Oxford Agility Star Wins British Open At Crufts

Guvnor, a seven year-old Border Collie and his owner Jenny Kimber, from Oxford has taken a top prize at Crufts today (Thursday March 10th), winning the Kennel Club British Open Agility Final for large dogs.

Guvnor and Jenny won in the large category after competing at Crufts in a hotly contested final after achieving the fewestcombined 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 large dogs from several different countries.

Guvnor and Jenny 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.

Jennysaid of her incredible achievement: "It's amazing to finally win; we've always had near successes but never claimed the prize so this is a real achievement for us."

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 competition.

"Jenny and Guvnor are an amazing team 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 www.w-w-i.com/crufts_2016/.