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Westminster Dog Show Kicks Off Today

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK (KWWL) -- Some puppy love will be going on in New York City, as the 135th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show gets underway today.

Six new breeds will be making their debut at this year's show on USA and CNBC.

More than 2,500 dogs of 179 breeds have entered in this year's Westminster, all vying for the grand prize of them all, "Best in Show", which will be awarded tomorrow.

First held in 1877, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is America's second-longest continuously held sporting event, behind only the Kentucky Derby.

Online Anchor: Sunny Layne

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