2009 National Dog Show - Behind the Scenes
With his head held up by a wire, Everett, a Brussels Griffon, got some extra attention from professional dog handler Roxanne Sutton in between judging rounds.
Let sleeping dogs lie
The festivities at the National Dog Show can get tiring, as a man and three dogs found out.
All wrapped up
Cody, a five-year-old Cocker Spaniel, sits on the grooming table waiting to compete in the judging rounds at the National Dog Show hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia in Oaks, Pa.
Happy to be held
Janie Killion holds her English Bull Terrier named Zulu as they rest between judging rounds at the National Dog Show.
Taking a break from the activities at the National Dog Show, a man spent some alone time with his dog.
Full of hot air
Ensuring her dog looked its best for judging, a woman used a hair dryer to style its fur.
An English Bulldog named Mouse is admired by Kaira Lawson (center) and Danielle Wilson.
Taking a break
Staying warm with a towel draped over him, a spaniel took a quick cat nap backstage at the National Dog Show.
A place for petting
Even show dogs can't pass up an opportunity to get some love from fans.
Fans took some time to get to know more about the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.
Lola, a four-year-old Pyrenean Shepherd, is groomed by her owner Maggie Emmell backstage at the National Dog Show.
Grooming for everyone
The styling going on backstage wasn't reserved just for dogs.
The National Dog Show provides a chance for dogs to make new friends.
View from up high
Being carried around by its owner, this Papillion got a different view of the National Dog Show than it would have walking along the ground.
An owner took special care when creating a unique look for his standard poodle at the National Dog Show in November, 2009.
The waiting game
Showing off an impressive long coat, an Afghan Hound waited patiently for competition to start at the National Dog Show.
Cover your eyes
This man's Sheepdog has so much fur it's virtually impossible to see its eyes.
With her grooming tools -- spray bottle, comb and brush -- at hand, an owner prepared to put the final touches on her dog prior to judging at the National Dog Show.