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Meet Wasabi, the gorgeous Pekingese who wins Best in Show at Westminster 2021

Back then, only the royal families were allowed to keep a Pekingese
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Wasabi, a gorgeous and cute Pekingese dog was crowned Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show 2021 on Sunday.

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is an all-breed conformation show that has a history of 145 years.

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Wasabi, the winner of Best in Show

The Pekingese (also spelled as Pekinese) is a breed of toy dog originating in China, its name refers to Peking (Beijing). Back then in China, only the royal families were allowed to keep a Pekingese.

Wasabi became the fifth Pekingese that won Best in Show in the 145 years history of Westminster dog show.

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Wasabi’s great-grandfather, Malachy, has also won Best in Show in 2012.

The line breeder and owner, David Fitzpatrick, was surprised as Wasabi became the last pup standing against a Whippet, a Sheepdog and a Samoyed that was the top-ranked show dog in US.

“I didn’t think lightning would strike twice,” said Fitzpatrick.

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Jia Suriyanto
Indonesian Journalist at News Asia Today. I cover the latest news and stories on Indonesia, particularly on business.