Fitzpatrick went on to say of the Pekingese:_ “He has showmanship. He fits the breed standard. He has that little extra something, that sparkle, that sets a dog apart."_
Wasabi’s grandfather, Malachy, won the title of “Top Dog” in 2012; Malachy was trained by Fitzpatrick.
Why It Matters: The Westminster Kennel dog show dates back to 1877 and is viewed as one of the preeminent dog shows in the world.
Interesting context due to COVID: This was the first time the show was ever held outside of New York City; it was held in a NYC suburb due to COVID-19.
Great article here: Top dog! Pekingese named Wasabi wins Westminster show