American Kennel Club

How come my dog never wins Westminster? Who's the top pooch?

Be it a boerboel or basenji, a Swedish vallhund or Norwegian elkhound, all eyes in dogdom will be on Madison Square Garden this week.

The 141st Westminster Kennel Club show is back in town, and for owners who spend well over $100,000 a year to present their prize pooches to the fans who shell out $40, buy a hot dog and shout for their favorites, it's way bigger than the Super Bowl, the World Series and March Madness.

And yes, people really do fill out Bark Brackets.

But before we get to who'll become America's top dog on Tuesday night, let's start with a much more pressing question:

WHY DOES MY DOG NEVER, EVER WIN?

Ask anyone who has a golden retriever...

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