PHOTOS: Canines shine at 147th annual Westminster dog show

This week, 2,500 dogs from 210 different breeds and varieties are vying for the best in show trophy at the 147 annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York.

Hailing from 49 states and 13 countries, contestants range from tiny Chihuahuas to giant Great Danes. They include familiar breeds like Labrador retrievers, rarities such as the Sloughi, and a newcomer, the Bracco Italiano.

In the end, a petit basset griffon Vendéen named Buddy Holly — for the late rock ‘n’ roll legend — won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show Tuesday night, a first for the rabbit-hunting breed. Buddy Holly bested six other finalists to garner the most prestigious dog show award in the United States.

See photos from the show below.

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