Flatcoated Retriever wins Crufts

Monday, 14th March 2011

A Flatcoated Retriever from Edinburgh will be tucking into dog food today after winning the prestigious title of Best in Show at Crufts last night (March 13th).

Jim Irvine and his dog Jet reached the final round of the show after winning the Best Gun Dog category.

Speaking about winning, Mr Irvine said: " We're delighted, absolutely delighted to win this show.

"There's been lots of good dogs here over the last four days, but he has a very happy and outgoing personality and it shows in the ring."

Nine-and-a-half-year-old Jet beat off 21,000 other dogs in the competition.

The Reserve Best in Show went to Jilly, a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen from Wallingford, Oxfordshire, who entered the final round after winning the Best Hound category.

Crufts was held in the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. This year's event marked 120th anniversary of the show.

The annual show is hosted and organised by the Kennel Club.