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Best in Show 2013: America's top dogs

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Best in Show went to Banana Joe, an Affenpinscher, shown here with his handler Ernesto Lara and judge Michael Dougherty.

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John Moore

Meet the Westminster Kennel Club's seven finalists of 2013 in this slideshow.

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    Jewel, an American foxhound from Washington DC and winner of the Hound group, competes in the Westminster Dog Show final at Madison Square Garden in New York, Feb. 12, 2013.

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    John Moore

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    Adam, a Smooth Fox Terrier with a distinctive striped face, was a fellow finalist.

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    STAN HONDA

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    Also competing was Honor, a Bichon Frise. We're not sure which one she is.

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    TIMOTHY A. CLARY

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    A handsome German Wirehaired Pointer named Oakley, winner of the Sporting group.

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    John Moore

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    Matisse is a Portuguese Water Dog, the same breed as Bo Obama, the White House dog. He's also the winner of the Working Dog group.

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    STAN HONDA

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    Old English Sheepdog Bugaboo's Picture Perfect, better known as 'Swagger', came second. If GlobalPost were judging, he would have won.

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    John Moore

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    Best in Show went to Banana Joe, an Affenpinscher, shown here with his handler Ernesto Lara and judge Michael Dougherty.

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    John Moore

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    The face of a true champion.

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    John Moore