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What makes a perfect dog? How judges chose past Best in Shows
What makes a perfect dog? How judges chose past Best in Shows

NEW YORK -- Yes, we know your dog is perfect, and no, we don't need you to show us another picture to prove it. But there is your idea of perfection, and then there is the judges' idea at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, where the lopsided ears, oversized paws and oddly twisted tail that make our pets so endearing can knock them from best in show competition. Each breed -- there are about 190 at this year's show -- is judged according to a unique set of standards that takes into account everything from snout size to muscular definition to temperament. This year's best in show will be announced late Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. Here's a look at...

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