Congratulations to the Best in Show winner, the Pekingese name Ch Palacegarden Malachy. This little guy stood apart from the of almost 2,500 other dogs. This was his fourth Best in Show title, at the Westminster.
Malachy has had an outstanding year so far! In the past two year he and owner/handler Jim Smith, have won 115 best in shows nation wide.
The Pekingese is a small, well-balanced dog. The muzzle is broad and flat, the legs are short and thick-boned. There coat is soft and thick, even though there coat can grow in many colors the most desirable is tan with a black mask.
Malachy won Best in Show because the judge said he was a perfect example of the breeds characteristics.
The Westminster Kennel Club was established in 1877, making it America’s oldest organization dedicated to the sport of purebred dogs. The club was started by a group of sporting gentlemen, that decided this would be a good time to hold a dog show in Manhattan. It didn’t take long before the Westminster Kennel Club was born, and soon becoming the world’s greatest dog show.