Slideshow: Every Westminster Dog Is a Favorite

Bulldogs in the judging ring at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City for the first day of competition at the 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 10, 2014. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is a two-day, all-breed benched show that takes place at both Pier 92 and 94 and at Madison Square Garden in New York City . AFP PHOTO / Timothy Clary (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Can you believe it’s been a year already since fluffy ball of human emotion Banana Joe secured the title of Best in Show from the Westminster Kennel Club’s dog show? That means the Most Important Dogs in the World are back on the floor at Madison Square Garden and the Chelsea Piers, where 190 breeds and varieties represented by an expected 2,845 contestants make this the biggest show since 1990. Our slideshow merely scratches the surface of this adorable lot.

Joe the affenpinscher has reportedly retired to his native Netherlands, so this year’s favorites are a fox terrier named Sky and a Portuguese water dog named Matisse, Westminster spokesman David Frei told Reuters. But just look at the following lineup of prize-worthy puppies and try to tell us they’re not all your favorite.

Slideshow: Every Westminster Dog Is a Favorite