Eric, a Pekingese from Moffat, Dumfriesshire, has won Best in
Group for Toy breeds at Crufts 2016 today (Thursday March 10th),
qualifying them for a place in the Best in Show final on
Eric (Kennel Club name Ch Yakee Ooh Aah Cantona), age seven,
will return to the Genting Arena at the NEC in Birmingham for a
place in the final of the 125thanniversary of Crufts with his
owner, Bert Easdon. People around Britain and the world will be
watching on Sunday evening to see which dog is crowned Best in Show
as the final is shown live on Channel 4 and streamed on the
official Crufts YouTube Channel - www.youtube.com/crufts.
Almost 22,000 dogs are competing over the four days for one of
just seven places in the Crufts final and a chance to win the most
celebrated title in the world of dogs.
Proud owner Bert, said: "Eric is a fantastic dog with a great
character. I was going to retire him but decided to bring him back
and this is his first show since Crufts last year. He's a
beautiful, sound and happy dog. After all these years I still
get a real thrill when one of my dogs win."
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: "Congratulations to
Eric and Bert for winning Best in Group today - it is only day one
of four and already we can see that it is going to be an exciting
"Crufts celebrates healthy, happy dogs and recognises the
special and unique bond between dogs and their owners. Eric is such
a lovely little dog that clearly loves being in the show ring and
has a great relationship with his owner.
"Eric and Bert 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. The results
for Crufts 2016 can be found online at www.press.fossedata.co.uk.
For free downloadable images from Crufts 2016, please go to www.w-w-i.com/crufts_2016/.