15 of the cutest dogs we saw at the 147th Westminster Kennel Club dog show
The 147th Westminster Kennel Club dog show kicked off on May 6, 2023.
More than 3,000 dogs are competing at the event in Queens, New York.
Here are some of the cutest pups we saw ahead of the big crowning on Tuesday.
More than 3,000 dogs headed to the 147th Annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show, which is underway in New York, for a chance to be named top dog.
But before a new Best in Show winner is crowned on Tuesday, competitors are combed and coiffed backstage — and Insider got a behind-the-scenes look.
This year, the prestigious competition, which kicked off on Saturday, moved from Madison Square Garden to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center — the home of the US Open — in Queens. Insider attended with Playology, a dog-toy brand and one of the event's sponsors, and got to see what the show is really like for spectators and dogs alike.
Here are some of the cutest pups we saw at the show on May 8.
I attended the 147th Annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show on May 8 and was able to get a peek behind the scenes — and, as such, see some of the cutest dogs in the world.
As I made my way to the competition floor at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, I only needed to look down to catch a glimpse of this little guy begging for treats.
Every way I turned, I saw a new furry friend. This canine was practicing their competition stance.
As I walked towards the grooming area, I caught sight of this corgi plopped on the ground.
I discovered it was actually time for the corgi round of the competition — heaven for any corgi lover.
In the grooming tent, I spotted a shiba inu smiling at its groomer.
This Afghan hound gave me a smile while getting its fur brushed.
This golden retriever looked majestic while getting its fur blown out.
Some of the pups were all ready for me to give them a pat, like this guy. He was very soft and loved giving kisses.
The beauty of the dogs stopped me in my tracks. This Australian shepherd had the bluest eyes I've ever seen.
This Pomeranian was giving everyone a huge grin.
This canine almost looked like a little lamb to me.
After my visit to the action-packed grooming tent, I needed a nap, like this adorable cavalier King Charles spaniel.
Before leaving, I passed the photo-call for winners. This guy was a dead ringer for last year's champion, Trumpet, the first-ever bloodhound to take Best in Show.
But there were plenty of dogs around Westminster that weren't competing. This was Perla, who was just there to slay in her sunglasses and judge the competition like the rest of us.
Read the original article on Insider