Chloe, a Cocker Spaniel and Lara Staplehurst from Epsom,
Surrey won the Kennel Club Novice Cup at the world's greatest
dog show, Crufts on Thursday 6th March.
Lara and Chloe won in the small category after competing in both
jumping and agility. They had the fewest combined faults in
the fastest combined time, calculated over the two rounds of the
final. The top eight large, four medium and four small dogs from
the Novice Cup competition (Grades 3, 4 or 5) held at the KC
International Agility Festival last August took part in the finals
on Thursday at Crufts.
Proud owner, Lara said: "Chloe is the first dog I have
competed in agility with and has taken a lot of hard work to train.
She loves it though and we are so pleased to have won." Caroline
Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: "The Novice Cup is a special
event and just to qualify for a Crufts final is a wonderful
"We would like to congratulate Chloe and Lara. She is such a
lovely dog that clearly loves competing and has a great
relationship with her handler." Crufts takes place from 6 - 9
March 2014 at the NEC, Birmingham. For more information
The results for Crufts 2014 can be found online at http://crufts.fossedata.co.uk/.
For free downloadable images from Crufts 2014, please go to http://www.w-w-i.com/crufts_2014/.