The 137th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show took place Monday and Tuesday nights, Feb. 11 and 12, live from Madison Square Garden in New York City. Best in Show was awarded to Banana Joe, the Affenpinscher out of the Toy group.
This marks the ninth win for the Toy Group and the first win for the Affenpinscher breed. The plan for Banana Joe is for him to retire back in the Netherlands.
Going into tonight, the Doberman Pinscher had best odds in Las Vegas, but that dog didn’t even win its group. The group winners included American Foxhound Jewel (Hound), Affenpinscher Banana Joe (Toy), Honor the Bichon Frise (Non-Sporting), Swagger the Old English Sheepdog (Herding), Oakley the Wirehaired Pointer (Sporting), Portuguese Water Dog Matisse (Working) and Adam the Smooth Fox Terrier (Terrier).
The last few years have seen all different types of dogs win Best in Show. In 2012, it was Malachy the Pekingese, in 2011, it was Hickory the Scottish Deerhound and in 2010, it was Sadie the Scottish Terrier and in 2008, it was Stump the Sussex Spaniel.
Congratulations to all the beautiful dogs from Westminster 2013.