On Feb. 16, a borzoi called Lucy entertained crowds with a graceful performance in the final round of the 140th Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York's Madison Square Garden.

Lucy, the first Japan-bred dog to reach the "best in show" round of the event, was competing against six other hounds in the final segment of the competition. The 4-year-old purebred was among 2,751 other entries in 199 breeds and varieties competing for the top prize.

To reach the final round, each dog has to be named best in their breed, then work their way to the top of one of seven groups: hound, toy, nonsporting, herding, sporting, working and terrier. Lucy qualified for the final round by winning the hound group.