A tiny Pekingese named Malachy bested 185 other breeds to take the top Westminster prize at Madison Square Garden yesterday.
“He’s a super dog who had a stupendous night,” Vogels told reporters as Malachy lay quietly on a table before them. His handler and part-owner, David Fitzpatrick, was asked whether the 11-pound (5 kilograms) champ has feline traits, given that he loosely resembles a Persian cat. “He’s not like a cat at all,” he said. “He’s like a Pekingese.”