Miami the Spaniel crowned best in show at this years Crufts dog show

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A man eats in front of his Basset Hounds during the first day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, Britain March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples
A Standard Poodle jumps up as it is shown during the second day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, Britain March 10, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A British Bulldog looks from its bench during the second day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, Britain March 10, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples
A woman sits with her Basset Hound during the first day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, Britain March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A man shows an Irish Wolfhound during the first day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, Britain March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A Maltese yawns during the second day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, Britain March 10, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples
A man sits on the cage of his Pugs during the second day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, Britain March 10, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples
Men arrive with their dogs for the second day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, Britain March 10, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples
An Irish Wolfhound looks at a Dachshund during the first day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, Britain March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples
A woman laughs as she grooms a Toy Poodle during the second day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, Britain March 10, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples
A Standard Poodle is groomed during the second day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, Britain March 10, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples
A man with a tattoo watches the judging of the Staffordshire Bul Terriers during the first day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, Britain March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples
A woman sits with an Afghan Hound during the first day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, Britain March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples
A Chow Chow is groomed during the second day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, Britain March 10, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples
A dog arrives for the second day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, Britain March 10, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples
A Dachshund is shown during the first day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, Britain March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Pointers are judged during the third day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, Britain March 11, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
American Cocker Spaniel Miami poses with its handler Jason Lynn after being awarded best in show during the final day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, Britain March 12, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples
A woman kisses her American Cocker Spaniel during the third day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, Britain March 11, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples
A Standard Poodle yawns during the second day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, Britain March 10, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples
Katie McCloughlin lies with Topsy, her English Setter, during the third day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, Britain March 11, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A woman prepares an Afghan Hound during the first day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, Britain March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples
A dog arrives for the first day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, Britain March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples
A Dachshund is judged during the first day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, Britain March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples
Dogs arrive for the first day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, Britain March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples
Dogs arrive for the first day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, Britain March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples
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LONDON, March 12 (Reuters) - An American Cocker Spaniel named Miami won the top prize at Britain's Crufts dog show in Birmingham on Sunday.

The black, white and brown gundog, whose full name is Afterglow Miami Ink, was crowned "Best in Show" after four days of competing with nearly 22,000 other dogs from 56 countries.

"He's pretty special ... I'm absolutely shocked and thrilled," handler Jason Lynn said after Miami won the finale of the 126-year old show, which is billed as the world's largest.

Frankie, a miniature poodle, came second and was named "Reserve Best in Show" after a seven-dog final at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, central England.

(Reporting by William James; Editing by Louise Ireland)

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