Border Collie and owner win Agility Championship for Large Dogs at Crufts

Ruby, a Border Collie and owner Anthony Clarke from Lechlade, Gloucestershire have won one of the country’s most prestigious agility competitions after triumphing in the Kennel Club Agility Championships at Crufts, the world’s greatest dog show.

Anthony and Ruby (KC name Blazing Red of Rujaff) won in the large dog category after competing against 14 other finalists in jumping and agility.

Anthony has competed at the top level in British agility for many years, winning the Junior World Championships and competing at Crufts and the Kennel Club Olympia Agility Stakes, as well as coming third in the team event at the European Open in Germany in 2008.

Large, medium and small dogs and their handlers which had won an Agility Certificate at a Championship Show in 2012 took part in the Kennel Club Agility Championships.
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “The Agility Championships are the most prestigious of all the agility competitions at Crufts.

“The championships this year were of a very high standard and it was a hotly contested final. We would like to congratulate Ruby and Anthony. She is such a lovely dog that clearly loves competing and has a great relationship with her handler.”

Crufts took place from 7 - 10 March 2013 at the NEC, Birmingham. For more information visit

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15th March 2013