Cathleen Cline of Los Angeles holds her vizsla, Marlo Classic That Girl, while watching competition at the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, in New York.
Malachy was a fan favorite among the spectators at Madison Square Garden.
"Super dog, and he had a stupendous night," said the judge who picked Malachy as best in show. "There's a lot of dog in a small package."
Malachy, a Pekingese, sits in the trophy after being named best in show.
Owners David Fitzpatrick and Iris Love hold Malachy, a Pekingese, after Malachy was named best in show Tuesday during the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York.
The 4-year-old Peke won his 115th overall best in show title. He beat out a Dalmatian, German shepherd, Doberman pinscher, Irish setter, a Kerry blue terrier and wire-haired dachshund at Madison Square Garden.
Malachy, a Pekingese, is handled by owner David Fitzpatrick as he competes for best in show, which he won.
David Fitzpatrick combs Malachy, a Pekingese, during the competition for best in show.
“He saved all his energy for the ring today,” handler David Fitzpatrick said.
Ania Gabrielle Kelly smiles with her dog Winfree's Do You Believe in Magic after winning Best Junior.
Handler Tim Terella of Fairview, Pa., runs in the ring with Winnie, a Siberian husky. Winnie received an award of merit in the competition.
Cinders, a wirehaired dachshund, competes for best in show.
Veni Vidi Vici, a Doberman pinscher, competes in the working group, which she later won.
Chelsey, a Kerry blue terrier, jkumps after being named winner the terrier group.
Shadagee Caught Red Handed, an Irish setter, competes in the sporting group finals, which she later won.
Cathleen Cline of Los Angeles holds her vizsla, Marlo Classic That Girl, while watching competition at the Westminster dog show.
Mya, a Doberman Pinscher, gets in the Valentine's Day spirit at the Westminster dog show.
Debbie Parsons and Brad Slayton kiss their dog, a Tibetan mastiff named Major, after they were married at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Major won Best in Breed this year at the dog show.
Neapolitan mastiff Trinity waits for judging at the Westminster dog show.
Neapolitan mastiff Trinity waits his turn to get judged in New York.
Timer, a bernese mountain dog, stretches out as handler Lisa Wadas plays with him backstage.
A Komondorok runs in the judging ring at Madison Square Garden.
Michelle Paulin and Storm, a Dogue de Bordeaux, get close in the judging ring at the dog show.
Siberian Huskies show off in the ring at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show.
A handler holds down the tail of a Portuguese Water Dog in the judging ring at Madison Square Garden.
Bob Zeiss pets Maxwell Smart, a Great Pyrenees, backstage at the dog show.
Handler Tim Terella runs with Winnie, a Siberian Husky.
Winnie, a Siberian Husky, gets groomed before competing. She went on to win an award of merit.
A golden retriever named Chloe, from Green Bay, Wis., awaits her breed competition in New York.
Fifi, a doberman pinscher, is joined in her cage by co-owner Suzy Lundy in the backstage area at the dog show.
Perry Payson, of Bixby, Okla., handles Pilot, a Rottweiler during the dog show.