Ricky the poodle wins Best-in-Show at Crufts

A poodle named Ricky has landed the world's most prestigious dog show prize after being judged this year's Best-in-Show at Crufts.

9f8d5878869e329234189a3aef234b08_normal

Congratulations to Ricky the Standard Poodle and Jason Lynn, our Crufts Best in Show winners 2014! http://t.co/XrSrpQGXcP

Biug_tscqaaqbdb

The two-year-old standard poodle triumphed over six other best-in-group winners in the final event of the annual competition, which attracted more than 21,000 entrants from Britain and overseas.

Ricky and his handler, Jason Lynn, were given the nod by the best-in-show judge Jack Bispham after being assessed for overall health, condition, coat, character, temperament and movement.

Speaking immediately after the result was declared at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre, Mr Lynn confirmed that Ricky would now be retired from competition in the UK.

The other category winners were:

Winner: Pastoral group

  • Name: Dan the Man
  • Breed: Samoyed
Dzbwghlr_normal

Ready and waiting in the wings, the winner of the Pastoral Group, Dan the Man, a Samoyed #Crufts http://t.co/aUJx26KQ7H

Bitkleniiaavd1-

Winner: Hound group

  • Name: James
  • Breed: Irish Wolfhound
Dzbwghlr_normal

He's a gentle giant. James the Irish Wolfhound, winner of the Hound Group #Crufts http://t.co/HYx2iqN8nl

Bitlpvvigaa3iia

Winner: Working group

  • Name: Brandon
  • Breed: Rottweiler

Winner: Terrier group

  • Name: King
  • Breed: Fox terrier

Winner: Toy group

  • Name: Colin
  • Breed: Pomeranian
Dzbwghlr_normal

I've finally discovered why Colin the Pomeranian is called Colin... His owner has a crush on Colin Farrell #Crufts http://t.co/dtY7ui0lqY

Bisodmeiyaelrka

Winner: Utility group

  • Name: Ricky
  • Breed: Standard poodle

You can watch again Ricky's big moment in the video below: