Best in Show judge Michael Dougherty (L), congratulates dog handler Ernesto Lara after his dog Banana Joe, an Affenpincher, won the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 12, 2013 in New York City.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- 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.
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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