He represented the mitten state well on Tuesday at the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

This is Flynn. Yes, he looks like a stuffed animal, but he's as real as it gets. He's a Bichon Frise from Plymouth, whose parents are Lorrie Carlton and Dr. Lawrence Letsche. Dr. Letsche is a veterinarian at Remrock Farms Veterinary Service in Plymouth, as well as the owner of Belle Creek Bichon, a kennel.

And Flynn absolutely KILLED IT on Tuesday at the infamous Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York. There were over 2,000 entries in 200+ breeds to compete with.

Flynn beat out Ty, a giant schnauzer, Biggie the pug, Bean the Sussex spaniel, Lucy the Borzoi, Slick the border collie and Winston the Norfolk terrier.

I grew up with a Bichon named Rufus, and he was the sweetest dog ever. They're also hypo-allergenic, meaning that they don't shed and can be kept by people with allergies to pet dander. Congrats, Flynn!

via Pat & AJ