Lhasa Apso named Best in Show at Crufts

Monday, 12th March 2012

A Lhasa Apso named Elizabeth would have been spoiled rotten with dog food treats and toys last night after winning Best in Show at Crufts.

Elizabeth, the seven-year-old dog fought off competition from 21,000 other  entrants to win the prestigious title at the competition finale, which took place on Sunday night (March 11th).

Margaret Anderson, Elizabeth’s Breeder, said: "She's a very easy going dog, she's very laid back.

"She loves showing, she's always loved her show career, the bigger the applause the more she loves it. So she's been a very easy dog to show - she just adores it."

Ms Anderson, from Coventry, added that Elizabeth may now retire from the spotlight as it "seems silly" to take her out again.

The runner-up in the Best in Show category was a three-year-old Newfoundland named Brutus.

Other dogs in the final included a Pomeranian named Dreamer, an Irish Water Spaniel called Merlin, Jimmy an Old English Sheepdog, Norwich Terrier Paris and Luke, a Borzoi.