Wrexham pooch is a howling success at Crufts

Published date: 11 March 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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EVERY dog has its day – that’s what they say anyway.

And one prize Wrexham pooch proved that theory right at the world’s premiere dog show this weekend.

Adil, a six-year-old Turkish Kangal dog, walked away with a top prize at the renowned Crufts Dog Show.

He was one of more than 21,500 dogs at the NEC in Birmingham for what is the world’s biggest dog show and he put his best paw forward to claim a prestigious Best of Breed award at the weekend.

Handler Shell Broadhead and Adil fought off competition from a number of other Turkish Kangals to scoop the coveted prize.

And 49-year Mrs Broadhead, who is no stranger to Crufts success, was left beaming with pride at Adil’s performance in front of large crowds at the annual contest.

“It’s great to win Best of Breed for a third time,” she said.

“Nothing will ever beat the feeling of winning your first Best of Breed, but it is still very special.

“It’s such a great experience competing at Crufts. It is easily the show of the year, so to continually do well is really pleasing.

“Adil is extremely special. He’s probably one of the best dogs I’ve ever had. We love Adil to bits.”

This year’s Crufts attracted dog lovers from all walks of life, with 45 overseas countries represented throughout the four-day show which culminated in the prestgious Best in Show competition on Sunday night.

Standard poodle Ricky and his perfectly coiffured hairdo took home the overall title after being crowned top dog by judge Jack Bispham.

The two-year-old from Preston, whose pedigree name is a Afterglow Maverick Sabre, defeated stiff competition from runner-up Dan the Man, a samoyed from Cambridgeshire.

Also in the running for Best in Show at Crufts were Brandon,  a rottweiler, King, a wire-haired fox terrier, James, an Irish wolfhound, Colin the pomeranian and Pearl the American cocker spaniel.

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