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News from Nearby: Ruff Day for Boy Scout Troop 104 at Westminster Dog Show

Boy Scout Troop 104 at the Westminster Kennel Club's Meet & Compete event on Saturday in New York City Credits: John Mooney
Husky soars over the hurdle. Credits: John Mooney
Mastiff Credits: John Mooney
Friedly dogs from more than 100 breeds interact with visitors. Credits: John Mooney
The prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show attracts pedigree competitors from all across the United States. Credits: John Mooney
Prancing poodle Credits: John Mooney
Agility test Credits: John Mooney
Poodle competes in the Agility Championship. Credits: John Mooney
Agility Competition Credits: John Mooney
James Sullivan and Aidan Mooney watch the Agility Comptition at Westminster Kennel Club. Credits: John Mooney
Aidan meets Aislinn the Border Collie Credits: John Mooney
A happy Bichon Frise and her owner at "Meet the Breeds" Credits: John Mooney
Bulldog Credits: John Mooney
Standard Poodle. Credits: John Mooney
Boxer Love Shack Credits: John Mooney
James Sullivan and Aidan Mooney meet a Kerry Blue Terrier. Credits: John Mooney
Fox Sports reporter and an Irish Wolfhound Credits: John Mooney
Adorable pair of Bichon Frises Credits: John Mooney
James Sullivan looks his new friend in the eye. Credits: John Mooney
Irish Red and White Setter Credits: John Mooney
Great Dane puppies can weigh up to 200 pounds as adult dogs. Credits: John Mooney
Puppy awakes a Great Dane Credits: John Mooney
The ever popular Golden Retriever Credits: John Mooney
Scottish Terrier Credits: John Mooney
Happy Sheltie Credits: John Mooney
Lhasa Apso Credits: John Mooney
Aidan Mooney pets a dog that outweighs him. Credits: John Mooney
Happy Husky Credits: John Mooney
Irish Red and White Setter Credits: John Mooney
Pampered Pomeranian at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Credits: John Mooney
Basset Hounds are overjoyed to meet Boy Scouts from Troop 104 in Scotch Plains. Credits: John Mooney
Newfoundland is one of the largest dogs at the Westminster Kennel Club. Credits: John Mooney
Chinese Crested. Credits: John Mooney
Shar pei Credits: John Mooney
Swiss Mountain Dog Credits: John Mooney
Chow Chow wows the crowd. Credits: John Mooney
Regal looking Chow Chow. Credits: John Mooney
Adorable Spaniel Credits: John Mooney
Grumpy cat discovers she's not a dog. Credits: John Mooney
Flower dogs Credits: John Mooney
Doggie merchandise for sale. Credits: John Mooney
Troop 104 stops for a photo opp at the Intrepid Museum Credits: John Mooney

NEW YORK, NY -- It was a Dog Day Afternoon for 18 Boy Scouts from Troop 104, who received a personal invitation from Seán McCarthy, president of the Westminster Kennel Club (WKC), to attend the world famous dog show's  Masters Agility Championship and Meet the Breeds events at Pier 92-94 in Manhattan.

The Scouts were able to watch some of the country's top canine athletes race the clock on a thrilling obstacle course at WKC's fourth annual Masters Agility Championship on Saturday. Each competitor follows cues from his/her handler through a timed obstacle course of jumps, tunnels, bridges and other objects. 

The Westminster Kennel Club dog show is the most prestigious dog event in America. Each year thousands of breeders, owners and handlers make their way to New York in the hopes of winning this premiere event. Making it to Westminster requires countless hours of training, grooming and travel as they work to earn championship titles, qualifying wins, and top rankings.

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Televised annually to millions of homes across the country, Westminster has become "America’s Dog Show." The most-coveted award in the dog show world, Best In Show at Westminster, was given for the first time in 1907. Dogs are categorized into the Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting, Herding, Sporting, Working and Terrier breeds. Viewers can watch more than 100 breeds compete to be the country's "top dog" in the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Monday, Feb. 13 and Tuesday, Feb. 14 on Fox Sports 1.

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