The Rushden Randoms Club took a top prize at Crufts on Saturday
12th March winning the small dog Kennel Club Team Agility final,
the only team not to have any faults during the competition.
The team of four dogs and handlers beat off competition from top
agility teams around the UK in the hotly contested final at the
world's greatest dog show, Crufts. Finalists in the Kennel Club
Team Agility competition consisted of large, medium and small dog
teams from Kennel Club agility clubs which had previously qualified
at heats throughout 2015.
The winning team consisted of Flora the Chinese Crested Powder
Puff with owner Donna Lewis, Spook the Cavalier King Charles
Spaniel with owner Wendy Gilpin, Jack the Toy Poodle with owner
Amanda Spinks and Parker the Poodle cross Jack Russell with owner
Team member, Donna said: "To win at Crufts is always a fantastic
achievement, but this one feels extra special. We ran second, so to
hold off for the victory, being the only group with no faults is
fantastic. It hasn't actually sunk in - we feel like screaming!
"We're so proud of all the dogs for coming through the heats and
then the final."
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: "We would like to
congratulate the Rushden Randoms team on their achievements as the
standards this year were very high. The dogs and handlers performed
exceptionally during the competition. They have all demonstrated
what can be achieved with training and good team work."
Crufts took 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.
For free downloadable images from Crufts 2016, please go to www.w-w-i.com/crufts_2016/.