Behind the Scenes at the Westminster Dog Show

Michelle Ridenour, of Novi, Michigan, grooms Tigger, a 3-year-old Pomeranian, during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 in New York. Photo: Mary Altaffer/Corbis

The dogs are back in town for the annual classy version of the Puppy Bowl, and they’re still cute. Best in Show won’t be decided until tonight, but there were plenty of smushed faces and fur balls on display in yesterday’s group events. Backstage, humans put the dogs’ lustrous hair in elaborate formations and poked at their faces, making sure everything is in place. It’s like Fashion Week, but more adorable and with fewer body-image issues (for us humans).

Westminster Dog Slideshow