Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Pekingese Malachy is Top Dog at Westminster

Malachy the Pekingese, the only dog on the show floor who could fit INSIDE the coveted silver bowl, nabbed top honors at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show last night. It was 4-year-old Malachy's 115th Best in Show title as he beat out  a Dalmatian, German Shepherd, Doberman Pinscher, Iris Setter, Kerry Blue Terrier and Wirehaired Dachshund to become the newest Westminster champ.

AP Photo
It was the fourth time a Peke has won at Westminster and the first time since 1990.

Favorite quotes around the show ring (From Blooomberg reports):
"He’s a charismatic little guy," said Lisa Croft-Elliott. "He’s like your favorite pair of bedroom slippers.”
Malachy's handler and part-owner David Fitzpatrick was asked whether the 11-pound champ has feline traits, given his Persian cat-like resemblance. He's not like a cat at all," he said. He's like a Pekingese."
Photo by John Ashbey
We hear Malachy will indeed make the traditional trip to Sardi's to eat steak today. Can't wait to see that photo!