Double triumph for Warwickshire dog and owner at Crufts

Skiffle, an eight year-old Border Collie, and his owner Lucy Creek from Stratford-on-Avon, West Midlands won the Heelwork to Music Freestyle Final on Thursday 7 March and the Heelwork to Music final on Friday 8 March at the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts.

Lucy and Skiffle have won the freestyle competition for the last five years, and yesterday beat the nine other finalists in the 2019 contest.  Yet another win means that Skiffle is the most successful freestyle dog at Crufts. The pair then came back today and won the Heelwork to Music final, which they also won last year. 

Delighted owner Lucy said: “'I love hearing that roar of the crowd! Crufts is a chance to see all your friends in the doggy crowd.

“It's great to be able to see how all the dogs are getting on and being able to meet up with everyone is absolutely fantastic!”

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, commented: “Congratulations to Lucy and Skiffle for their impressive routines. They were both of the highest standard and demonstrated the patience, skill and dedication needed from both the dog and the handler.

“Heelwork to music is a challenging activity that demands a lot of time and talent to perfect. Skiffle and Lucy are a great example and inspiration for any dog owners out there who are interested in taking part in this fun and rewarding activity.”

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