The earliest memories I have of the Westminster dog show are not good ones. You see, as a young lad, I was a fan of WWE (then WWF) Raw, a Monday night pro wrestling show that was carried by USA, the same network that then had the right to Westminster. Once a year, I’d turn on the TV only to find ridiculously primped dogs instead dudes hitting each other with chairs, and it was really disappointing.
Years later, Westminster is no less preposterous: obsessive trainers are probably putting hair curlers in some poor dog’s hair right now (the show is currently going on at Madison Square Garden, and will continue tomorrow). But what that translates into are some great photos, and this year does not disappoint.
Here are the best photos from Day 1 of the Westminster dog show. And by best, I of course mean the most absurd.