Two days. 24 hours.
That's how long it took New York Times photographer (and dog lover) Fred Conrad to shoot 179 breeds of dogs - all of them champions competing at the Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden.
See Conrad's fabulous portraits (plus some doggie audio, and wonderful behind the scenes video) here.
The five-year-old Scottish deerhound, Hickory, beat out six other contenders to win the coveted "best in show" honor last night. Among the champions in their group that competed in the finals against Hickory was the bearded collie. Mister Baggins, who was raised in South Jersey. Sue Ross, of Pitts Grove, Salem County, raised him from a puppy.