Not only is Banana Joe cute, but he's cuter than nearly 3,000 other dogs. Or so says the 137th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show, which awarded the 5-year-old pup the honor of Best in Show during last night's competition.
Looking like some sort of mix between an Ewok, a monkey and the cutest ball of fluff ever, Joe is an Affenpinscher (which, in German, literally means "monkey-like terrier") who has 85 past Best in Show titles under his doggie belt.
His owner, Ernesto Lara, dubs him "a small dog with a big heart." We dub him shmootzy wootzy little cutie pie.
Look at that face! That face!
Go, Banana Joe, go!
Ha! Simba wishes he were this cute.
Now that Joe is a big winner, he's already planning his retirement to the Netherlands, where he'll surely indulge in more treats and sniffing stuff (just be careful what you're sniffing, Joe, especially if you find yourself in Amsterdam).
We love you, Banana Joe!