Proud pooches from Rugby and Long Buckby crowned at Crufts - The Rugby Observer
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10th Aug, 2022

Proud pooches from Rugby and Long Buckby crowned at Crufts

PROUD pooches from Rugby and Long Buckby were in the spotlight after winning prizes at Crufts last weekend.

Eight-year-old Border Collie Lyric won the Obedience competition at the world-famous dog show, which marked its 131st year at the Birmingham NEC.

Lyric came first in the final after competing against some of Britain’s best dogs for the coveted title.

Owner Mary Ray from Rugby said: “I am feeling thrilled because she has been runner-up three times. So, to finally win, I am over the moon.

“On the day, you never really know what is going to happen but she has been very consistent, and I was hoping that with her maturity she would do enough to win and she did.

“Lyric has been special from day one. If you had a daughter, you would want her to be like Lyric!”

Vanessa McAlpine, Crufts Show Manager, said: “Huge congratulations to Lyric and Mary for their impressive Crufts win this weekend. Their strong bond was showcased in their excellent teamwork and it was incredible to see how obedient Lyric was.

“Obedience competitors come from far and wide in the UK to showcase their skills at the show and the standard of dogs and their handlers who enter are always very impressive.”

Border Collie Pebbles was crowned the winner of the Singles Agility Intermediate prize.

Owner Natasha Wise from Long Buckby said: “It was an amazing competition with such a fast field of competitors. She did what I asked and she delivered! I think having previous experience helped.

“I’ve really missed competing here and it was good to get back into the groove.”

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