The Reserve Best in Show title went to Ty, a giant schnauzer, who literally danced as his name was called before a sellout crowd at Madison Square Garden.
That includes Flynn, a puffball of a pooch with the registered name of “Belle Creek’s All I Care About is Love.” Just minutes after he was selected, handler Bill Mcfadden told a TV interviewer, “I think I’ll have to ask the owners, but I’m pretty sure I can drop the mic and say he’s retired.”
It was the second Best In Show for McFadden, a veteran dog handler who won Westminster in 2003 with a Kerry blue terrier.
Mick was “high and excited,” McFadden told reporters, while Flynn “is just pure joy.”
Preparing Flynn’s coif for the big show on Tuesday night required a fresh bath and two hours of “scissoring,” McFadden said.
The look apparently worked for judge Betty-Anne Stenmark, who praised the 5-year-old’s head, expression, eyes and constantly wagging tail.
Biggie walks during judging in the toy group at the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City.
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