Pekingese Wins Best In Show At AKC National Championship



A Pekingese named Wasabi triumphed over more than 5,200 competitors to earn a $50,000 cash prize and the title of Best in Show at the AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin, held Dec. 14-15, 2019 in Orlando, Fla. 

Wasabi, owned by David Fitzpatrick and Peggy Steinman of East Berlin, Pa. and bred by David Fitzpatrick, was crowned "America's National Champion" by Best in Show judge Dorothy Collier. 

The overall show totals, which include the AKC Agility Invitational, the AKC Obedience Classic, the AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes, AKC National Owner-Handled Series Finals, NADD/AKC Diving Dogs Championship and the Junior-handler events, topped 11,008 entries, making the 2019 show the largest dog event in the history of the American Kennel Club. The event continues to be the largest in North America.

The live stream of all of the events is available for replay at


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