Jake, a Standard Poodle from Bristol, and owner Philip Langdon, won the Utility group title at Crufts 2023 today (Sunday 12 March), qualifying them for one of just seven places in the Best in Show final this evening.
Jake (Ch Huffish Rewrite The Stars with Atastar), aged four, handled and owned by Philip Langdon will return to the Resorts World Arena at the NEC Birmingham this evening, along with six other dogs, to compete for the coveted Best in Show title at Crufts.
People around Britain and the world will be watching to see which dog is crowned Best in Show on Sunday, as the final is shown live on Channel 4 and available to be streamed on the official Crufts YouTube channel - youtube.com/crufts.
Over 19,000 dogs have competed over the last 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 Philip said: "It went really well, I am over the moon! Jake is a fabulous dog, he can be a clown at times, but today he was on form and really well behaved.
"I am blown away, I am so happy and proud of Jake!"
Vanessa McAlpine, Crufts Show Manager, said: “Many congratulations to Jake and Philip on winning the Utility group title today. Earning a spot in the Best in Show final is an incredible achievement and the pair should be extremely proud of the hard work and wonderful bond they demonstrated this evening.
“Crufts celebrates healthy, happy dogs and recognises the special and unique relationship between dogs and their owners. Philip and Jake really demonstrated a close bond in the ring today and they showed great confidence.”
Crufts took place from 9 - 12 March 2023 at the NEC, Birmingham. For more information and results from the show, visit crufts.org.uk.