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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.

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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