Quincy, a Border Collie and his owner Matthew Goodliffe from
Watford, Northamptonshire has taken a top prize at Crufts on
Thursday 10th March, winning the Kennel Club Novice Cup Agility
Final for large dogs.
Quincy and Matthew, a bank trustee, won in the large category
after competing in an exciting agility finalat the world's greatest
dog show. The top eleven large, eight medium and eight small dogs
from the Novice Cup competition (Grades 3, 4 or 5) held at the
Kennel Club International Agility Festival (IAF) last August took
part in the category finals yesterday at Crufts.
Quincy, who is seven years-old, was trained by Matthew and it
was the pairs fourth year at Crufts.
Matthew said of his fantastic achievement:"We are really happy,
we normally do quite well here so this year was on par. Quincy
usually does well though; he represents Great Britain and is fairly
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: "The Novice Cup is a
special event and just to qualify for a Crufts final is a wonderful
"Many congratulations to Quincy and Matthew for their
performance at Crufts, it was brilliant seeing them work as a team
to claim the prize within their category."
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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