Shetland Sheepdog and owner win Agility Championship for Small Dogs at Crufts

Zaz, a Shetland Sheepdog, and owner Bernadette Bay from Fittleworth, West Sussex 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.

Bernadette and Zaz (KC name Obay Itz Got Pizazz) won in the small dog category after competing against 13 other finalists in jumping and agility. Bernadette also competed in the medium category with another Shetland Sheepdog, Zen. Bernadette and her husband have been breeding ShetlandSheepdogs, also known as Shelties, for over 20 years and many of her dogs have excelled in agility.

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 Zaz and Bernadette. 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