Sunday proved a day to remember for an Uppingham student after her four-and-a-half-year-old cockerdor Snoop put his best paw forward to claim a prize at Crufts.
One of 22,000 happy, healthy dogs at Birmingham’s NEC for the world’s largest dog show, Snoop made sure to take a starring role alongside owner Rosie Chattaway as they walked away with the Young Kennel Club’s large agility ABC title.
Presented by the Kennel Club, this year’s Crufts marked the 126th edition of the show, which attracts dogs and owners from all over the world as well as thousands of visitors over the course of the four days.
And after enjoying their own moment in the spotlight, Rosie, a pupil at Bishop Stopford School in Kettering, could not be more delighted with Snoop’s performance.
“It’s absolutely amazing and I’m so pleased with Snoop,” said the 17-year-old, who is a member of Empingham Dog Training Club.
“Snoop is amazing. He’s so loyal and will always do as I ask. He’s a really nice boy.
“Crufts has been amazing. Nerve-wracking but exciting and I’ve loved it.
“Everyone will be really pleased back home and we’ll definitely be celebrating tonight.”