As one of the oldest breeds of dog in the world, this Afghan Hound is getting its thick, fine, silky coat prepped ahead of its big moment.
Despite the name, the Australian Shepherd has origins that trace back to the western ranches of the United States. This Aussie looks on in anticipation.
Considered a spirited, good-tempered, intelligent and affectionate breed of terrier, this Bedlington Terrier is looking its best as it gets its coat shaved.
This little Cairn Terrier is the oldest of the terrier breeds and its fearless temperament makes it an ideal show dog.
This Chow Chow has its game face on ahead of competition in the Non-Sporting Group.
This graceful and elegant English Setter awaits its grooming ahead of its appearance in the Sporting Group.
The English Springer Spaniel is a breed of dog that isn't afraid to display its affectionate and excitable qualities, much like this Spaniel that is taking time out of its busy day to rest.
This English Springer Spaniel sits by its Spaniel friend as they await their turn to compete in the Sporting Group.
Named retriever because of their ability to retrieve shot game undamaged, this Golden Retrievers receives some love from its groomer.
Known for its giant size, this Great Dane is put into perspective as small children huddle around to take in its great size.
This Komondor looks calm, cool and collected as its long, corded coat awaits its final grooming.
Mary Carillo sits with a group of children as they pet a dog and take in scenes from the 2013 National Dog Show.
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, or Toller for short, is a breed primarily bred for hunting, but this Toller looks outgoing and loving as any breed at the 2013 National Dog Show.
The Portuguese Podengo stems from ancient Portugal and this dog is of the "pequeno" variety.
This lively and playful fellow is a Samoyed and is getting its final touches before it competes in the Working Group.
This graceful Siberian Husky looks on as its thick coat is worked on by its groomer.
This Skye Terrier is all smiles as it awaits its turn to compete in the Terrier Group.
Bred as a very large working dog from Italy and the Swiss Alps, this St. Bernard has it game face on in anticipation of the 2013 National Dog Show.
One of the more standard show dogs, this Poodle is looking dapper as it receives its finishing touches.
Originally bred for hunting fox, rodents and badger, the Welsh Terrier has mainly been bred for showing during the last century, and that's something this little guy is succeeding at.
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