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.
Flynn’s cheeks beamed as he navigated the expanse of Madison Square Garden before a raucous crowd, most of which kept their seats for the big reveal after sitting through nearly four hours of competition.
“It feels a little unreal. It’s just magic,” said Flynn’s handler Bill McFadden shortly after the announcement as he cradled a dog originally named for “Billy Flynn” the shady lawyer in the musical “Chicago.”
The winner was announced by Judge Betty-Anne Stenmark of Woodside, California, who was poker-faced as she examined Flynn against six other finalists, poking and prodding the smaller candidates and adopting a more panoramic approach with the bigger ones. (AFP)