Posts with tag David Fitzpatrick

GCh. Palacegarden Malachy is awarded Best in Show at the 136th Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Pictured from left are, Peter Van Brunt, judge Cindy Vogels, David Fitzpatrick and Malachy, WKC Show Chair Tom Bradley and WKC President Séan McCarthy. Photo by Ashbey.

Sneaking a Peek with Pekingese ‘Malachy’

Winning Westminster is not for the faint of heart. Just ask professional handler David Fitzpatrick and Pekingese ‘Malachy,’ GCh. Palacegarden Malachy who stood together to face a mob of photographers after being selected the 2012 Best in Show winner at the world’s most famous dog show. Lesser men and larger dogs might have folded under… read more

Miniature Pinscher GCh. Marlex Classic Red Glare was Best in Show at Progressive Dog Club in New York on Friday. Photos by Kayla Bertagnolli.

‘Classie’ Takes Progressive

In spite of Friday’sEast Coast storm that grounded thousands of flights and that weather forecasters predicted could be a record-setting blizzard, 361 Toy dogs showed up at the Hotel Pennsylvania for the Progressive Dog Club show to officially open Westminster week in Manhattan. By sundown on Friday, the 20 inches of snow that were predicted… read more

‘Malachy’ Repeats 2011 Progressive Win

By Christi McDonald Photos by Krista Droop One of the first big rosettes of the Westminster weekend was handed out late Friday afternoon when judge Dennis McCoy awarded GCh. Palacegarden Malachy Best in Show at Progressive Toy Dog Club. Handled by David Fitzpatrick, the Pekingese was the Top Toy in the U.S. and Number 2… read more

Christi McDonald

The Top Best-in-Show-Winning Toy of All Time

By Christi McDonald Editor’s note: Determining the top AKC winners in any category is an inexact science. We explain why in a companion article: “Biggest BIS Winner Tough to Call.” For many, many years, the Best in Show record in the Toy Group was held by the legendary Pekingese Ch. Chik T’Sun of Caversham, shown… read more