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Pekingese Named Best In Show At Westminster

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If you caught the dog show these past two days, then you’ve heard who won Best in Show. That’s right, the winner was a Pekingese dog named Malachy. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show took place over February 13-14th at Madison Square Garden in New York and featured over 2,000 dogs.

The 11-pound furry four-legger, handled by David Fitzpatrick beat, out a Dalmatian, German Shepherd, Doberman Pinscher, Irish Setter, Kerry Blue Terrier and Wire-haired Dachshund for the title.

Malachy is 4 years old and is the fourth Pekingese to win at Westminster and the first since 1990. This is his 115th overall best in show. Now that Malachy has been proclaimed champion, he will retire to a house with a big back yard with lots of room for squirrel chasing.

About Stacy @Trupanion

Stacy Kowalchuk is a dog mom to her rescued Whippet-mix, Ellie. During the week, you can find Stacy surfing (the internet, that is) and managing Trupanion's presence in the social media world. In her free time, Stacy likes to bake, especially cupcakes! To balance her culinary affinity, she also likes to stay active, especially with activities that include her dog such as hiking and going to dog parks.

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