What’s not to like about (this dog)? He thinks he’s 10 feet tall. He stood there as though he was a lion—that’s part of the breed standard.

Patricia Trotter, the sole judge for Best in Show at last weekend’s 145th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Trotter was commenting on Wasabi, a 13½-pound Pekingese with “a flowing lion’s mane of a coat and serious family history, [who] boldly rose above six worthy competitors, even though he’s not even nine inches tall,” according to USA Today in its report, “Wasabi the Pekingese Wins Best in Show at 145th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.”