Beating thousands of other dogs, Bart (Ch Chayo My Prerogative), an Alaskan Malamute from Sale in Cheshire, won Best in Group for Working dogs today and qualified for the final of Crufts.
Bart, aged four, will now compete for the prestigious title of Best in Show on Sunday against just six other dogs at the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts at the NEC in Birmingham. More than 21,000 dogs are competing over the four days of the show for the chance to win the most celebrated title in the world of dogs.
Owner, Sue Ellis, and Bart will be returning to the Genting Arena - the main arena at the NEC - on the evening of Sunday March 8th for the highly anticipated Crufts 2015 final. Only seven dogs make it all the way through to the final, which will be watched by thousands in the arena and millions more worldwide as it will be televised live on Channel 4 and streamed on the official Crufts YouTube Channel - www.youtube.com/crufts.
Proud owner Sue, said: “This is unbelievable. Bart is such a friendly and wonderful dog and he is a huge part of our family. I never imagined this would happen.
“I’ve been crying tears of joy and I’m really looking forward to Sunday’s final. It’s just fantastic.”
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “Congratulations to Bart for winning Best in Group today.
“Crufts celebrates healthy, happy dogs and recognises the special and unique bond between dogs and their owners. Bart is such a lovely boy who clearly loves being in the show ring and has a great relationship with Sue.
“Sue and Bart should be very proud of reaching the Best in Show final - it’s an incredible achievement and not one many get to experience. We wish them all the best for Sunday.”
For more information visit www.crufts.org.uk or go to http://www.w-w-i.com/crufts_2015/ for free downloadable images from Crufts 2015.