thousands of other dogs, Pearl (Sh Ch Afterglow Pearl's A Singer),
an American Cocker Spaniel from Bletchley, Milton Keynes won the
Best in Group award for Gundogs this evening.
Pearl, aged two,
owned by Susan Crummey and Jason Lynn, went on to compete for the
prestigious title of Best in Show against just six other dogs at
the world's greatest dog show, Crufts at the NEC in Birmingham but
narrowly missed out on the Best in Show prize.
More than 21,000
dogs competed over the four days of the show for the chance to win
the most celebrated title in the world of dogs. Only seven dogs
made it all the way through to the final, which was watched by
thousands in the arena and millions more worldwide as it was
televised live on Channel 4 and streamed on the official Crufts
YouTube Channel - www.youtube.com/crufts.
Susan said: "I can't believe it! It's something you always dream
about. She's a real show dog and loves competing. It's all the more
important as this year she's being retired and to reach Best in
Show was incredible."
Kennel Club Secretary, said: "Reaching the Best in Show final at
Crufts is a fabulous achievement for any dog and we were delighted
to see Pearl chosen as the Best in Group winner today, she is such
a lovely dog that clearly loves being in the show ring and has a
great relationship with her handler."
information visit www.crufts.org.uk or go to http://www.w-w-i.com/crufts_2014/ for
free downloadable images from Crufts 2014.