Best in Show: Westminster Kennel Club photos

Big things come in small packages, some so small they fit inside their championship trophies. Such is life for Malachy, a Pekingese crowned top dog at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City on Tuesday night.

You couldn’t have found a better resting place for the 4-year-old winner, who plans to retire after winning his 115th overall best in show title.

More than 2,000 dogs and 185 breeds compete at Westminster, the second-longest running American sporting event behind the Kentucky Derby. The winner receives an elegant silver bowl, but no prize money. That didn’t seem to bother Fitzpatrick, or co-owner Iris Love.

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