The 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show had a surprise winner this year when a Pekingnese took the coveted Best in Show prize in New York.
Malachy, the four-year-old winner at this yearâ€™s Westminster show, made it to the final round at the 2011 show but ultimately lost to Hickory, the Scottish Deerhound. This year marks the first time since 1990 the breed took a victory lap at the nationâ€™s top dog show prize.
â€śHe doesnâ€™t run. He has a dignified Pekingese gait,â€ť handler David Fitzpatrick had told The Associated Press.