PHOTOS: Behind the scenes at the Westminster Dog Show

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Photos of some of the many dogs participating in the 140th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City.

More than 2,700 dogs are entered in the 2016 Westminster Kennel Club.

These photos were taken during the daytime completion on Monday.

See what it's like behind the scenes:
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Backstage at the Westminster Dog Show.



The best in show will be chosen at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.

Last year, Miss P became the second beagle to win Westminster.

The hound, toy, nonsporting and herding groups were to be judged Monday night. The top sporting, working and terriers get chosen Tuesday night, followed by the best in show pick shortly before 11 p.m.
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