Beating thousands of other dogs, Knopa (Ch Mcvan's to Russia
with Love), a Scottish Terrier from Russia won Best in Group for
Terriers today and qualified for the final of Crufts.
Knopa, aged five, will now compete for the prestigious title of
Best in Show tomorrow (Sunday March 8th) 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 dogs.
Handler, Rebecca Cross from the USA, and Knopa will be returning
to the Genting Arena - the main arena at the NEC - tomorrow evening
for the highly anticipated Crufts 2015 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 handler, Rebecca Cross, said: "I can't believe it, I am in
complete shock. I almost didn't make it, my flight was delayed, and
I thought I wouldn't make it in time.
"Knopa is one in a million. She was Best of Breed here in 2013
and it's been a really wild ride. It hasn't sunk in yet, I really
can't believe it. She was supposed to retire today so if so this
was her retirement show."
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: "Congratulations to
Knopa for winning Best in Group today.
"Crufts celebrates healthy, happy dogs and recognises the
special and unique role dogs have in our lives. Knopa is such a
lovely dog who clearly loves being in the show ring and has a great
relationship with her handler.
"Knopa and Rebecca should be very proud of reaching the Best in
Show final - it's an incredible achievement and not one many get to
experience. We wish them all the best tomorrow."
The results for Crufts 2015 can be found online at www.press.fossedata.co.uk/
For free downloadable images from Crufts 2015, please go to www.w-w-i.com/crufts_2015/.