Teasel, a Cocker Spaniel, and owner Claire Burrell from Dereham,
Norfolk have won one of the country's most prestigious dog agility
competitions after battling it out in the Kennel Club Small Singles
Agility at Crufts on Friday 11th March.
In front of the crowds at the world's greatest dog show, Crufts,
Claire and Teasel won in the small category after competing against
nine other dogs and handlers at Crufts in both jumping and agility
and then in an agility final.
To compete at Crufts, Teasel and Claire qualified by gaining
points at heats held at Kennel Club licensed shows throughout the
Proud owner Claire said: "It's brilliant to win, I'm really
proud of her; she's a dream to run. It was a tough competition
because there were three clear runs before me but I just let her go
and she was amazing. To do it at Crufts on its 125th anniversary is
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: "The Singles
Agility finals at Crufts are probably one of the most keenly fought
and most prestigious agility finals in the UK. Just to qualify for
a Crufts final is a wonderful achievement.
"Teasel and Claire's performance at Crufts was brilliant and
they worked very well as a team, which is crucial when competing at
such a high level in agility. We would like to congratulate them on
Crufts takes place from 10th - 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.
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