This year marks the 134th Westminster Kennel Club's Dog Show, in which over 2,500 dogs compete for the title of Best in Show.
The famous competition, which takes place today and tomorrow at Madison Square Garden, will draw a huge crowd of animal lovers who all gather in anticipation to watch the immaculately groomed pedigree pooches compete.
Though dog lovers know that most canines love attention, the bright lights and noise could easily be a little intimidating for the contestants.
To help animals
who are headed for the spotlight relax, the contestants are all afforded complementary dog-centered spa treatments, like luxurious baths and a seat in the groomer's chair. There's even a doggy treadmill for pooches who like to burn off stress with a pre-show run, according to FOX news.
At this year's event, three new breeds of dog will be introduced to the competition, including the Irish Red and White Setter, the Norwegian Buhund, and the Pyrenean Shepard.
The show originated in 1876 when a group of hunters began to meet regularly at a Manhattan hotel to share stories and boast about the merits and skills of their hunting dogs.