Best in Show: Banana Joe



Breed: Affenpinscher
Group: Toy

Tails are whipping over Banana Joe, the Chewbacca-esque surprise who beat out 2,721 other dogs, including expected winner, Oakley, the German Wirehaired Pointer. Sometimes it's the little things: His handler says he sometimes shakes his moptop head so hard he loses his balance.

The six-year-old from Attleboro, Mass., also took top honors for the toy group and Best of Breed for the third straight year. This is the first time an affenpinscher has nabbed Best in Show in the 137-year history of Westminster. His prize for the big take? Steak on a silver platter at Sardi's.