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Juniors compete in Westminster Dog Show

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Andrew Mueller, 10, competes with his Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 'Stella' in the Junior Showmanship Preliminaries at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Feb. 13, in New York City.

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Emma Echols competes with her Yorkshire Terrier 'Tucker' in the Junior Showmanship Preliminaries at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Feb.13.

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Andrew Mueller, 10, competes with his Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 'Stella' in the Junior Showmanship Preliminaries at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Feb. 13.

Junior Showmanship competition at the Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show is for children ages 9-18 and is limited to those who have won a qualifying number of first places at American Kennel Club licensed or member shows in a certain time period. 

The Junior Showmanship preliminaries were judged Monday and finals will be held at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday evening.

The Westminster Kennel Club 136th Annual Dog show is Feb. 13 - 14 in New York City. The event was first held in 1877 making it America's second-longest continuously held sporting event, behind only the Kentucky Derby.

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After making it to the finals, Sam Heiser, of Maryland hugs Katie Grohowalski during the Junior Showmanship Preliminaries at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Feb. 13, in New York City.