Skiffle And Lucy crowned Heelwork to Music winners at Crufts

West Midlands, won the Heelwork to Music Freestyle Final at the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts.

Lucy and Skiffle have won the competition for the last five years, and once again yesterday, Thursday 7th March, they beat nine other finalists to win the Heelwork to Music Freestyle Final.

Each year Crufts hosts the finals of both heelwork to music and freestyle competitions. All advanced level dogs and handlers can qualify for Crufts by entering one or more of a series of qualifying events held throughout the previous year.

The participants devised routines of up to four minutes, set to music, and performed them with their dog in the Resorts World Arena at the NEC, Birmingham. 

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 routine. It was 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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