Pekingese Poof-Ball Reigns Supreme at Westminster 2012 (Exclusive Photos)


Four-legged Puff-ball Declared Champ of Westminster 2012

Malachy the Pekingese, (who made his debut right here on Animal Planet's Breed Selector Guide BTW!) fetched best in show Tuesday night, becoming America's top dog of 2012 at Westminster and marking the the fourth time a Peke won at Westminster, and the first since 1990.

Check Out More Exclusive Photos of Malachy Here >

[See: Behind the Scenes at Westminster]


This darling ambulatory pom-pom beat out a Dalmatian, German shepherd, Doberman pinscher, Irish setter, a Kerry blue terrier and wire-haired dachshund at the showdown held at Madison Square Garden.
Malachy was clearly a favorite among fans as he took top prize for the toy group at Westminster last February 2011.

[Learn more about the amazing breeds featured at Westminster this year on Animal Planet's Dog Breed Selector]


More than 2,000 purebred dogs were entered overall this year at Westminster - who was your favorite? Who do you think got the shaft? 

[Watch: The Top 100 Dog Breeds]

photo source: Keith Barraclough

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