FRANKIE'S got style!

Well that's what the judges at the world's biggest dog show believe.

The Miniature Poodle, owned by Melanie Harwood, from Ramsgreave in Blackburn clinched the Reserve Best in Show prize in front of millions at Crufts at Birmingham's NEC this weekend.

The 33-year-old, who runs Ribble Valley Kennels and Cattery off Showley Road, said it was an ‘unbelievable feeling’ when she found out two-year-old Frankie had grabbed the runner-up spot out of more than 22,000 dogs.

She said: “I was absolutely speechless and I couldn’t be more proud of him.

“He absolutely loved it out there getting all the attention. I was the nervous one.

“He managed to win best utility group dog before competing for best in show and the way he upped his game for that was incredible.

"He is just the same at home as he was in the ring. He just loves life and loves showing off to people.

“There’s only one show like this in the year and it’s got such a lovely atmosphere to it.”

To get the prize Frankie had to impress the judges with her movement in the ring and prove she was a healthy dog having features such as her mouth, ears, eyes and body examined.

There were more than 70 winners in the competition from across East Lancashire including Christine Dawson from Colne, whose Pharaoh Hound, Ollie, and Brian Middleton from Nelson whose Norwegian Elkhound, Inga, was named Best of Breed winners.

Best in Show went to American Cocker Spaniel Miami, shown by co-owner Jason Lynn of Preston.

Amy Ansell, from Colne, saw her eight-month old Dogue de Bordeaux, Bea, win best puppy in her breed.

She said: “We did not expect to win at all. She was amazing.

"She did everything we asked of her. I think she was the happiest dog there.”