Affenpinscher Named Banana Joe Wins Westminster Dog Show

Category: Entertainment / Feb 13, 2013 11:09AM EDT
A 5-year-old affenpinscher named Banana Joe won best in show at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Tuesday (February 12). Judge Michael Dougherty also chose a 20-month-old Old English sheepdog named Swagger - the crowd favorite - as the reserve best in show, or runner-up. The affenpinscher is a little black dog whose French name means "mustached little devil," according to the Westminster Kennel Club. Banana Joe, who won best in group among toy dogs on Monday, lives with his handler Ernesto Lara in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and will retire as a champion to the Netherlands, where he was born, Lara said. (Video Source: Reuters)