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Behind the Scenes at the Westminster Dog Show: How to Make a Standard Poodle

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Photography by Kathy Landman

Ordinary dogs undergo extraordinary transformations in order to win at dog shows, and among the most eye-catching is the Standard Poodle.

The Poodle is a water dog, and, untended, has a nappy dense coat sort of like good pile carpeting that hugs its rangy body. But in the hands of an expert groomer, a Poodle becomes a dazzling confection, something between a meringue, a soufflé and a topiary hedge.

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Beauty and the Beasts: Grooming Champions at the Westminster Dog Show

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

In the grooming area for the Westminster Dog Show, contenders for Best of Breed, Best of Group, and Best in Show are getting pressed, primped and powdered. See what it takes for dogs to walk the walk in our video and slideshow.

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