Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 2/15/12
A tiny petite Pekingese was the big winner at the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show last night.  The tiny breed with a  smushed-in face surrounded by a mop of fur won Best in Show at Madison Square Garden. Malachy took the top prize after he beat out 2,077 pure-bred canines from 185 different breeds. "I'm still in shock.  It's the thrill of a lifetime," said David Fitzpatrick, the dog's handler and one of his owners. The little pooch beat out big dogs like a Dalmatian, Doberman Pinscher, Irish Setter, Kerry Blue Terrier, German Shepherd, and a wire-haired Dachshund to get the title. The 4-year-old Toy Dog breed from China with a 2,000 year-old history had the crowd standing on their seats and cheering while he strutted his stuff on the arena floor. Sounds like a familiar scene with another Asian who has been delighting rabid fans in the same venue. While Malachy was the top dog at last night's event, New York Knicks Jeremy Lin— an underdog who is allowed to sit on the ...
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