In honor of the winner of the Westminster Dog Show , a Pekingese named Ch Palacegarden Malachy, I am posting paintings of ladies with their lap dogs. The Pekingese was bred as a companion dog. I thought I might be able to find some paintings of ladies with their Pekingese pups. I don't think any of these actually are Pekingese dogs, however there are some pretty fabulous paintings, from different centuries and different countries, of ladies with their canine companions. As a dog-lover, whose golden retriever goes pretty much everywhere with me, I totally understand the bond between people and their dogs. All of these paintings are from the archives of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.