Who Won Best in Show at Westminster Dog Show 2018?

Ruben Ruiz
February 17, 2018

So what if he's only 11?

"He just does it naturally", said Rismyhr, noting Bean's long body. "I came in expecting nothing, hoping for a good performance, and I got it".

The bichon frisé took the title from last year's victor, Ty, who finished as the runner-up.

A Sussex spaniel (sporting), giant schnauzer (working) and a Norfolk terrier (terrier) all earned spots in the final round thanks to wins in their respective group.

Ashley Byrne of PETA says "events like this just promote buying dogs as objects", instead of adopting them. It's a rare breed, although best in show judge Betty-Anne Stenmark has worked with them for over four decades and lives with four at home in California. But its signature trait is a gentle and friendly disposition that, throughout the centuries, made these dogs coveted travel companions to sailors and also popular in European courts.

"What a dog show", McCarthy said in a press conference live-streamed by Fox Sports.

Mackenzie sometimes feels scared as she waits to show.

The victor receives the coveted Best in Show trophy, a media tour and the lure of higher breeding fees - all rewards for the winner's patience while enduring seemingly endless blow dryer blasts and tugs from combs and brushes.

Rumor, a female German shepherd, was named Best in Show at last year's competition.

The Westminster-winning team gets no prize money.

Dog showing requires an investment of money and, particularly, time.

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An invitation to be part of the NY dog show requires a top five ranking in the USA, or securing a spot through a lottery.

But young handlers agree that it's worth it for the bond they develop with their animals.

This year's finalists were some of the cutest dogs around.

Kara Gordon, the owner of the dogs, said the trio was invited to compete based on their status or American Kennel Club ranking.

Being No. 1 going into Westminster doesn't mean a dog will go best in show.

Upsets by underdogs are common on the green carpet of the Garden — inside dog fanciers indeed fancied Flynn, but the people sitting in the stands were obviously pulling for other dogs.

She says the years of traveling and training are all about the glory for the breed.

"I can dress a little boy in a suit in my sleep", Alysha Towell said with a laugh.

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Boise's 15 year old Charese Kelly has been training dogs for six years. He placed fourth and also returned this year.

Among the other perks for the pups is a professional doggy photo booth offering portraiture. "There are a lot of features you can't see in the dog".

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