An Interview with Izzy and Dakota

Izzy and her Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dakota became an internet sensation after taking part in agility with the East Anglian Staffordshire Bull Terrier team at Crufts 2108.  As one of the youngest people taking part in Crufts in the main arena we caught up with Izzy to chat to her about Dakota and her experience at Crufts and the special bond she has with her dog.

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How old are you Izzy?

5 years old

How old is Dakota?

12 years old

What makes Dakota so special?

He’s good because he doesn’t try to eat my food like the others (Milo & Jersey).

Do you like Staffordshire Bull Terriers the most?

I like Staffordshire Bull Terriers and Milo who is a Labrador X Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

What is your favourite thing that Dakota does?

He runs around with me doing agility.

Do you love doing agility with Dakota?

Yes, my favourite bit of equipment is jumps.

Do you do anything else with him?

I do some tricks with him, like putting his toys away in a basket.

Do you help your mummy look after Dakota?

Yes I help walk Dakota with my mummy.

Do you know what you want to be when you are a grown up?

I have a couple of things in my head that I want to be…..

a My Little Pony seller (because I like My Little Pony and that’s the only My Little Pony thing I can think of).

a school teacher (because I go to school and so know how to be a school teacher).

Do you have any other dogs?

Yes we have 3 more.

Milo - a 7 year old Lab x Staff (who I have started training with as Dakota is a bit too old to carry on agility with).

Jersey - a 3 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Hatti - Jersey’s daughter (a 10 week old Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy).