Staffordshire agility star crowned winner at Crufts

Geezer, a Shetland Sheepdog, and Nicola Garrett from Staffordshire won The Kennel Club Medium ABC (Anything But Collies) agility competition after battling it out against eight other finalists at Crufts, the world’s greatest dog show, on Friday 11 March.

The final saw eight medium dogs, other than Border Collies and Working Sheepdogs, competing to win, having all qualified from the semi-finals at The Kennel Club’s Discover Dogs in November 2021.

Proud owner Nicola said: “It is an excellent achievement. I am on top of the world and over-the-moon! It’s Geezer’s first time at Crufts and his first win. He is easy to train because he is clever and really enjoys competing. It has been a really exciting time and we've loved it here!”

Vanessa McAlpine, Crufts Show Manager, said: “Very well done to Geezer and Nicola for an amazing performance at Crufts. The two worked so well together and it was clear to see they had a strong bond. We would like to wish them the best of luck for the future.

“The ABC Agility competition is a fun competition for owners with different breeds of dog competing in agility. Well done to all who entered and took part in the final.”

For more information, please visit the Crufts website.