Nicola Bradshaw and Valerie Hobart, with their dogs Mr Jay Tee the Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross and Barbie the Border Terrier, won the Small/Mixi Pairs agility final at London’s biggest dog event, Eukanuba Discover Dogs at ExCeL London on Saturday 22nd October.
The Small/Mixi Pairs competition consists of eight heats of jumping. The competition is open to small dogs (35cm or under at the withers), partnering either a medium dog (over 35cm but 43cm or under at the withers) or a large dog (over 43cm in height), with heats scheduled as a special combined class for all grades of dog.
Nicola Bradshaw said of their win, “We feel absolutely brilliant. This was Barbie’s first time at Discover Dogs and winning here is definitely her biggest achievement to date.”
Handlers and dogs qualified to take part in the prestigious finals by gaining points at qualifying heats held at agility shows across the country during 2016.
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: “Congratulations to Nicola and Valerie and of course their wonderful dogs Mr Jay Tee and Barbie for a great performance.
“It was clear to see how much hard work and effort they had put in. The Small/Mixi Pairs final is a fantastic competition and we hope they enjoy their well earnt success.”
Full results for the competition are as follows:
1st – Nicola Bradshaw and Valerie Hobart with Mr Jay Tee AW and Ambiens Bat Out of Hell
2nd – Emma Frost and Des Cufley with Fudgie Wudgie and Beths Rough Diamond
3rd – Babs Foster and Chantal Hutton with Baron Von Schnoodle and Bekkis Greased Lightning
Eukanuba Discover Dogs took place on 22nd and 23rd October at ExCeL London. For further information, please visit the Discover Dogs website.