Flame, a Border Collie, and her owner Suzy Tooley from Woburn,
Bedfordshire took home one of the top obedience prizes at Crufts on
Saturday 12th March after winning the Obedience Championships
Suzy, who has been involved in obedience for 30 years, and three
year-old Flame came first in the final held at the 125th
anniversary of the world's greatest dog show, Crufts, after
competing against some of Britain's best dogs for the coveted
All competitors at the championships had made it through to the
final from one of the 46 Championship shows that hosted qualifying
classes for the Crufts Obedience Championships.
Proud owner Suzy said: "I am feeling totally overwhelmed to have
won. Flame showed a maturity and ability to cope in such a special
and unique setting, way beyond her tender years and I am immensely
proud of her."
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: "Obedience is a
fascinating competition, and you can clearly see how much the dogs
enjoy taking part in the activity which, ultimately, is helping
them to behave at their best. Competitive obedience is exactly what
you would imagine - obedient and well trained dogs being tested to
their maximum ability.
"Top obedience competitors from all over the world come to
showcase their abilities at the world's biggest and best dog show.
Congratulations to Flame and Suzy on their fantastic success."
Crufts took place from 10th to 13th March 2016 at the NEC,
Birmingham. For more information, please 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/.