At look at glamorous magazine ads featuring the top dogs in the U.S. leading up to the Westminster competition.
Josh Dean is the author of SHOW DOG: The Charmed Life and Trying Times of a Near-Perfect Purebred, published this week by It Books/HarperCollins. He is a former deputy editor of Men's Journal, one of the founding editors of PLAY: The New York Times Sports Magazine, and a regular contributor to GQ, Rolling Stone, Inc., and Popular Science. He lives in Brooklyn.
Show-dog owners buy ads so their dogs will place well in competitions.