An affenpinscher named Banana Joe took home Best in Show honors at last year's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. This year's show gets underway today.
Three new breeds will debut at this year's show, as well as a new category for mixed breeds.
The first are rat terriers, pictured here during a press conference last week in New York.
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos will also make their debut at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
Chinooks are the third new breed that will be competing.
According to Westminster, dogs in the Terrier Group have won the annual show the most -- strutting their way to the coveted Best In Show 45 times.
Dogs in the Sporting Group, like these golden retrievers, have won 19 times.
Working Group dogs, such as this Newfoundland, have won 15 times.
Dogs in the Non-Sporting Group, such as this bulldog, have won 10 times.
Toy Group dogs, such as the Chihuahua, have won 10 times.
Dogs in the Hound Group have won just five times in the show's history. Shown here is a beagle.
Dogs in the Herding Group have won the fewest number of times, taking home Best in Show just once. Shown here are two German shepherds.
The Santa Maria Police Department blocked two roads near the Courthouse as a safety precaution Monday morning.
A photographer and former extreme water sports junkie, once strangers have now become friends and teammates. Both share the love for the Central Coast, and they are using that passion to help raise money for a good cause.
A new aviation program is taking off at Santa Barbara Business College. It is a two-year, Associate of Science Aviation program. The inaugural class takes off in October.
Isla Vista residents, which includes UC Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara City College students, are already seeing more signs of law enforcement.
It's a challenge that has gone viral. It's known as "The Cold Water Challenge," but could this latest trend be harmful to your health?
With high heat and low humidity over the weekend, plus a forecast for strong winds, Red Flag Alert signs were posted by the Eucalyptus Hill Homeowners Association.
Westmont College welcomed students back to campus for the 2014 Fall semester.
Santa Barbara City Firefighters had trouble getting to an injured paraglider due to changed locks at the Douglas Family Preserve.
Courtesy of NOAA/Institute for Exploration/University of Rhode Island
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