Making it in the ultra-competitive world of dog shows isn't easy—it takes commitment, dedication, and laser-sharp focus. Dario the Leonberger has all that in spades, only it's directed at his handler's pocket. Dario didn't win Best in Show at the 140th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden, or even best in his group (working dogs). But that didn't stop him from trying to help himself to some extra treats from handler Sam Mammano's pocket during their trot around the ring.
The charming two-and-a-half year old dog's performance did, however, win him lots of attention, and his new fans raved about him on Twitter.
Mammano couldn't be mad at the sweet dog, though (well, not in public, at least. Who knows what kind of stern lecture Dario received afterwards?), telling the AP that it provided some "[g]ood comic relief," and adding "He's a young, silly dog and was just having fun." Also, wrong pocket, Dario, you dummy.