Border Collie from Kent becomes Crufts Obedience Champion

Fia, a five–year-old Border Collie and her owner Jodi Lunn from Tonbridge in Kent, took home one of the top obedience prizes at Crufts on Saturday 7th March after winning the Obedience Championship (Bitch) final. The judge was Miss Michelle Newman.

Fia (Ob Ch Longwaves Luminescent) came first in the final held at the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts, after competing against some of Britain’s best dogs for the coveted title.

All competitors at the championships had made it through to the final from one of the 46 championship shows that hosted qualifying classes for the Crufts Obedience Championships. The Reserve Obedience Certificate (Bitches) was awarded to a Working Sheepdog Ob Ch Sarkam Sings The Blues with her owner Mary Ray.

Vanessa McAlpine, Crufts Show Manager, said: “Huge congratulations to Fia and Jodi for their impressive Crufts win. Their strong bond was highlighted in their excellent teamwork and it was great to see how obedient Fia was.

“Obedience competitors come from far and wide in the UK to showcase their skills at the show and the standard of dogs and their handlers who enter are always very impressive.”