More than 2,500 dogs and their owners descended on New York City for the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which runs Feb. 11-14, 2017.
The club is America's oldest organization for showing purebred dogs — this particular show dates back to 1877.
From Affenpinschers to Yorkshire Terriers, canine hopefuls competed for the coveted Best in Show title as well as individual events for agility and obedience.
This year, three new breeds got their chance to show after being recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2016.
The Pumi is a medium-sized Hungarian herding dog. The breed is very active with a naturally curly coat and whimsical expression.
One Pumi aiming for glory is Bali, a 1-1/2-year-old male owned by Theresa Weber and Maria Arechaederra.