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In images: GroundDog day at Westminster Kennel Dog Show

By Maverick Life Editors 16 June 2021

TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK - JUNE 13: Wasabi the Pekingese competes in Best in Show at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on June 13, 2021 in Tarrytown, New York. Spectators are not allowed to attend this year, apart from dog owners and handlers, because of safety protocols due to Covid-19. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

The 145th Westminster Kennel Dog Show was held in New York recently, with a Pekingese named Wasabi taking home 'Best in Show'. Here is a selection of moving and surprising images from the event.

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‘Wasabi’, a Pekingese breed, winner of Best in Show during the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog show on the grounds of the Lyndhurst Estate, a historic mansion, in Tarrytown, New York, USA, 13 June 2021. EPA-EFE/Peter Foley
Dog owner, breeder and handler David Fitzpatrick walks out with ‘Wasabi’, a Pekingese, during the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog show. EPA-EFE/Peter Foley
Simba, an Afghan Hound is groomed in the benching area during the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. EPA-EFE/PETER FOLEY
A Biewer Terrier is groomed during the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, New York, USA, 12 June 2021. EPA-EFE/PETER FOLEY
A dog and handler compete in the Working Group at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on June 13, 2021 in Tarrytown, New York. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Dog handler Karen Mammano gets her face licked by Matthew, a Newfoundland dog during the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on 12 June 2021. EPA-EFE/PETER FOLEY
A Bichon Frise is groomed in the benching area during the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. EPA-EFE/PETER FOLEY
A Biewer Terrier is groomed in the benching area during the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. EPA-EFE/PETER FOLEY
A dog competes in the Terrier Group at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on June 13, 2021 in Tarrytown, New York.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
A dog competes in the Sporting Group at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on June 13, 2021 in Tarrytown, New York. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
(L-R) Boy the West Highland White Terrier and Mathew the French Bulldog compete in Best in Show at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
A Pointer gets his bite examined during the Sporting Group competition during the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog show on the grounds of the Lyndhurst Estate, a historic mansion, in Tarrytown, New York, USA, 13 June 2021. EPA-EFE/Peter Foley
A Nederlandse Kooikerhondje and handler compete in the Sporting Group at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on June 13, 2021 in Tarrytown, New York.(Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
An English Setter competes in the Sporting Group at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on June 13, 2021 in Tarrytown, New York. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Wasabi the Pekingese, with handler/owner David Fitzpatrick, wins Best in Show at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, 13 June 2021. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
A dog competes in the Sporting Group at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on June 13, 2021 in Tarrytown, New York.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
A dog competes in the Terrier Group at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Striker the Samoyed wins the Working Group at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on June 13, 2021 in Tarrytown, New York. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
A Wirehaired Vizsla competes in the Sporting Group at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Bourbon the Whippet competes in Best in Show at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
A dog and handler enter the ring to compete in the Working Group at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
A Pointer in the Sporting Group is presented during the Sporting Group competition during the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog show. EPA-EFE/Peter Foley
A Berger Picard named Chester his handler Christina Potter demonstrates the agility course to be used during competition at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog during a press preview on the grounds of the Lyndhurst Estate, a historic mansion, in Tarrytown, New York, USA, 08 June 2021. EPA-EFE/JUSTIN LANE
A judge (R) inspects Bulldogs during the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog show on the grounds of the Lyndhurst Estate, a historic mansion, in Tarrytown, New York, USA, 12 June 2021. EPA-EFE/PETER FOLEY
The judge inspects Afghan Hounds during the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog show. EPA-EFE/PETER FOLEY. DM/ ML
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