Young Agility star from Lincoln crowned winner at Crufts

YKC Agility Dog of the Year -Arrow and Summer Clark from Lincoln. Credit BeatMedia | The Kennel Club

Arrow, a four-year-old Cocker Spaniel, and Summer Clark, 22, from Lincoln, won the Young Kennel Club (YKC) Agility Dog of the Year at Crufts on Saturday 9 March. 

The competition, which was open to YKC members aged from 6-24 and their dogs, saw top young agility handlers compete for the coveted title of YKC Agility Dog of the Year, before Summer and Arrow triumphed in the Resorts World Arena at the NEC, Birmingham. 

Excited owner Summer said: “Arrow was such a nervous puppy it took ages to even get him to run so to get him here is amazing - this is the pinnacle.

“All the hard work has paid off, this was a huge goal of mine so to tick this off is fabulous.”

Helen Kerfoot, Crufts Show Manager, said: “A huge congratulations to Summer and Arrow for winning the YKC Agility Dog of the Year. The pair demonstrated incredible skill, and it’s clear they have worked very hard. We are sure to be seeing them at many future Crufts!

“We are always so impressed by the expertise demonstrated in the YKC competitions and all our competitors should be so proud of themselves.”    

If you would like to find out more about the Young Kennel Club and how to join, please contact the YKC team via email or by visiting our website.

For more information and results from the show, visit Crufts website.