NEW YORK (AP) — Flynn the bichon frise has won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club.
The choice was a surprise to most of the crowd at Madison Square Garden, with many fans falling silent when the white powder puff was picked.
Flynn beat out Ty the giant schnauzer, Biggie the pug, Bean the Sussex spaniel, Lucy the borzoi, Slick the border collie and Winston the Norfolk terrier. The giant schnauzer was the runner-up.
Ty the giant schnauzer, who won the working group, was the top-ranked show dog in America goingi nto the event.
Lily Mancini of Sherman, Connecticut, and her English springer spaniel won the junior showmanship competition. The juniors finals were Tuesday night, before judging continued toward best in show.
Ninety-five junior handlers, between 9 and 18, were invited to the nation’s most prestigious dog show.