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Banana Joe the affenpinscher wins Westminster

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  • Ernesto Lara celebrates with Banana Joe, an affenpinscher, who won Best in Show, during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York.

      Ernesto Lara celebrates with Banana Joe, an affenpinscher, who won Best in Show, during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York.

  • Adam, a smooth fox terrier and winner of the terrier group, is shown during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York.

      Adam, a smooth fox terrier and winner of the terrier group, is shown during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York.

  • Matisse, a Portuguese water dog and winner of the working group, is shown during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York.

      Matisse, a Portuguese water dog and winner of the working group, is shown during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York.

  • Banana Joe, an affenpinscher who won best in show during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, walks in the ring Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York.

      Banana Joe, an affenpinscher who won best in show during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, walks in the ring Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York.

 
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NEW YORK -- Banana Joe is America's top dog.

The affenpinscher with the monkeylike face and wagging tail was picked as best in show Tuesday night at the Westminster Kennel Club.

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The 5-year-old earned his 86th best in show, a day before he was set to fly back to the Netherlands with his owner.

An old English sheepdog only 20 months old was picked as the runner-up at Madison Square Garden.

Also in the best-of-seven final ring were a German wirehaired pointer ranked as the nation's No. 1 show dog, an American foxhound, a Portuguese water dog, a bichon frise and a smooth fox terrier.

There were 2,721 entries in the 137th Westminster.

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