The 2014 Westminster Kennel Club Best in Show honor was handed out on Tuesday night, and a female wire fox terrier named Sky won the coveted crown.
She beat out a field of six runners-up in the event's final round, including a standard poodle that earned the Reserve Best in Show nod for second place.
A bloodhound that consistently drew the loudest applause from the Madison Square Garden crowd was also bested by the unheralded but charismatic Sky.
Sky, formally known as GCH Afterall Painting The Sky, because of course she is, was accompanied in the ring by seasoned handler Gabriel Rangel.
"She's a perfect dog," Rangel said. "When you put her on the table, she's ready to be brushed. When you put on the leash, she's happy and ready to be walked."
Judge Betty Regina Leininger, a veteran show-dog breeder, handler and author in her sixth Westminster judging assignment, made the decision.
"There's something magical that happens, it's hard to put into words," she said. "But it's unmistakable. It's the 'it' factor. I've seen her before, but she was really on.
"This was her night."