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Dog competes in 2018 Westminster agility championship
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Every year, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show brings animal lovers together to appreciate some of best behaved and groomed pets around, and this year's 142nd annual show is no different.

From Monday Feb. 12 to Tuesday, Feb. 13, nearly 3,000 dogs and their handlers will go head-to-head at New York City’s Madison Square Garden in a quest to receive the "Best in Show" award.

Leading up to the show, the Westminster Masters Agility Championship was on Saturday, Feb. 10, with a Border Collie fittingly named Fame taking home the trophy. Mixed-breed canines – referred to as All American dogs – compete in this event as well.

Border Collie competes in the Westminster Dog Show Agility Championship
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If you’re a dog lover, you know all dogs are perfect in their own ways, but the Westminster Dog Show has its own system of ranking the pups. First, dogs compete against members of their own breed, broken down into seven groups: Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting, and Herding.

The winning dog in each group will advance to the Best in Show competition, a prestigious title one dog will earn at the end of the events on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 11 p.m. EST.

Last year, a German Shepherd named Rumor won Best in Show.

A complete schedule of events is available on The Westminster Kennel Club’s website. To watch the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, you can livestream the events via Fox Sports Go, and the Best in Show competition will also air live on FS1.

While waiting to find out which furry friend emerges victorious, check out some photos of the 142nd Westminster Dog Show below.

Westminster Masters Agility 2018 Obstacle Course

dog competing in the westminster agility 2018 competition
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westminster agility 2018 results
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masters agility championship 2018 westminster dog show
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westminster dog show agility obstacle course 2018
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westminster kennel club agility 2018 results
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dog competing in the westminster agility 2018 competition
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A Chinese Crested at the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at The Piers on February 12, 2018 in New York City
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