Malachy the Pekingese, whose smushed-in face frames a mop of flyaway fur and whose pace rivals a snail’s, is the fairest dog in the land.
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show than with the one you love?
The Peke put on a peak performance Tuesday night, wobbling off with best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club.
This little stump of a dog beat out the likes of a Dalmatian, German shepherd, Doberman pinscher, Irish setter, a Kerry blue terrier and wire-haired dachshund to become America’s most prized pooch.
“He saved all his energy for the ring today,” handler David Fitzpatrick said.
The 4-year-old Malachy won his 115th overall best in show title. The crowd was clearly was on his side, hollering his name at Madison Square Garden.