By Kelli Bender
Newton the Brussels Griffon Wins Best in Show at 16th Annual National Dog Show Presented by Purina
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Meet the new top dog.

Unseating last year's winner of the National Dog Show presented by Purina, Gia the Greyhound, is Newton the Brussels Griffon.

Newton, known in the show circuit as GCH Somerset Wynzall Hashtag, beat out more than 2,000 other dogs for the Best in Show title, taking the Toy Group before winning the final ribbon.


Leading him along the way was handler Susan Dipew of Aiken, South Carolina, who is "super excited" by her pooch partner's big win. This Best in Show ribbon will join over 20 others that Newton has earned during his show career.

The pair have some sweet victory plans to celebrate.

"I think were going to get an ice cream," Dipew told PEOPLE about Newton's post-win schedule.


While Dipew and Newton's owner Keith Jackson are ecstatic over the win, Newton's handler thinks the furry champion is pretty unfazed.


"He is just happy all the time," she said, adding, "Everything's great in Newton's world. I just want to live in his world because everything is fun."

For this event, Newton beat out six other talented dogs who received their own Best in Group to make it to the final round of the National Dog Show: Noah the Portuguese Water Dog, Anna the Whippet, Timmy the English Springer Spaniel, Louie the American Staffordshire Terrier, Babe the French Bulldog and Sophia the Old English Sheepdog.

For those who missed the best moments from the National Dog Show hosted by John O'Hurley and legendary dog show analyst David Frei, the broadcast will re-air on NBC on Saturday Nov. 25 at 8-10 p.m. ET/PT.

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