Southampton Agility Star Crowned Winner At Crufts

Loki, a Hungarian Vizsla and owner Tracy Hunt from Shirley, Southampton won the Kennel Club Large Novice ABC (Anything But Collies) Agility competition after battling it out against nine other finalists at Crufts, the world's greatest dog show, on Friday 11th March.

The competition returned to Crufts for the fourth time this year and the final saw large dogs in Grades 1-5 of agility, other than Border Collies and Working Sheepdogs, competing to win. All of the finalists competing had qualified at the semi-finals at Eukanuba Discover Dogs in October 2015.

Proud owner Tracey said: "It feels fantastic to win, I'm really happy. We decided to take it slow and steady and hoped that we'd get two clear rounds, which we managed to do so that worked well. It's always fun being here and this year is no different."

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: "The ABC Agility competition is a wonderful event, and it's so fantastic seeing all the different breeds of dog competing in agility. It is such a great sport, for both the dog and the owner.

"Loki and Tracy's performance at Crufts was brilliant and they worked very well as a team, which is crucial when competing in agility at Crufts. We would like to congratulate them on their achievement."

Crufts takes place from 10th - 13th March 2016 at the NEC, Birmingham. For more information, please visit www.crufts.org.uk.

The results for Crufts 2016 can be found online at www.press.fossedata.co.uk.  For free downloadable images from Crufts 2016, please go to www.w-w-i.com/crufts_2016/.


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