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Talented Young Dog Lovers Win Place At World’s Greatest Dog Show, Crufts


Young dog lovers aged from just 6 to 24 years of age have spent the weekend competing with their dogs in Young Kennel Club (YKC) Agility and Grooming Crufts qualifiers at London’s biggest dog event, Eukanuba Discover Dogs at ExCeL London.

YKC members impressed the crowds, demonstrating their skills, and those of their dogs, whilst competing for a place in the finals, which will take place at Crufts 2017 at the NEC Birmingham.

The successful qualifiers for YKC Agility Dog of the Year were:

The successful qualifiers for YKC Grooming competitions were:

More than 40 YKC members took part in the competitions over the weekend, demonstrating a high standard of skills in both agility and grooming. The qualifiers will now go on to the finals held at the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts in March 2017.

Young Kennel Club Chairman, Gerald King said: “Congratulations to all finalists who qualified for Crufts in their respective competitions. It’s an incredible achievement and it’s clear to see how hard they all worked. Competing in front of such a big crowd at Eukanuba Discover Dogs must have been incredibly daunting, which must have added to the pressure they faced.

“Well done to all our members who entered, it was a tough competition and everyone performed really well. We are very excited for the finals at Crufts next March and we wish all finalists the best of luck.”

Eukanuba Discover Dogs took place at ExCeL London on October 22nd and 23rd October.

The Young Kennel Club is open to all young people aged from 6 to 24 years. To find out more about the Young Kennel Club, or how to become a member visit the YKC website.