Photo credit: Wikipedia Affenpinscher ( this is not the winning dog) obtained from Wikipedia
This winner this year, of this prestigious show, which by the way is a sporting event, rose from the ranks of the toy group. This might be a breed that many people have known little or nothing about. He is a solid black cocky looking little Affenpinscher guy who trotted around the huge ring as if he owned the place.
I’ve seen judges interviewed on TV and I’ve heard more than one say that sometimes the winner is the one that has the proud gait, an expression and demeanor that seems to say “look at me” or something to that effect.
This was the 137th dog show held which is sponsored by the American Kennel Club. This event is considered the oldest official sporting event of any kind. This is sort of hard for me to wrap my head around but that is what I read about this very huge event.