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Best in Show winner Flynn, a bichon frise, poses

Flynn, a bichon frise and winner of Best in Show, poses at after winning the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo: Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

Westminster Dog Show 2018

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)

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