Jack Russell Terrier from Japan wins place in Crufts Best in Show Final

Zen, and his owner Hiroshi Tsuyuki, won the Terrier Group title at Crufts 2024. Credit BeatMedia | The Kennel Club

Zen, a Jack Russell Terrier from Japan, and his owner Hiroshi Tsuyuki, won the Terrier Group title at Crufts 2024 today (Sunday 10 March), qualifying them for one of just seven places in the Best in Show final later this evening.

Zen (Original Master’s Voice Lovesong Monamour), aged nine, co-owned by Hiroshi Tsuyuki and Kao Miichi, 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, 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 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 Hiroshi said: “I feel over the moon. It’s brilliant, I was just thinking of doing my handling and doing my best.”

Kao added: “Our journey was 38 hours to get here, we will be in a dream going into Best in Show.”

Helen Kerfoot, Crufts Show Manager, said: “Many congratulations to Zen and Hiroshi on winning the Terrier group title today. Earning a spot in the Best in Show final at Crufts is an extraordinary achievement.

“Crufts celebrates happy, healthy dogs, and the special relationship between dogs and their owners. Hiroshi and Zen really demonstrated a close bond today, and they showed great confidence.”  

Crufts took place from 7 - 10 March 2024 at the NEC, Birmingham. For more information and results from the show, visit crufts.org.uk.