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Meet the bichon frise named Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show's best in show

The bichon frise, named Flynn, beat out nearly 3,000 four-legged competitors to take home the top title.

The next stop for Flynn, only the second bichon frise in history to win at Westminster, is retirement, McFadden said.

Flynn, a Bichon Frise, along with handler Bill McFadden (R) and judge Betty-Anne Stenmark (L) pose for pictures after winning the Best In Show at the 2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden, in New York City, Feb. 13, 2018.

Flynn, 5, came out on top over Ty the giant schnauzer, Biggie the pug, Bean the Sussex spaniel, Lucy the borzoi, Slick the border collie and Winston the Norfolk terrier in the final round, according to ESPN.

The two-day Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show drew challengers from 50 states and 16 other countries, including Canada , Mexico, Japan, Russia, Australia and China, the Westminster Kennel Club said in a statement.

Flynn stood out as the "perfect example of his breed," according to Gail Miller Bisher, communications director for the Westminster Kennel Club.

McFadden explained what goes into creating a winning look for Flynn, whose given name is GCHP CH Belle Creek's All I Care About Is Love.


  • Win Like Flynn: A Bichon Frise Is This Year's Top Dog At Westminster ShowNPR
  • A Westminster wow: Bichon frise becomes America's top dogCNBC
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  • Flynn the bichon frise fetches top prize at Westminster Kennel Club Dog ShowAOL
  • Canadian Westminster Dog Show judge: 'You don't realize the enormity of the event'CTV News
  • Bichon frise bows as Westminster Kennel Club's best in showNew York Daily News
  • Bichon Frise Named Best In Show At Westminster Kennel Club Dog ShowHuffPost
  • Bichon frise wins 'Best in Show' at WestminsterWLS-TV
  • Flynn, a bichon frise, is this year's top dog at WestminsterMarketWatch

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