Top dog! Wasabi the Pekingese wins Best in Show at Westminster

Altogether, 2,500 champion dogs entered the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, considered the nation’s most prestigious canine event.

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — The flavor of the year at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show: Wasabi.

A Pekingese named Wasabi won best in show Sunday night, notching a fifth-ever win for the unmistakable toy breed. A whippet named Bourbon repeated as runner-up.

Waddling through a small-but-mighty turn in the ring, Wasabi nabbed U.S. dogdom’s most prestigious prize after winning the big American Kennel Club National Championship in 2019.

“He has showmanship. He fits the breed standard. He has that little extra something, that sparkle,

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