2,721 dogs, 187 breeds, but only one winner — last night, the tiny black Affenpinscher named Banana Joe was crowned Best in Show at the 2013 Westminster Kennel Club competition.After two days of primping, prancing, and preening, the Best in Show and Best in Breed winners were selected at Madison Square Garden during the President’s State of the Union Address. The 5-year-old Banana Joe was all tongue and tail wags as his owner Ernesto Lara accepted the coveted silver bowl.
Hailed by organisers as the second oldest sporting competition in America, the 137th Westminster Kennel Club dog show has taken place since 1877. However, the show didn’t choose Best in Show winners until 1907, making Banana Joe the 86th holder of the prized title.
This English Sheep dog showing the judges why his name is Swagger. He was the runner-up for Best in Show.
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