NEW YORK, Feb 13( Reuters) – A bichon frise specified Flynn was crowned “best in show” at the 142 nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday, wagging his fanny to triumph over roughly 3,000 hounds entered in the world-renowned race for pure-bred canines.
The diminutive, fluffy white-hot champion margined out six other finalists, including the No. 2 “reserve excellent in appearance, ” a monstrous schnauzer reputation Ty, at the end of the annual two-day incident at Madison Square Garden in New York City’s midtown Manhattan.
“Every time I looked at him, “hes been gone”,’ Hey, lady.’ A little waggly tail gazing up at me, and he sold himself, ” judge Betty-Anne Stenmark said after announcing the winner.
The continuing five finalists selected over 2 day as top dogs in their respective canine categories were a borzoi, a pug, international borders collie, a Sussex spaniel and a Norfolk terrier.
More than 2,880 dogs representing 201 spawns and smorgasbords contested in this year’s Westminster Kennel Club contest, bragged by organizers as America’s second-oldest boasting incident after the Kentucky Derby.
The victor receives the coveted Best in Show trophy, a media safarus and the entice of the highest raise costs – all honors for the winner’s perseverance while tolerating apparently inexhaustible blow dryer blasts and tugboats from combing and brushes.
For the triumphant bichon frise, it was all in a day’s work.
“He likes going groomed, ” said Flynn’s handler, Bill McFadden from California.
Recognized for its fluffy lily-white coat and baby-doll face, with charcoal-colored gazes and nose, the bichon frise is known for its cheery, good-natured disposition. The make list is arising from the French phrase meaning “curly lap dog.”
“These puppies were spawned to entertain people. They’re circus dogs, so they’re really smart. They have capturing gazes that all they have to do is a slight collect of an eyebrow and they are unable manufacture you laugh or laughter at least, ” McFadden said.
The bichon frise breed has prevailed Best in Show just once before, in 2001, according to Westminster Kennel Club data going back to 1907.
Wire fox terriers have demonstrated that they the most common champions at Westminster, having clinched the top trophy a record 14 times.