Westminster dog show: Pekingese named Wasabi wins

A Pekingese named Wasabi won best in show Sunday night at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show.

Wasabi came out on top of a finalist pack that also included a whippet, a French bulldog, an old English sheepdog, a German shorthaired pointer, a Samoyed, and a West Highland white terrier. 

Altogether, 2,500 champion dogs entered the show, considered the nation’s most prestigious canine event.

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Wasabi the Pekingese wins Best in Show at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on June 13, 2021, in Tarrytown, New York. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Wasabi the Pekingese wins Best in Show at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on June 13, 2021, in Tarrytown, New York. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

It underwent big changes this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, moving out of New York City for the first time since its 1877 founding. 

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This year’s show was held outdoors at an estate in suburban Tarrytown, and it happened in June instead of February.

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