Palacegarden Malachy, a Pekingese dog became the centre of attraction at the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show held at New York's Madison Square Garden on February 14, 2012.

The silver-and-white furred Malachy won the "Best In Show," at the event and is the first Peke to win Westminster's top honour since 1990.

The 4-year-old Malachy became the overall best in the show beating out a Dalmatian, German shepherd, Doberman pinscher, Irish setter, a Kerry blue terrier and a wire-haired dachshund.

Have a look at Malachy as he pops out his pink tongue and grabs the top honour at the show.

Pekingese Palacegarden Malachy trots in the ring while winning the Toy Group at the 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York February 14, 2011Reuters
Handler David Fitzpatrick places Malachy, a Pekingese, into the silver bowl after he won Best In Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York's Madison Square Garden February 14, 2012Reuters
Owner David Fitzpatrick holds Malachy, a Pekingese, after he won Best In Show at the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York's Madison Square Garden.Reuters
Owner David Fitzpatrick holds Malachy, a Pekingese, as co-owner Iris Love kisses Malachy after he won Best In Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York's Madison Square Garden.Reuters
Malachy, a Pekingese, walks with owner and handler David Fitzpatrick during competition in New York.Reuters
Malachy walks with his owner and handler Fitzpatrick during the competition before winning Best In Show at the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York.Reuters