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A German shepard named Cappy competes at the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. Cappy went on to win the herding group. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

A German shepard named Cappy competes at the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. Cappy went on to win the herding group. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

January 1, 1970

Malachy the Pekingese was named America's Dog and won Best in Show at the Westminster Dog Show. A Dalmatian, German Shepherd, Doberman Pinscher, and Wire-Haired Dachshund were among the final group. The Westminster Kennel Club, America's oldest organization dedicated to the sport of purebred dogs, welcomed more than 2,000 canines to New York to complete in their 136th annual dog show.