Meet the real bitches of New York -- and their mommies.
A new reality show will document the fur-flying, over-the-top rivalry between five New York women whose lives revolve around their yappy pampered pooches.
The "Doggie Moms" -- the six-part series premieres Feb. 16 -- cart their canines all over the city, entering them in pageants, auditioning them for modeling gigs, and dressing them up in tutus and designer duds for birthday parties and charity events.
"Once we got a glimpse into this subculture, we knew it would be good television," writer-producer Ellen Cirona said. "They're naturally entertaining."
And very catty, added executive producer Elsa Lai and creator Brook Jones.
The dog matrons enter contests that pit their pups against one another, "and there is always competition among the moms for whose dog won which contest or got into what paper or got what TV or modeling gig," Lai and Jones told The Post via e-mail .
"It's a charming ballet of egos and innuendo -- with a bit of backbiting along the way -- but at the end of the day, they are all friends."
The show will air on NYC Life, one of the city's official television channels, but it was created, written and funded by Next Millennium Production, which hopes to recoup its costs with a corporate sponsorship for a second season and by licensing the show in other markets.
But is a show unleashing the drama about dog-obsessed New Yorkers wearing matching outfits to a "puppy prom" and pushing their dogs into the spotlight really a good vehicle for the city of New York?
"Some of what the Doggie Moms do is fun and different," said Chris Coffey, a spokesman with the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment.
"But they love their dogs. Our hope is that we can use their personalities to educate New Yorkers about all the resources the city has for dog owners. If their characters were boring, nobody would watch it."
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