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Scissors, combs and hairspray are the name of the game at the Westminster Dog Show

Dog owners and handlers are busy making furry pieces of art out of their pooches, at the Westminster Dog show taking place at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Some owners claim that even a single stray hair can upset the look. They are prepping for the ring where dogs are judged from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

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Tummy, a Bichons Frises, get a final trim at the Westminster Dog Show on Monday, Feb. 14.

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Rod Connors, left, and Delana Severs put the finishing touches on Micah, a Standard Poodle from Niantic, Conn.

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The back of a Bearded Collie becomes art during grooming.

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A Poodle's back takes shape.

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Two-year-old Brigo-Doon, a Long Coat Chihuahua, weighed only 0.9oz at birth. His owner, Ken Stowell, fed her with a small plastic tube for the first two weeks.

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"Isn't he gorgeouse?" Dwight Eubanks of Atlanta, Georgia, asks about Coal, his Chinese Crested. "When he shows, he looks just like a pony."

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A handler shows a Borzois in the ring at the Westminster Dog Show, Monday, Feb. 14.