'Banana Joe' wins Westminster

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Banana Joe V Tani Kazari, a five-year-old Affenpinscher, won last night's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

Joe is the first Affenpinscher to win Westminster's Best in Show. The small black dog beat out six other dogs that had won in their respective contest groups — Adam, a Smooth Fox Terrier; Oakley, a German Wirehaired Pointer; Jewel, an American Foxhound; Matisse, a Portuguese Water Dog; Honor, a Bichon Frisé, and crowd favorite Swagger, an Old English Sheepdog — to win the title.

Joe will be turning six next month and is retiring from his career as a show dog. Today, he is to fly back to the country of his birth, The Netherlands.