Westminster Dog Show 2014 Photos: Pictures Of The Cutest Canines From Day 1 Of 138th Annual Event [SLIDESHOW]

  @TBarrabit.barrabi@ibtimes.com on February 11 2014 1:35 PM
  • Ally The Poodle
    Ally the poodle was named "Best of Group" in the Westminster Dog Show's toy category. Reuters
  • Ally The Poodle
    Ally the poodle was named "Best of Group" in the Westminster Dog Show's toy category. Reuters
  • Coco Posh
    Coco Posh the Cardigan Welsh corgi was named "Best Of Group" for the Westminster Dog Show's herding category. Reuters
  • Coco Posh
    Coco Posh the Cardigan Welsh corgi was named "Best Of Group" for the Westminster Dog Show's herding category. Reuters
  • Nathan
    Nathan the bloodhound won "Best of Group" for the Westminster Dog Show's hound category. Reuters
  • Nathan
    Nathan the bloodhound won "Best of Group" for the Westminster Dog Show's hound category. Reuters
  • Classie
    Classie the Miniature Pinscher won "Best of Group" for the Westminster Dog Show's toy category. Reuters
  • Classie
    Classie the Miniature Pinscher won "Best of Group" for the Westminster Dog Show's toy category. Reuters
  • Afghan Hound
    An Afghan Hound shows off for the Westminster Dog Show's judges. Reuters
  • Beagle
    A Beagle gets ready for this Westminster Dog Show close-up. Reuters
  • Otterhound
    An otterhound relaxes during day one of the Westminster Dog Show. Reuters
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The 2014 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is well underway, and it has already produced a plethora of adorable photos.

A total of 2,845 dogs representing 190 breeds are gathered at New York's Madison Square Garden this week for the event’s 138th annual incarnation. On Monday, judges inspected hundreds of participants en route to determining the winners of several “Best of Breed” and “Best of Group” awards.

Winners have already been chosen for the hound, non-sporting, toy and herding categories. Nathan the bloodhound, Classie the miniature pinscher, Ally the poodle and Coco Posh the Cardigan Welsh corgi are four of the seven contenders for the Westminster Dog Show’s “Best In Show” award. A full list of day one results can be viewed here.

Tuesday’s show coverage will focus on the sporting, working and terrier groups as well as the Junior Showmanship event. Judge Betty Regina Leininger will announce the winner of “Best In Show” shortly before 11 p.m. ET.

Westminster Dog Show judges also determined “Best of Breed” for every breed in Monday’s four featured groups. A full list of those winners can be viewed at the event’s official website, or by clicking here.

Want to see more of the 2014 Westminster Dog Show? Check out the photo slideshow above for a glimpse of the event’s most adorable contenders.

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