Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Pekingese wins Westminster Best In Show

The AP reports: A bobbing little pompom put on a peak performance at the Westminster Kennel Club.

Malachy the Pekingese wobbled off with best in show Tuesday night, becoming America's top dog much to the delight of an adoring crowd that called his name.

"He saved all his energy for the ring today," handler David Fitzpatrick said.

The 4-year-old Peke won his 115th overall best in show title. He beat out a Dalmatian, German shepherd, Doberman pinscher, Irish setter, a Kerry blue terrier and wire-haired dachshund at Madison Square Garden.

Fitzpatrick gave his 11-pound champ a bit of help – he carried him a short way onto the green carpet for the final lineup, shortening the long walk the ring. Malachy's pink tongue popped out from his black face, his eyes sparkling like black diamonds as he soaked in the cheers.

A slide show from the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show can be seen here.

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