Westminster Dog Show Contestants Battle For Best Bitch

Hot dog! The Westminster Kennel Club's dog show is in town. The kooky canines and their handlers have hit New York City's Madison Square Garden, and the bow-wows have been positively hounded by the paparazzi. But even krazy kat ladies will have to agree that the expertly-groomed, expressive tail-waggers are so full of personality — they seem to be thinking. We dig deep into the minds of a few fetching Fidos in an annotated gallery, beginning after the jump.

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Westminster Dog Show Contestants Battle For Best Bitch

Westminster Dog Show Contestants Battle For Best Bitch

Westminster Dog Show Contestants Battle For Best Bitch

Westminster Dog Show Contestants Battle For Best Bitch

Westminster Dog Show Contestants Battle For Best Bitch

Westminster Dog Show Contestants Battle For Best Bitch

Westminster Dog Show Contestants Battle For Best Bitch

Westminster Dog Show Contestants Battle For Best Bitch

Westminster Dog Show Contestants Battle For Best Bitch

Westminster Dog Show Contestants Battle For Best Bitch

Westminster Dog Show Contestants Battle For Best Bitch

Westminster Dog Show Contestants Battle For Best Bitch

Westminster Dog Show Contestants Battle For Best Bitch

Westminster Dog Show Contestants Battle For Best Bitch

Westminster Dog Show Contestants Battle For Best Bitch

Westminster Dog Show Contestants Battle For Best Bitch

Westminster Dog Show Contestants Battle For Best Bitch

Westminster Dog Show Contestants Battle For Best Bitch

Westminster Dog Show Contestants Battle For Best Bitch

Westminster Dog Show Contestants Battle For Best Bitch

Westminster Dog Show Contestants Battle For Best Bitch

Westminster Dog Show Contestants Battle For Best Bitch

Westminster Dog Show Contestants Battle For Best Bitch

Westminster Dog Show Contestants Battle For Best Bitch

Westminster Dog Show Contestants Battle For Best Bitch

Westminster Dog Show Contestants Battle For Best Bitch

Westminster Dog Show Contestants Battle For Best Bitch

Westminster Dog Show Contestants Battle For Best Bitch

Westminster Dog Show Contestants Battle For Best Bitch

Westminster Dog Show Contestants Battle For Best Bitch

Westminster Dog Show Contestants Battle For Best Bitch

[Images: New York, February 11. Via Getty and AP.]