Beating thousands of other dogs, Dublin (Ch Castlerock Simply
Magic), a Flat Coated Retriever from Bergshamra, Sweden, won Best
in Group for Gundogs today and qualified for the final of
Dublin, aged five, will now compete for the prestigious title of
Best in Show on Sunday 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.
Owner, Anette Dyren and Dublin, who was bred by Kennel Club
Assured Breeder, Dorothy Brooks, will be returning to the Main
Arena on the evening of Sunday March 8th 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 owner Anette, said: "I feel like I am dreaming, I just can't
find any words: I'm completely speechless - it took a while to
sink in, I didn't realise that we had been chosen by the judge at
"It was a long journey over to the UK and I was supposed to leave
tomorrow evening but I would much rather stay here for the next
stage of the competition. I am so proud of Dublin, I could
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: "Congratulations to
Dublin for winning Best in Group today. Crufts celebrates
healthy, happy dogs and recognises the special and unique bond
between dogs and their owners. Dublin is such a lovely dog
who clearly loves being in the show ring and has a great
relationship with his handler.
"Dublin and Anette 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 for Sunday."
For more information, visit www.crufts.org.uk or go to www.w-w-i.com/crufts_2015/
for free downloadable images from Crufts 2015.