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Co-owner and handler David Fitzpatrick holds Pekingese Malachy on Feb. 14 after winning Best in Show at the Westminster dog show.

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Westminster's top dog

Co-owner and handler David Fitzpatrick holds Pekingese Malachy on Feb. 14 after winning Best in Show at the Westminster dog show.

The first Westminster Kennel Club dog show was held in 1877, and it is now the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the U.S. — second only to the Kentucky Derby.