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Flynn, a light-footed bichon frisé, is best in show at Westminster

Flynn, a light-footed bichon frisé, is best in show at Westminster

CBS4)- Flynn, the 5-year-old Bichon Frise, showed off his Best In Show award from the world-renowned Westminster Dog Show on Valentine's Day, just one day after taking home one of the biggest prizes.

No matter, the white powder puff was picked and walked off as America's top dog.

Westminster is best known for the dog crowned best in show each year.

During the past two days, they and the five other dogs who also won their respective groups triumphed over more than 2,800 other competitors in the nation's most elite dog show.

He said they've received several invitations to travel to European dog competitions and now it's just a matter of making the plans fall into place to achieve another dream of theirs.

Flynn, whose official name is Champion Belle Creek's All I Care About Is Love (phew!), is only the second Bichon Frise to be named top dog at Westminster-the first being JR in 2001.

Gordon has three other dogs named Posh, Taylor and Bentley.

"It feels a little unreal", Fynn's expert handler Bill McFadden said.

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McFadden also added that Flynn will likely retire from the dog show circuit following his win.

Rumor, a German shepherd and 2017 Best in Show victor, poses for photographers during a trip to One World Trade Centre in NY previous year. The annual competition features hundreds of dogs from around the country. Even if he doesn't take Best In Show, he's a victor in the eyes of his owner, Jamie Clute.

Enjoying the competition and being around dogs, Davis said she originally had no intention of showing dogs, but after a suggestion from a friend she chose to go for it.

"He kept wagging his tail and that sold himself to me", Stenmark said.

Here are more fun facts about Flynn, according to McFadden.

Vienna resident Sue Davis and her dog, Grand Master Flash, took "Best of Breed" in the Curly Coated Retriever group at the Westminster Dog Show.

Their criteria and evaluation include real things, such as measuring each dog in each group against the ideal "standards" of its breed, including but not limited to temperament, size, coat and eye color. Lucy, an "elegant" borzoi, won the hound group.