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Wasabi the Pekingese wins US Westminster dog show after standing there as ‘though he was a lion’

Wasabi the Pekingese wins US Westminster dog show after standing there as ‘though he was a lion’

ANIMALS, CONTEST, Entertainment, USA
The flavour of the year at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show Wasabi, a Pekingese, rests on the winner's podium with its trophy and ribbons after winning Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Source: Associated Press A Pekingese named Wasabi won best in show today, 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 US 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, that sets a dog apart,” said Wasabi’s handler, breeder and co-owner, David Fitzpatrick. Show judge Patricia Trotter sa...
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