Martha Stewart's chow chow wins 'Best in Breed' at Westminster Dog Show

Feb. 13, 2012 at 6:59 PM ET

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Martha Stewart and her dog Ghenghis Khan, who competed in the Chow Chow category and won the Best of Breed award, at The Westminster Kennel Club 136th Annual Dog Show in New York, on Feb. 13.

Updated Feb. 14 at 10:00 a.m. ET: Martha Stewart brought her prize-winning pooch Ghenghis Khan to the plaza on Tuesday to celebrate his "Best in Breed" victory at the Westminster dog show. Watch as the TODAY achors reminisce about meeting the chow chow during a visit to Martha's house during Thanksgiving:

From Feb. 13: In the regal tradition of the emperor for whom he was named, Ghenghis Khan, the beloved chow chow belonging to fastidious entrepreneur Martha Stewart, won "Best in Breed" at the Westminster Dog Show on Monday. As reported in Buzzfeed, Martha was elated, clapping enthusiastically and giving a few high-fives. Like the savvy media icon she is, Stewart went on Facebook and Twitter to give her fans the triumphant scoop. Winning is indeed a good thing. 


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Martha Stewart sits her with her dog Ghenghis Khan before competing in the Best of Group category at the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Feb. 13.


Alex Smith is a Senior Editor at TODAY.com. He has no dog, but did briefly have a pair of goldfish.