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Ruff Day for Scotch Plains' Boy Scout Troop 104 at Westminster Dog Show

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

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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