Frosty, a Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen from the Netherlands, owned by Gwen Huikeshoven and Phil Reid, won the Hound Best in Group title at Crufts 2017 today (Thursday 9th March), qualifying them for a place in the Best in Show final on Sunday.
Frosty (Europ Champion Frosty Snowman), who is two years old, will return to the Genting Arena at the NEC in Birmingham for a place at the world’s biggest dog show, Crufts, with his owner Gwen Huikeshoven.
People around Britain and the world will be watching to see which dog is crowned Best in Show on Sunday as the final is filmed live on Channel 4 and available to stream on the official Crufts YouTube Channel.
Almost 22,000 dogs have competed over the four days for one of just seven places in the Crufts final and a chance to win the most celebrated title in the world of dogs.
Proud owner Gwen Huikeshoven, said: “I could not believe it when the judge came towards us and to think we had planned to go home tomorrow.
“Frosty is a really playful dog. He loves his squeaky toys and he is the perfect family pet.”
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “We are delighted to see Frosty chosen as the Best in Group Hound winner today. Frosty’s owners Gwen and Phil should be very proud of reaching the prestigious Best in Show final, it’s an incredible achievement and one that not many get to experience in their lifetime.
“Crufts celebrates happy, healthy dogs and recognises the special and unique bond between dogs and their owners. Frosty and Gwen’s relationship really showed in the ring and it looked as though Frosty thoroughly enjoyed himself.
“We want to wish Frosty, Gwen and Phil the best of luck in the ring on Sunday, and we hope people turn on Channel 4 to watch the action.”
For more information, visit the Crufts website. The results for Crufts 2017 can be found online at www.press.fossedata.co.uk. For free downloadable images from Crufts 2017, please click here.