Cuba dog show

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Chihuahua dogs in costume

Hundreds of people from all over Cuba and several other countries came for the four-day competition to show off their shih tzus, beagles, schnauzers and cocker spaniels that are the annual Fall Canine Expo’s star attractions. See gallery

Chihuahua dogs in costume, from left, Petite, Legrand and Lentille, sit on the hood of a classic American car at the Fall Canine Expo in Havana, Cuba.

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Large and small waiting

Dogs on leashes stand by their owners waiting to show them off at the Fall Canine Expo in Havana, Cuba.

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All dressed up

A man holds two Chihuahua dogs, one dressed in a U.S. flag, at the Fall Canine Expo in Havana, Cuba.

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Abel the Afghan hound

A man carries his Afghan hound named Abel to keep him from getting dirty before showing him at the Fall Canine Expo in Havana, Cuba.

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Last-minute primping

A Pekingese dog named Belle holds still while being combed at the Fall Canine Expo in Havana, Cuba.

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A treat before the show

A dog looks up at a piece of food offered by its owner before competing in the Fall Canine Expo in Havana, Cuba.

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The entrance

Three Chihuahua dogs peer out the car window as they arrive to be shown off at the Fall Canine Expo in Havana, Cuba.

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Bejeweled

An Afghan dog named Samantha wears a decorative hood that protects her ears from getting dirty before competing at the Fall Canine Expo in Havana, Cuba.

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Sizing up the competition

A man watches the competition with his German Shepherd at the Fall Canine Expo in Havana, Cuba.

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Always ready to ride

A Dalmatian sits in a car during the Fall Canine Expo in Havana, Cuba.

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Festive and furry

A Chihuahua named Pulgar wears a Santa costume at the Fall Canine Expo in Havana, Cuba.

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Sitting with friends

People sit on a car seat with their Galgos dogs during the Fall Canine Expo in Havana, Cuba.

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Dressed to show

A man holds his Chihuahua dog wearing a costume at the Fall Canine Expo in Havana, Cuba.

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Everyone loves a winner

The Aguiar family shows off their Chow Chow dog named Paco who won a prize in the puppy category at the Fall Canine Expo in Havana, Cuba.