Poor Malachy the Pekingese. The little guy’s been dealing with a lot of haterz since he won the 2012 Westminster title earlier this week. While the Dachshund News agrees that his handler, David Fitzpatrick, was a bit OCD with that omnipresent purple brush, we don’t think Malachy should be blamed for that. The Pekes we’ve known have always been pretty tough little dogs. And according to www.webvet.com, they are the toy dog most appealing to men. Famous owners of Pekingese include Alice Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan, Elizabeth Taylor and Pakistan’s former President, Pervez Musharraf (shown below).
The Pekingese is the preferred toy dog of macho men and dictators
It’s a new National Geographic documentary featuring, as the title says, strange BFFs. It includes the YouTube celebrity, Christian the lion, along with his trainers, John and Ace, an unlikely trio if ever there was one. And then there’s lots of other strange comrades including a baby hippo and a giant tortoise, a lioness and a baby oryx, an orangutan and a hound dog and more. Tonight at 8PM ET/PT.