galleryWestminster Dog Show 2012: Cocker Spaniels, Poodles, and More (Photos)The Daily Beast02.14.12galleryWestminster Dog Show 2012: Cocker Spaniels, Poodles, and More (Photos)Over the two days of the Westminster Dog Show, thousands of pooches captured the canine-loving hearts of fans and national TV audiences. See photos of the event.The Daily Beast02.14.12 10:06 PM ETTimothy A. Clary, AFP / Getty Images They came, they saw, they slobbered. Over the two days of the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show, held Feb. 13-14, thousands of pooches took to the world’s most famous arena—Madison Square Garden—and captured the canine-loving hearts of fans and national TV audiences. Dozens of dogs trotted away as winners in their respective breeds while a male Pekingese named Malachy took home the grand prize. Check out the best pictures from the yearly competition, including cocker spaniels, poodles, and every other canine beast in between. Seth Wenig / AP PhotoDog ShowA lady was the champ last year, but a male Pekingese named Malachy took home the grand prize at this year’s 136th Westminster Kennel Annual Dog Show. Malachy now has 115 best-in-show ribbons under his belt, having been crowned the top toy of America’s most prestigious dog show on Tuesday night. Timothy A. Clary, AFP / Getty ImagesA Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in the staging area. \Shannon Stapleton / ReutersMastiffs compete in the Best in Breed category. Timothy A. Clary, AFP / Getty ImagesA Standard Poodle in the staging area. Mike Segar, Landov / ReutersSugar Baby, a Miniature Poodle, is groomed in the benching and grooming area before competition. Mike Segar / ReutersKatrina, a Cesky Terrier, looks up at its handler during a news conference showing the six new breeds that will make their first appearance in competition. Monika Graff, UPI / LandovPembroke Welsh Corgis are among the many breeds on display. Craig Ruttle / AP PhotoNeapolitan Mastiff Trinity waits for judging. Michael Nagle / Getty ImagesEmma Echols competes with her Yorkshire Terrier named Tucker in the Junior Showmanship Competition preliminaries. Timothy A. Clary, AFP / Getty ImagesA Standard Poodle waits in the staging area during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show held at Madison Square Garden. February 13, 2012. Craig Ruttle / AP PhotoTrinity looks relaxed while waiting to be judged. Timothy A. Clary, AFP / Getty ImagesRaaza, a Komondorok, is ready to go into the ring. Craig Ruttle A Standard Poodle named Sophie gets groomed. Timothy A. Clary, AFP / Getty ImagesHandlers in the ring with Bulldogs. Timothy A. Clary, AFP / Getty ImagesA Dogue de Bordeaux prepares to enter the judging ring. Timothy A. Clary, AFP / Getty ImagesA handler and a Standard Poodle in the staging area.