Flynn the bichon frise named Westminster best in show

Bichon frise wins best in show at Westminster

Bichon frise wins best in show at Westminster

The Westminster Dog Show crowned a fluffy white Bichon Frise named Flynn Best in Show Tuesday over a diverse array of other four-legged options, concluding the Big Apple's annual dogfest.

Fans who had been loudly shouting for their favourites fell into stunned silence on Tuesday when judge Betty-Anne Stenmark announced her decision. Flynn's registered name is apparently "Belle Creek's All I Care About Is Love".

'It feels a little unreal, ' Bill McFadden, said to The New York Times.

McFadden, who has been showing the breed at the Westminster Dog Show since 1991, said he believed this would be Flynn's final year at the competition.

GCH CH Ingebar's Tynan Dances With Wildflowers, a Giant Schnauzer known as "Ty", owned by Sandra Nordstrom & Carol Mann & Maryann Bisceglia.

The 142nd Westminster event attracted 2882 entries in 202 breeds and varieties. The other finalists included Lucy the borzoi, Biggie the pug, Slick the border collie, Bean the Sussex spaniel and Winston the Norfolk terrier.

'You bathe him and dry him and then trim him, then retrim him at the show, then trim him again when he wins, ' she said.

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

"These dogs were bred to entertain people".

Dogs are judged on the basis of how well they stack up against breed characteristics as set by the American Kennel Club.

Bean, a Sussex spaniel and victor of the Sporting breed group, is seen in the judging ring during competition.

Dogs in the Westminster show compete in a total of seven groups. Bean, who was sure to replicate his move a few times during best in show judging - some in the crowd chanted "Beannn!" in reply - is the grandson of Stump, who in 2009, at 10 years old, became the oldest dog to win best in show.

Farias paid tribute to Rumble, a "friend looking down from above" on Monday night after winning the Toy Dog group.

A female German shepherd named Rumor was named Best in Show at last year's competition.