A group of over 2,500 dogs comprised of 173 different breeds (and their owners) strutted their stuff at the 134th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show earlier this week, but the title of best in show officially went to Sadie, a four-year old Scottish terrier.
The adorable pooch was up against some steep competition, including a Canadian-bred French bulldog, a white toy poodle and a Doberman Pinscher.
According to Bloomberg.com, the show was briefly interrupted by a group of animal rights activist who are members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The demonstrators were trying to draw attention to the plight of mixed-breed dogs in need of homes.
The protesters, who carried signs that read "Mutts Rule," were booed by the crowd and arrested for their disturbance.
Though the dogs competing in the prestigious competition are among the most pampered pooches around, PETA's actions at the show were meant to highlight the drawbacks associated with the high demand for pedigree pups.
Mutts need love too!