A 3-year-old Pekingese named Wasabi—son of Sushi and Pickwick—was the winner of the 145th annual Westminster Kennel Membership Canine Present this weekend.
His proprietor and handler David Fitzpatrick defined, “Initially, he matches the usual. Second, he is obtained the charisma and the motion and the showmanship you prefer to have within the large ring at a present like this.”
The runner-up was a five-year-old whippet named Kentucky Bourbon; others competing for Greatest in Present included a French bulldog named Mathew and a West Highland terrier from Thailand named Boy. However they’re all good girls and boys!
Wasabi’s great-grandfather Malachy received the competitors in 2012, and Fitzpatrick admitted to the AP, “I simply don’t all the time assume lightning goes to strike twice.” (Malachy was referred to as a “mud bunny” when he received.)
“What’s to not like about this canine?” the present’s choose Patricia Trotter mentioned about Wasabi, in accordance with the AP. “He stood there as if he was a lion.”
Because of the pandemic, this 12 months’s Westminster Canine Present was held at Lyndhurst Fortress in Tarrytown (with no followers in attendance), and judging was break up between areas inside and outside a tent. The occasion will return to Madison Sq. Backyard in 2022.
And, sure, Barry Bonds was there, along with his canine Rocky who was competing within the miniature schnauzer division.