Behind the scenes at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Manhattan

Posted at 5:03 PM, Feb 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-11 19:24:51-05

When you go backstage, it’s easy to spot the puppy love while noticing the exciting behind the scenes world of this year’s Westminster Kennel Club Show.

With 187 breads and nearly 3,000 entries, the getting ready process for these award winning dogs is certainly elaborate.

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

“It takes about three and a half hours,” one dog owner said.

In that amount of time we were able to spot some adorable pup faces and some interesting prepping rituals. Many that involve pink shiny headbands and some extra strength hairspray.

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

“You bathe them, dry them, trim them, whatever the bread requires” one groomer said.

The Westminster show is a two day event held at both Piers 92/94 and Madison Square Garden.

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show