2006_02_chowchow.jpgToday is the last day of the Westminster Kennel Club's Dog Show, and tonight Best in Show will be announced! Among yesterday's Best of Breed winners was a pug named Dermot, a Rottweiler, a bull terrier and Dalmatian. Today they will be judging dogs like beagles, retrievers, and corgis! You can see the latest Best of Breed results here. And we found it funny that the Times covered the dog show in the sports section, but we suppose, though all the descriptions of hair sprays and canine beauty tips made it seem a natural for Styles - or even Science. And who knew that hair sprays are technically illegal in the competition ("no foreign products"), but the WKC seems to operate under a "don't ask, don't tell" policy (one person grooming felt his "made-in-America" conditioner was okay since it wasn't foreign).

Did you go to the dog show last night? If you're not going to be there tonight, the broadcast is on USA tonight at 8PM. Check out the slowly growing Flickr tag "dog show."

Photograph of adorable Chow Chow from Matt Law; we also like this Reuters picture of a Chow Chow and a Valentine's day monkey toy