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Banana Joe The Affenpinscher Takes Home The Top Prize At Westminster Dog Show

Well, what do we have here? Allow me to introduce you to Banana Joe, this year’s Westminster Kennel Club Best in Show. The five-year-old Affenpinscher snagged the trophy over the crowd favorite, an English sheepdog named Swagger. Best in Show judge Michael Dougherty said of the upset, “This little fella seemed to want it a touch more. He’s a fantastic Affenpinscher, with a fantastic face, a great body.” That he is! (I nominated him for today’s Hump Day Hottie, but as you can imagine, I was overruled.) My favorite thing about Joey (that’s what his handler calls him) is his little tongue, which lives outside of his mouth. So darling. A few more gloriously time-wasting photos of the Westminster winner, after the jump! Keep reading »

Best In Show

Hickory — short for Grand Champion Foxcliffe Hickory Wind — a Scottish deerhound, took the title of Best in Show at the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Her handler refers to her as a “diva” who “demands love.” Something tells me Hickory is perfectly suited for stardom. [NY Times] Keep reading »

And All Dogs Drool!

Normally I feel pretty “meh” about People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and their antics. However, I do agree with some of their beliefs — like the one demonstrated by a PETA protester at the Westminster Dog Show. But you know what would make for a better statement against purebreds? Sponsoring a dog show for mutts! My pup Lucca would totes enter (and win, obvi). [Gawker] Keep reading »

The Daily Hotness: Uno The Beagle

I know what you’re thinking. Uno is a dog. A beagle at that. But he’s undeniably cute and a real charmer, not to mention a total winner! Uno won the Westminster Dog Show, a triumph that is especially awesome because usually frou-frou dogs like poodles win at beauty contests like that. Uno is just your average, albeit pure bred, dog, that likes to play fetch and cuddle on the couch watching the boob tube. I’m a real dog person, but I don’t let any ol’ thing crawl into my bed, but I would let Uno cuddle by my feet anytime. Keep reading »

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