The 17-year-old and her talented four-legged friend beat favourites Jonathan and Charlotte to be crowned winners of the ITV reality show.
They charmed viewers with their fast-footed routine to the Mission Impossible theme.
Overcome with emotion at the win, she said:
The teenager trained her pet to jump, dance on his hind legs, meander through her legs and even got him to run across the judges table.
Pudsey - a border collie, bichon frise and Chinese crested cross - won over judge Simon Cowell, who admitted he has a soft spot for dogs.
The well-known dog-lover also posted a picture on Twitter shortly after Ashleigh and Pudsey's victory of the himself with the winning duo.
The powerful pop-opera duo and the bookie's favourite Jonathan and Charlotte took second place with what David Wallaims described as 'their best performance yet." He continued, "it was so heartfelt, it was so professional."
The duo had considered a split and go it alone before the competition. But Charlotte said:
Welsh boys choir Only Boys Aloud came in third place after their rendition of Calon Lan.
The 133-strong choir consistently wowed the judges throughout the contest with their renditions of traditional anthems.
Judge Alesha Dixon, who was sporting a see through floor length gown over a shimmering leotard, told boys, aged between 14 to 19, that they gave a passionate performance.
This year viewers have seen a softer side to Simon Cowell and fellow judge Amanda Holden said we have finally seen "the real Simon Cowell." She said the presence of Little Britain star David Walliams on the judging panel had brought out a different side of the show's supremo.
And David Walliams' special performance with the sequinned group, the Show Bears was certainly one of the show's highlights.
Ashleigh joked that Pudsey had become "very diva-ish" during the last week, demanding steak dinners.
The pair won £500,000 and will perform their routine at the Royal Variety Performance in front of the Queen.
Last minute bets on the Britain's Got Talent final saw punters go potty for Pudsey and 17-year old owner, Ashleigh.
Bets are now on for Pudsey to appear in the next Mission Impossible film with odds at William Hill of 25/1 and it is 2/1 that Pudsey has his own show on Children's TV before the end of 2012.
Watch all the performances and relive the show here