The large and the small

Champion Tabasco Chili Pepper, left, a 4-year-old Chihuahua, sits next to Bones, a 17-month-old mastiff, featured as the smallest and largest dog respectively during a preview of the second annual Meet the Breeds, sponsored by the American Kennel Club and Cat Fanciers Association, in New York. The event returns to the Jacob Javits K. Javits Convention Center on Oct. 16-17 to showcase some of the country's rarest dog and cat breeds. BEBETO MATTHEWS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS