It’s what all the dogs are barking about: Flynn the Bichon Frise won Best in Show at the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday night.
As always, the competition was fluffy and fierce, but it was Flynn aka GCHP CH Belle Creek’s All I Care About Is Love, with help from his handler Bill McFadden, who beat out thousands of other canines from 202 breeds to win the coveted purple ribbon and title of top dog
After winning the Non-Sporting Group earlier in the show, Flynn took center stage at New York City’s Madison Square Garden for the Best in Show round with Lucy the Borzoi, Biggie the pug, Slick the Border Collie, Bean the Sussex spaniel, Ty the giant schnauzer and Winston the Norfolk terrier filling out the pack.
Giant schnauzer Ty won the second place honor Reserve Best in Show.
To celebrate this big win, Flynn will go on the traditional Westminster Best in Show victory lap, which includes a special lunch at famed New York City eatery Sardi’s, a trip to One World Observatory at the top of the Freedom Tower and plenty of press appearances.
Flynn unseats last year’s Westminster Dog Show winner, Rumor the German shepherd. Like Rumor, Flynn plans to retire after his Westminster win according to his handler.