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What It’s Like Behind the Scenes at the Westminster Dog Show

Published On 02/16/2016 Published On 02/16/2016
Jamie Carreiro
Jamie Carreiro

"A handler once wanted seven cheeseburgers for his dog, and the dog ate all of them."

Jamie Carreiro
Jamie Carreiro

The events are titled things like Longhaired BOV Dachshunds, Pekingese Sweepstakes, Best Junior Handler, and Veteran Bitch. 

Jamie Carreiro

"It’s like Miss America meets the Puppy Bowl."

Jamie Carreiro

There must be more women in Manhattan wearing rhinestone-encrusted cowboy boots and carrying bags of poop today than on any other day of the year.

Jamie Carreiro

Despite the fact that most of these people have spent months training their pets to respond favorably to camera-ready situations, the handlers tisk affectionately when their dogs perform for the camera.

Jamie Carreiro
Jamie Carreiro