do share one common trait: they are all adorable.

Take a look at a few of our favorite pictures of these unique dogs at the 136th annual Westminster Dog Show on Monday. 

SEE ALSO: Westminster Dog Show 2012: Pugs, Chihuahuas Rock Toy Group 

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