Contestants and their pets in the World Fashion Presents segment pose during the 14th Annual New York Pet Fashion Show at the Hotel Pennsylvania February 9, 2017.
The 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, set for Feb. 13 and 14 at Madison Square Garden in New York, will be the first to include the American Hairless Terrier, Pumi, and Sloughi. Organizers announced the three new breeds at a media event on Monday, where they also promoted the 2017 Masters Agility Championship.
Dogs dressed in Halloween costumes participated in the annual Haute Dog Howl’oween parade in Long Beach, California on October 30, 2016. The parade, which claims to be the largest Halloween dog event in the world, sees hundreds of dogs and their owners dressed in colorful costumes celebrating the festival.
Eighty-five mushers began the nearly 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to Nome from Anchorage on March 6. As of early Friday afternoon, 62 mushers had reached Nome, 14 were out of the race and 9 remained on the trail. A person on a snowmobile drove into two dog teams competing in the Iditarod early Saturday, killing one dog and injuring at least three others. Mushers Aliy Zirkle and Jeff King were attacked a little more than halfway into the race to Nome.
It’s opening day of Birmingham, England’s Crufts dog show, which claims to be the world’s largest. Good luck cards pinned above a dog’s stall hint at the stakes. Indeed, even the walk into the exhibition hall seems like a performance.
The day in photos around the world.
The Darkroom went to the 2015 Maryland State Fair and asked folks young and old to show us their animals. There were a wide variety of creatures, but what is very evident is the pride they took in their companions.