above: during the day, the judging by breed is held to identify the Best in Breed, which will later represent that breed in one of the groups during the televised broadcast.
above: This black standard poodle has a few finishing touches to his coat before being called into the ring...
above: this poodle bitch (female canine term) stands at the ready during the judging...
above: the judges carefully inspect eyes, teeth, coat and temperament before eventually selecting the winner of each breed.
above: At 8pm Eastern time, the televised Westminster Show began with Hounds, followed by Terriers, Non-Sporting, and then Herding. On Tuesday night will be Sporting, Toy, Working, followed by the Best In Show.
above: behind the scenes in the main ring. Network television cameras and media prepared for the show.
above: I had awesome seats, among distinguished show judges, just behind the the main judging table with the silver cups and awards.
above: This Basenji makes the rounds with the Herding group judging.
above: within the Non-Sporting group, the Standard Poodle, followed by the Boston Terrier
above: click the arrow in the lower left corner to watch the snippet. Sheldon and I are hoping she wins the Best In Show on Tuesday! Gosh I just love the excitement of this dog show. Thanks for stopping by today.