Beating thousands of other dogs, Colin (Pol Ch Unbeaten Premiera), a Pomeranian from Warsaw, Poland has qualified for the final of Crufts after winning Best in Group for the Toy group today.
Colin, aged two, who was presented with his trophy by Dame Jenni Murray, will now compete for the prestigious title of Best in Show tomorrow night 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, Borena Borkowska-Grochala and Colin will be returning to the NEC Arena for the highly anticipated Crufts 2014 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, Borena said: “I’m very happy as this is my first time at Crufts. It has been a very nice experience; I was a little scared going into the ring but it was all fine.
“Colin is a European winner, a multi-champion and now a Crufts winner. At home he is very playful happy dog. I’m really looking forward to Best in Show.”
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “We were delighted to see Colin chosen as the Best in Group winner today, he is such a lovely dog that clearly loves being in the show ring and has a great relationship with his handler.
“Reaching the Best in Show final at Crufts is a fabulous achievement for any dog, and we wish Colin the very best for the final. Their achievement shows just how international Crufts has become.”