Hazel, a Whippet from Middlebie, near Lockerbie in
Dumfriesshire, has won Reserve Best in Show at Crufts, narrowly
missing out on the Best in Show title to a West Highland White
Terrier called Devon.
Hazel (Nothing Compares To You At Crosscop), aged two, won Best
in Group in the Hound Group today (Sunday 13th March) and returned
to the Genting Arena at the NEC in Birmingham for a place in the
final of the 125th anniversary of Crufts with her owner Charlie
Donaldson, a 19 year old member of the Young Kennel Club. People
around Britain and the world watched as Hazel, was awarded Reserve
Best in Show, as the final was live on Channel 4.
Almost 22,000 dogs have competed 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 Charlie Donaldson, said: "I can't believe it, I am
over the moon. I never expected this to happen. Hazel
is one in a million and I can't thank enough anyone who has
supported us, it really means everything to me and my
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: "Congratulations to
Hazel for winning Reserve Best in Show today - it was an exciting
final and she certainly rose to the challenge.
"Crufts celebrates healthy, happy dogs and recognises the
special and unique bond between dogs and their owners. Hazel is
such a lovely dog who clearly loves being in the show ring and has
a great relationship with her owner.
"Hazel and Charlie should be very proud of reaching the Best in
Show final and taking home Reserve Best in Show - it's an
incredible achievement and not one many get to experience,
especially considering Charlie is so young."
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/.