Bedlington terrier wins top prize at Crufts

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A Seghill dog owner and his Bedlington Terrier have proved the old adage that every dog does has its day, after walking away with a top prize at Crufts.

Three-year-old Izzi was one of more than 21,500 dogs at the NEC in Birmingham for the world’s biggest dog show, presented by the Kennel Club, and put her best paw forward to claim the Best of Breed award at the weekend.

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Picture shows Craig Richards from Northumberland with his Bedlington Terrier, Izzi, the best of breed winner today (Friday 07.03.14), on the second day of Crufts 2014, at the Birmingham NEC.

Crufts is the world's largest dog show and was established in 1891 by Charles Cruft.  This year will see more than 21,000 healthy, happy dogs enjoying competing for the coveted 'Best in Show' title.  Crufts 2014 runs from the 6th to the 9th March 2014 at the NEC, Birmingham.

Crufts is the perfect opportunity for dog lovers to find out even more about the range of schemes, activities and events that they can get involved in, to ensure that they and their dog have a long, healthy and fulfilling relationship from puppy-hood, all the way through their lives!

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20140307 Copyright onEdition 2014 � Free for editorial use image, please credit: onEdition Picture shows Craig Richards from Northumberland with his Bedlington Terrier, Izzi, the best of breed winner today (Friday 07.03.14), on the second day of Crufts 2014, at the Birmingham NEC. Crufts is the world's largest dog show and was established in 1891 by Charles Cruft. This year will see more than 21,000 healthy, happy dogs enjoying competing for the coveted 'Best in Show' title. Crufts 2014 runs from the 6th to the 9th March 2014 at the NEC, Birmingham. Crufts is the perfect opportunity for dog lovers to find out even more about the range of schemes, activities and events that they can get involved in, to ensure that they and their dog have a long, healthy and fulfilling relationship from puppy-hood, all the way through their lives! For more information please contact the Press Office via: T: 020 7518 1008 / 1020 E: press.office@thekennelclub.org.uk For additional images, press releases, video or audio con

Craig Richardson, 66, and Izzi fought off competition from a host of other Bedlington Terrier to scoop the coveted prize.

And Mr Richardson was left beaming with pride at Izzi’s performance in front of crowds at the annual competition.

“It’s the second time for me, as I won it ten years ago and it’s great to be back in the main ring,” he said.

“It puts the breed to the forefront and it’s good for the club.

“She’s a typical Bedlington, she just lies around the house all day. She eats, sleeps and lives a life of luxury.”

This year’s Crufts attracted dog lovers from all walks of life, with 45 overseas countries represented throughout the four-day show.

 

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