'LITTLE CHEWBACCA WON THE DOG SHOW I CANT BELIEVE THIS IS THE WORLD WE LIVE IN,' an excited 'Star Wars' fan tweeted after Newton the Brussels Griffon was crowned Best in Show champion.
Presented by Purina, Newton, who was crowned "Best in Show", caught many of Twitter users for its strong resemblance to "Star Wars" creature Chewbacca, the Millennium Falcon's furry co-pilot who made his debut in the franchise back in 1977.
A Twitter user wrote, "The National Dog Show winner looks like an adorable little Chewbacca." Similarly, another fan of the franchise joked, "Chewbacca won the freakin dog show, but I see through his act." There was also a fan who excitedly tweeted, "LITTLE CHEWBACCA WON THE DOG SHOW I CANT BELIEVE THIS IS THE WORLD WE LIVE IN."
Chewbacca won the freakin dog show, but I see through his act pic.twitter.com/lIMJv7tIR0— spoopy (@Morelikebutt) November 23, 2017
LITTLE CHEWBACCA WON THE DOG SHOW I CANT BELIEVE THIS IS THE WORLD WE LIVE IN— Maddy Meigs (@maddymaemeigs) November 23, 2017
Some others, meanwhile, pointed out the furry little guy's striking facial similarities to the Ewoks, a fictional race of small, mammaloid bipeds that appear in the "Star Wars" universe which was first seen in 1983's "Return of the Jedi". "i can't believe an ewok won the dog show," tweeted a fan.
i can't believe an ewok won the dog show— 🍂nepetea🍂@mff (@nepeteaa) November 23, 2017
Another fan jokingly accused the victory of being "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" marketing. " 'The Last Jedi' is going hard on its ad campaign this year, even had an ewok win the National Dog Show to get the word out," the fan wrote. Another "Star Wars" fan noted that with an ewok winning the National Dog Show, it proved "that anything is possible for a small creature from Endor." Another user added, "So newton the Ewok won the dog show....are they aware he isn't a dog?"
The Last Jedi is going hard on its ad campaign this year, even had an ewok win the National Dog Show to get the word out.— Alec Comes (@AlecComes) November 23, 2017
An Ewok won the National Dog Show, proving that anything is possible for a small creature from Endor.— Becca Miller (@becca_miller_) November 23, 2017
So newton the Ewok won the dog show....are they aware he isn't a dog? pic.twitter.com/qo8csZGcB3— Ker (@kerrrrbearrr8) November 23, 2017
Three-year-old Newton was named Best in Show champion after beating six other group champions, a Portuguese water dog, a whippet, an English springer spaniel, an American Staffordshire terrier, a French bulldog and an Old English sheepdog, in the Toy Group (a.k.a. lap dogs). Noah, the Portuguese water dog and Working Group winner, nabbed the second place.
Newton's handler, Susan DePew, said, "I feel super excited and am very happy for Newton." She later added that Newton would be rewarded with a delicious ice cream treat for his win. "We are going to go get some ice cream, I think. The ring was very hot so Newton will enjoy that," DePew shared.