A SELF-EMPLOYED dog groomer from Bromsgrove made sure it was a double celebration at this year’s Crufts after she and her canine companion strolled away with a top prize on the 125th anniversary of the world’s largest dog show.
Jayne Perks, 20, and three-year-old Rottweiler, Leo, fought off competition from a host of other dogs to scoop the coveted Best of Breed award.
Leo was one of nearly 22,000 healthy, happy dogs at Birmingham’s NEC last week for the prestigious dog show, which first took place in 1891 where it featured just 2,437 entries.
And after seeing her beloved pet pooch put his best paw forward at Crufts 2016, presented by the Kennel Club, Jayne was left beaming with pride at her and Leo’s performance in the West Midlands.
She said: “It has been a really good experience – we are so pleased to have been named best of breed as it’s a difficult competition so this is a massive achievement for us.
“We have loved our time at Crufts, Leo and I have had a really good time and enjoyed our time over the weekend.
“It is very hard to win best of breed so we should be really proud, I’m delighted and Leo enjoyed being under the spotlight in the arena, meeting the other dogs and showing off.”