The Kennel Club has introduced another incentive for people to win the Breeders’ Competition.
Breeders who get 75 points or more in the annual competition will receive a free bottle of champagne.
The competition is run in association with Our Dogs and is supported by Agira Pet Insurance. Points can be gained by getting a record book from the Kennel Club or at Championship shows.
Breeders must then enter the competition at these shows by having three or four dogs they breed entered.
Averil Cawthera-Purdy, a Pomeranian breeder, won the competition at this year’s Crufts and has become the first person to reach 75 points in this year’s event.
She said: "I am thrilled to be the first breeder to reach 75 points … and was delighted to be given a bottle of champagne to mark the occasion.
"The competition gives you another chance to show your dogs off to advantage and I would encourage other breeders to enter, as it is a fun and competitive addition to Championship Shows."
The Breeders’ Competition was launched in 2009 to give breeders the chance to showcase their skill and knowledge as a breeder.