Westminster Best in Show goes to 'hard-working' Pekingese
A Pekingese won 'Best in Show' at the Westminster dog show in New York Tuesday night. The Pekingese beat a Dalmatian, a German Shepherd, and four other breeds for the best-in-show title.
(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A placid Pekingese trotted to victory on Tuesday at the 136th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, beating a Dalmatian, a German Shepherd, a Dachshund and three other canines to become the first of his breed to win the prestigious annual event since 1990.
Malachy, a four-year-old dog formally known as Ch. Palacegarden Malachy, charmed the packed Madison Square Garden arena crowd his way to his 115th best-in-show title. Over the two days, more than 2,000 dogs representing 185 breeds have competed.
Handler David Fitzpatrick said the little dog would now retire to the life of a house pet, saying "he won't be doing commercials, he's been working hard enough for the past two years."