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Westminster Dog Show 2018: And the
winner is ... Flynn the bichon

Fox News, by Gregg Re

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/14/2018 1:13:27 AM

Flynn the bichon frise won best in show at the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club dog show on Tuesday night, topping other contenders like Slick the border collie and a pug named Biggie. The choice was a surprise to most of the crowd at Madison Square Garden, with many fans falling silent when the 5-year-old white powder puff was picked. Flynn also beat out Ty the giant schnauzer, Bean the Sussex spaniel, Lucy the borzoi, and Winston the Norfolk terrier. Bill McFadden, the dog´s handler, began showing the breed at the competition in 1991, the New York Times reported. "It feels a little unreal," McFadden said.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: annie xango, 2/14/2018 1:15:10 AM     (No. 11543138)

It was a wonderful show..so many great dogs. Congrats Flynn and the others.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 2/14/2018 1:34:48 AM     (No. 11543143)

Having just lost a 9-yr-old purebred Yorkie to a rare blood disease, IMHA, never care to witness this devestation again!

Hugs your pups and/or trainings gogs goodnight, for all of us! xoxo

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/14/2018 2:19:41 AM     (No. 11543154)

McCain again.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: varkdriver, 2/14/2018 2:35:16 AM     (No. 11543158)

Found a great little Norfolk Terrier mix at our local SPCA 10 years ago. Miss Lili owned us for a good 8 years. The greatest dog ever.

Of course, I must now go back and watch "Best In Show" yet again. Fred Williard´s ´commentary´ during the show is a scream.

"We have you down for two queens."
"What are you saying, my good man?"

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Reply 5 - Posted by: sabrajet, 2/14/2018 6:50:34 AM     (No. 11543244)

Every year I faithfully watch the Westminster-and pick at least 3 dogs that I really want-and then I look at my 3 cats, and know that´s not happening, life is to short to bring on the havoc that would cause!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ramona, 2/14/2018 7:30:29 AM     (No. 11543268)

I was hoping for Bean to win but all of the dogs were great fun to see in action. My own Beast (a white miniature Schnauzer with, as the vet says, an abundance of recessive genes) will never win an award but he´s a terrific guard dog.
Ramona (the Pest(

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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/14/2018 9:19:23 AM     (No. 11543390)

The bichon was a pretty ho-hum choice.

I was hoping for Bean, although he was not up to Stump’s level when it came to Sussex Spaniel charm. Would also have liked to see that great Border Collie win.



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Reply 8 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 2/14/2018 10:34:22 AM     (No. 11543491)

It´s always fun to watch. The Border Collie looked fantastic. I was also intrigued by the Borzoi.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: galbaccr, 2/14/2018 11:03:20 AM     (No. 11543528)

Our Bichon looks nothing like the one that won. We (mainly my wife) realized early on that long hair requires a lot of time, work and expense to maintain. So, we have the dog groomed with a close cut (except ears and tail) about every 4-6 weeks. Even at that, the ears, especially, still require a lot of work to prevent knots. I can´t imagine how much work it takes to produce this winner. Our dog is very much my wife´s dog - until she picks up the comb. Then, the dog seems anxious to come to me to get away from that comb.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Videodrone, 2/14/2018 2:14:26 PM     (No. 11543741)

My late wife loved Bichons although they never looked like Flynn!



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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 2/14/2018 5:07:42 PM     (No. 11543911)

"Oh, the maintenance!"
s/o

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Reply 12 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/14/2018 7:26:13 PM     (No. 11544016)

The tall man who squired Flynn the Bichon around had his comb going so frequently that you began to think Flynn could never be seen without either his handler nor his comb.

Stylized dogs do nothing for me. (And what about the pink stains running down from his eyes?)

Bean or the Border Collie - real dogs. I’ve never seen such a well-show-trained Border Collie These dogs are amazing in the field. This one was also a winner at standing still without having to be restrained by the handler. The handler was able to stand aside and let the dog stand alone … I loved that.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Italiano, 2/14/2018 7:29:00 PM     (No. 11544020)

Biggie the Pug wuz robbed.

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