The 5 Most Ridiculous Quotes About Westminster Dog Show Champion Malachy

Yesterday, a tribble-esque creature named Malachy won “Best In Show” at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the biggest competition of its kind. The only way this could get any better for the pint-sized Pekingese would be if he had any concept of what a “competition” is. Seriously, I love the way people talk about him as if he’s some kind of human celebrity with agency and not a trained animal who has figured out that certain kinds of movements will earn him treats. Here are the five most ridiculous things people have said about him.

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      My dog shows in conformation, and actually, they do know the difference between applause and shouting. And it isn’t that far-fetched to say that a dog is “an extrovert” in the show ring. Some dogs really love showing, and some dogs hate it. If I told you that one of my dogs is generally more nervous than the other (they’re both the same breed) would you call that a stupid comment? Yes, dogs do have distinct personalities– that’s probably why humans have formed such a long-lasting social relationship with them.