Pekingese is best of show at Westminster competition

A 4-year-old Pekingese named Malachy has won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club canine competition in New York City.

Malachy defeated six other dogs to take the top prize Tuesday night at the prestigious annual event for pure bred dogs, a year after finishing in second place. He is the fourth Pekingese to win best in show at Westminster.

Malachy, who won as best toy dog for the second straight year, took home his 115th overall best of show title, and his last. His handler and co-owner David Fitzpatrick says the dog will retire from competition and live out his days chasing squirrels.

More than 2,000 purebred dogs were entered in the two-day Westminster show.

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