'Banana Joe' is America's top dog

'Banana Joe' is America's top dog

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Banana Joe, an Affenpinscher, won Best of Show during the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 12, 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 12 at 9:31 PM

NEW YORK - Banana Joe is America's top dog.

The affenpinscher with the monkeylike face and wagging tail was picked as best in show Tuesday night at the Westminster Kennel Club.

The 5-year-old earned his 86th best in show, a day before he was set to fly back to the Netherlands with his owner.

An old English sheepdog only 20 months old was picked as the runner-up at Madison Square Garden.

Also in the best-of-seven final ring were a German wirehaired pointer ranked as the nation's No. 1 show dog, an American foxhound, a Portuguese water dog, a bichon frise and a smooth fox terrier.

There were 2,721 entries in the 137th Westminster.
 

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