Beating thousands of other dogs, James (Ger/Bel/Dutch/Lux Ch
Just In Time Of First Avenue), an Irish Wolfhound has qualified for
the final of Crufts after winning Best in Group for Hounds
James, aged three, will now compete for the prestigious title of
Best in Show Sunday night against just six other dogs at the
world's greatest dog show, Crufts at the NEC in Birmingham. More
than 21,000 dogs are competing over the four days of the show for
the chance to win the most celebrated title in the world of
Owner and handler, Gary Janssens and James, from Belgium, will
be returning to the NEC Arena on the evening of Sunday March
9th for the highly anticipated Crufts 2014 final. Only seven
dogs make it all the way through to the final, which will be
watched by thousands in the arena and millions more worldwide as it
will be televised live on Channel 4 and streamed on the official
Crufts YouTube Channel - www.youtube.com/crufts.
Proud owner, Gary said: "This is the top! Crufts was on my list
for 30 years and one of the world's top shows. Now that they are
accepting international dogs, the competition is even tougher.
"James always succeeds but he has topped it all today. He is a
lovely dog, very easy going; he's a big teddy bear. It's just great
to win at Crufts."
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: "We were delighted
to see James chosen as the Best in Group winner today, he is such a
lovely dog that clearly loves being in the show ring and has a
great relationship with his handler.
"Reaching the Best in Show final at Crufts is a fabulous
achievement and we wish James and Gary the very best for the final.
Their achievement shows just how international Crufts has
For more information visit www.crufts.org.uk or go
to http://www.w-w-i.com/crufts_2014/ for
free downloadable images from Crufts 2014.