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15 Behind the Scene Photos of the World of Show Dogs

See what the dogs do when they're not performing.

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Best in Show

If you've ever wondered what it looks like behind the scenes of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and beyond these photos will show you just that. New York City-based photographer Dolly Faibyshev created the book Best in Show to display her photographs of the well-groomed dogs that win big at dog shows. Read on to see 15 of the many amazing photographs from the book that show an inside look at the funny, vibrant, larger than life dogs that run the dog shows around the world. Here are some of the most interesting moments from The National Dog Show throughout the years.

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Attention!

Look at that cute fluffball. All the attention on his trainer. Here's how much money the winners of the Westminster Dog show make.

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Big smiles

These dogs know how to smile for the camera. These are some of the most unforgettable images from the Westminster Dog Show.

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Shiny fur

Look at those long locks. Meet some of the adorable dogs competing in the American Rescue Dog Show.

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Kisses

All the dogs need some pre-show good luck kisses. This is what it's really like to show dogs at the Westminster Dog Show.

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Middle part

The part has to be just perfect to get the first place prize.

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Twins

A popular breed will have lots of competition at dog shows. Check out some of the funniest names from the Westminster Dog Show.

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What do you have there?

Lots of treats dor doggies that listen on stage. This is why dogs get disqualified from Westminster.

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Hard work

The best place to rest after a long show.

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Focus

Treats are an essential part of training show dogs. Here's why these 9 beloved dog breeds will never win Westminster.

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