Behind-the-Scenes Photos of the Dogs of Westminster

The 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is in full swing and more than 3,000 dogs are vying for a spot in the Best in Show ring tonight. 

We went "backstage" before the individual breed judging of some of the dogs in the the hound, non-sporting, toy, and herding groups. 

See them getting ready to shine here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Photos by Antoinelle Szwed)