updated 02/13/2013 AT 5:05 AM ET
•originally published 02/12/2013 AT 11:55 PM ET
Westminster has its top dog!
After two days of meticulous primping, prizes and the less-pretty realities of any spirited championship, the 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show came to its finale Tuesday night, declaring Affenpinscher Banana Joe the best in show.
The competition proved fur-rocious as the pint-sized, black-haired furball bested six other finalists (and 2,721 entries total) for the honor, including Old English Sheepdog Swagger, who was named the reserve best in show. It s the first time the breed has ever taken home the top prize in Westminster history.
Earning top marks at Westminster is the latest accolade in Banana Joe’s storied run. The paw-dorable pooch, who is 5 years old, has been named best in show 86 times in his career, and his Westminster win will go down as his last.