137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

While all the dogs put their best paw forward, it was Affenpinscher Banana Joe who took home top prize at this year's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City.

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Crowns King Of The Canines

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: 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. A total of 2,721 dogs from 187 breeds and varieties competed in the event, hailed by organizers as the second oldest sporting competition in America, after the Kentucky Derby. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Crowns King Of The Canines

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Best in show winner Banana Joe, an Affenpincher, poses after winning the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 12, 2013 in New York City. A total of 2,721 dogs from 187 breeds and varieties competed in the event, hailed by organizers as the second oldest sporting competition in America, after the Kentucky Derby. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Crowns King Of The Canines

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Dog handler Ernesto Lara hoists Banana Joe into the air after the Affenpincher won Best in Show at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 12, 2013 in New York City. A total of 2,721 dogs from 187 breeds and varieties competed in the event, hailed by organizers as the second oldest sporting competition in America, after the Kentucky Derby. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Crowns King Of The Canines

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Dog handler Ernesto Lara holds Banana Joe, an Affenpincher, after he won Best in Show at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 12, 2013 in New York City. A total of 2,721 dogs from 187 breeds and varieties competed in the event, hailed by organizers as the second oldest sporting competition in America, after the Kentucky Derby. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Crowns King Of The Canines

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Stacy Dohmeier (R), blow dries Tucker, an A.S.C.O.B Cocker Spaniel at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 12, 2013 in New York City. Best of breed dogs were to compete for Best in Show at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night. A total of 2,721 dogs from 187 breeds and varieties competed in the event, hailed by organizers as the second oldest sporting competition in America, after the Kentucky Derby. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)