Jilly earns chance to be Top Dog in dfs Crufts 2011 Best in Show final

Hound Group winnerSoletrader Peek A Boo, aka Jilly, a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen from Wallingford, Oxfordshire has qualified for the prestigious dfs Crufts Best in Show final, which will be held tomorrow evening at the world’s greatest dog show, after winning Best Hound today.

Over 21,000 dogs are competing over the four days of the show, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham, for one of just seven places in the final and the chance to win the most celebrated title in the world of dogs. This year is the 120th anniversary of dfs Crufts, and the winner will join a long line of champions that have taken the Best in Show title in that time.

Owners, Gavin and Sara Robertson and Jilly, aged 2, will be returning to the Main Arena at dfs Crufts tomorrow evening for the highly anticipated dfs Crufts 2011 final, which will be televised live on More4.

Gavin said: “I’m ecstatic, this is unbelievable. I have taken second in the Group twice before but not a first at Crufts. This is something I have always dreamed of. I have hardly shown her, she has done incredibly well“.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Communications Director, said: “Reaching the Best in Show at dfs Crufts is a fabulous achievement for any dog, and we wish Jilly all the very best for the final. I’m sure that all of Wallingford will be tuning in to More4 and rooting for them to win tomorrow evening.”

12th March 2011