Rogue, a nine year-old Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever and
his owner Amanda Hampson from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, has
taken a top prize at Crufts today (Thursday March 10th), winning
the Kennel Club British Open Agility Final for medium dogs.
Rogue and Amanda won in the medium category after competing at
Crufts in a hotly contested final after achieving the fewest
combined faults in the fastest combined time, calculated over the
two rounds. Taking place at the world's greatest dog show, they
were up against the top medium dogs from several different
Rogue and Amanda qualified for the final at Crufts at the Kennel
Club International Agility Festival in August 2015. Since then they
have been working towards the tense final.
Amanda said about her fantastic win: "I'm speechless - Rogue is
such an amazing dog who absolutely loves running. We're privileged
to be here and I'm so proud her!"
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: "Agility is one of
the show stoppers at Crufts, and it is always amazing to see such
talented dogs and owners. The British Open really is a unique
"Rogue and Amanda obviously have a wonderful bond and are both
very talented. Our congratulations to them both and we hope to see
them in future competitions."
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.
For free downloadable images from Crufts 2016, please go to