In relation to the press coverage regarding the poisoning of a dog who had attended Crufts 2015, please find the Kennel Club’s comment below.
Kennel Club statement
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club, said: “The Kennel Club’s deepest sympathies go to Jagger’s owners, who have received confirmation that Jagger tragically died from the ingestion of poisoned material, and we ask that their privacy is respected as they grieve for their beloved pet.
Miracle, a rescue dog who was to be cruelly slaughtered for meat but who is now changing the life of a local six year old boy with cerebral palsy, was announced as the winner of the Eukanuba Friends for Life 2015 competition.
Miracle and six year old son, Kyle, were voted the most deserving winners out of four shortlisted finalists by the British public.
Four momentous days of Crufts culminated in an exciting final as Knopa (Ch Mcvan’s to Russia with Love) a Scottish Terrier, was named as the 2015 Crufts Best in Show this evening.
Knopa, 5 from Russia and handler, Rebecca Cross from the United States of America, were awarded the prestigious Crufts Best in Show title in front of thousands who turned up to the Genting Arena – the main arena at the NEC - and millions more watching live on Channel 4 and online around the world.