26th Sep, 2018

World-famous Rugby dog Levi to make final Crufts appearance

Andy Morris 3rd Mar, 2018

A WORLD-famous dog from Rugby will make his swansong appearance at this year’s Crufts Dog Show.

Rugby’s renowned dog trainer and breeder Mary Ray is retiring her beloved Levi after this year’s show.

Levi has won four Working Trial Champions in his pedigree and nine Obedience Champions, three English National Champions and one Reserve English National Champion.

Famous for his stunning Heelwork To Music routines at Crufts, he will take a final bow at this year’s show with Mary and her other dogs on the Sunday night in the main ring, shortly before Best in Show is judged.

Mary is among nine members of the Rugby Dog Training Club to have qualified for this year’s Crufts.

Crufts hopefuls Pauline Fletcher with Lynx, Nicky Murrell with Kenzie, Jane Sims with Campbell, Mary Ray with Lyric and Levi, and Julia Skipp with China. 08.018.014.rug.jm5

Members will compete in the Obedience Championships, Midlands Rally Obedience Team, Kennel Club Good Citizen Gold Display Team, Breed classes and agility classes.

The Crufts Dog Show takes place from Thursday March 8 to Sunday March 11 at the Birmingham NEC.

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