Small/Mixi Pairs winners announced at Discover Dogs

Louise and Alan Bray, from Dartford, Kent, with their dogs Louandi Island Storm (Island) and AG CH Devongem Fire Starter at Upanovatiger (Ticita), won the Small/Mixi Pairs Final at London’s biggest dog event, Discover Dogs, run by The Kennel Club.

The Small/Mixi Pairs Challenge consists of several heats of jumping. The competition is open to small dogs (35cm or under at the withers), partnering with either a medium dog (over 35cm - 43cm or under at the withers), intermediate dog (over 43cm and measuring 50cm or under at the withers) or a large dog (over 50cm at the withers), from heats scheduled as a special combined class for dogs of all agility grades.

Handlers and dogs qualified to take part in the prestigious finals at Discover Dogs by gaining points at qualifying heats held at agility competitions throughout the year.

Delighted winners, Alan and Louise, said of their win: “We are over the moon to win the overall Small/Mixi Pairs at Discover Dogs, one of The Kennel Club’s prestigious events, having gained points throughout the year to qualify. We are thrilled with winning the final and really proud of both our dogs!

“Thank you for all of the support from the members at our training club Upanovatigers.”

Vanessa McAlpine, Events Executive at The Kennel Club said: “Congratulations to Louise, Alan, Island and Ticita for their incredible performance in the ring this weekend! The Small/Mixi Pairs Finals is always an exciting competition to watch, and they should be very proud of their great achievement.”

The results from the final were:

1st – Alan and Louise Bray with Louandi Island Storm and AG CH Devongem Fire Starter at Upanovatiger

2nd – John Clayton and Hannah Fairweather with Pacolito Take Two and Spyro-ing Out of Control

3rd – Chloe Cooper and Eleanor Purton with Aint He Sweep and Kehala Sweet Harmony

Discover Dogs, run by The Kennel Club, took place between 15 – 16 October at ExCeL London.

For further information visit the Discover Dogs website. Find out more about getting started in dog agility and results from the show.