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Banana Joe’s newfound fame

  The monkey-faced affenpinscher who stole judges’ hearts at the Westminster Dog Show, has been making the rounds before beginning his next act: retiring abroad. NBC’s Katy Tur reports.

Affenpinscher Banana Joe wins Westminster top prize

  As officials at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show kept a keen eye out for any cosmetically enhanced dogs, Banana Joe became the first affenpinscher to win Best in Show. NBC’s Katy Tur reports and Banana Joe’s handler, Ernesto Lara, introduces him to the TODAY anchors.

Obscure breeds truly one of a kind at New York dog show

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A kuvasz can search the entire Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show without finding another dog like him. Full story

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