Nearly each of the 2,630 entries at the Westminster Dog Show is in flawless condition.
There's self-assured Thor the bulldog and fluffy Bono the Havanese, plus a bevy of fancy-cut poodles, perfectly primped Pekingnese and elegant borzoi.
They come from 204 breeds and varieties, aiming to succeed King the wire fox terrier as the top dog when the winner was selected Tuesday night at packed Madison Square Garden.
Even with the crowd chanting for a popular golden retriever, statuesque standard poodle strutted Siba off with best in show.
Bourbon the whippet finished second. Daniel the golden retriever was clearly the crowd favourite — a golden has never won at Westminster. Bono the Havanese, Wilma the boxer, Conrad the Shetland sheepdog, and Vinny the wire fox terrier also made the final grouping.
Enjoy this selection of photos from America's most prestigious pooch pageant.