Border Collie from Hungary wins place in Crufts Best in Show Final

Lenor, a Border Collie from Hungary won the Pastoral Group title at Crufts 2022 today (Thursday 10 March), qualifying her for a place in the Best in Show final to be shown live on Channel 4 this evening.  

Lenor (Etched in the Sand by the Lake) aged one, owned and bred by Tímea Sólyom, will return to the Resorts World Arena at the NEC in Birmingham for a place at the final at the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts. 

People around Britain and the world will be watching to see which dog is crowned Best in Show, as the final is shown live on Channel 4 and available to be streamed on the official Crufts YouTube Channel.

Over 16,000 dogs will compete over the next 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 Tímea, said: “I still can’t believe this has happened. I am very proud of her, this is the first time that she has shown in the UK and she is still young but this result is incredible. It was a long journey over but it was worth it. She did a great job today. I can’t describe the feeling and there were so many lovely dogs in the group – I was so happy that she got the first place."

Vanessa McAlpine, Crufts Show Manager, said: “We are overjoyed to see Lenor chosen as the Pastrol Group winner today, with her owner Tímea. Reaching the renowned Best in Show final is an achievement to be treasured and they should both be extremely proud of their hard work.

“Crufts celebrates healthy, happy dogs and recognises the special and unique bond between dogs and their owners. The confidence demonstrated by Lenor and Tímea and their connection with each other was clearly evident to the judge. We wish them the best of luck in the Best in Show final on Sunday.”  

For more information, visit the Crufts website.