Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

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Handler Tuni Claflin of East Freetown, Mass., holds Charter, an akita at the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, in New York. Charter won best of opposite sex in the competition. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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Malachy the Pekingese was named America's Dog and won Best in Show at the Westminster Dog Show. A Dalmatian, German Shepherd, Doberman Pinscher, and Wire-Haired Dachshund were among the final group. The Westminster Kennel Club, America's oldest organization dedicated to the sport of purebred dogs, welcomed more than 2,000 canines to New York to complete in their 136th annual dog show.

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