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Westminster's behind-the-scenes hair salon for dogs

From blow dryers to hair dryers to silk wraps once the 'do is done, styling show dogs is serious work at the dog show going at Madison Square Garden Monday and Tuesday.

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After a thorough blow drying, Penny, an Affenpinscher from Warrenton, Va., stands by to be brushed at the Westminster Dog Show, Monday, Feb. 14. Penny will have brick pigment added to her fur to emphasize her color.

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My Ways Pied Piper, a five-year-old Afghan from Pennsylvania, accepts a treat from her owner, Mary Anne Ciordano of Pennsylvania. "She's very smart," Ciordano says of her dog, "She does agility and obedience in addition to showing, and that takes a lot of brains."
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