Taffy, a three year-old Border Collie from Ashford, Kent, has taken a top agility prize at Crufts on Thursday March 9th, winning the Kennel Club Novice Cup for large dogs.
Taffy and dog walker Nicole Turner won in the large category after competing in an exciting agility final at the world’s greatest dog show. The top ten large, eight medium and eight small dogs from the Novice Cup competition (grades 3, 4 or 5) held at the Kennel Club International Agility Festival last August took part in the finals on Thursday at Crufts.
Proud owner Nicole, who has never competed at Crufts before, said: “It feels amazing to have won. Taffy is a rescue dog so to get anywhere really is quite amazing.
“He’s a good boy and really well behaved – if I ask him to do something he does it. The arena floor was really good fun and had a great atmosphere.”
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: “Congratulations to Taffy and Nicole for an excellent performance at Crufts. The Novice Cup is a wonderful competition and the pair wowed the crowd with their fantastic team work. We wish them all the best for the future.”