Pekingese Wins Westminster

    A Pekingese named Malachy walks across the floor during the judging of the toy group at the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. Malachy went on to win the group. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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    A lady was the champ last year, but a male Pekingese named Malachy took home the grand prize at this year’s 136th Westminster Kennel Annual Dog Show. Malachy now has 115 best-in-show ribbons under his belt, having been crowned the top toy of America’s most prestigious dog show on Tuesday night. Among the more famous pooches strutting their furry derrieres in Madison Square Garden this year was a chow chow co-owned by Martha Stewart, who won the best in its breed. For a special Valentine’s Day treat, the owners of another best in breed-winning Tibetan mastiff were married in the backstage benching area surrounded by hundreds of howling purebreds.

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