Banana Joe is America’s top dog

NEW YORK — Banana Joe is very appealing, in any language.

The little affenpinscher with a monkey face added to his world of success Tuesday night, winning best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club.

“He speaks German, Dutch, Spanish and English,” co-owner and breeder Mieke Cooijmans offered.

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AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

She was set to take Banana Joe back to the Netherlands on Wednesday. Now, the trip has been postponed for his victory lap.

With a bouncy step and shiny black coat, Banana Joe made up for near misses the previous two years at Madison Square Garden and won America’s premier dog competition. The 5-year-old wagged his tail a mile a minute and stuck out his pink tongue after earning his 86th best in show title overall.

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http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/8942278/banana-joe-affenpinscher-wins-westminster-best-show

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