A PUPPY trainer has tasted success at the ultimate dog show for the second time in three years.

Karen Boyce, from Froncysyllte and owner of Beastly Thoughts Professional Dog Services, joined forces with her friend's dog Brogan the Glen of Immal Terrier.

And with 2021's event cancelled, it means that Karen and Brogan have recorded back-to-back victories as 'best dog' in the breed classes.

Brogan started off by winning a very strong Veteran Class, then the Open (Champions) class and then the Kennel Club Good Citizens Class, leaving Karen delighted.

“I am amazed we came away with such a fantastic result again," she said.

"We really didn’t think we would be successful this year, let alone get the successes as we did.

“We were beaten to Best of Breed by a lovely girl Glen, and that’s the third year running we have missed out as we had Best Bitch award in 2019, and missed out on Best of Breed that year too.

"Obviously, we were a little disappointed we didn’t make it into the main arena and onto the telly.


"It was so close, but for a veteran (over several years old) dog to win Best Dog is very unusual so we are really pleased with what we won on the day.”

The Glen of Immal Terrier is an Irish Breed originally bred for otter and badger hunting and can be traced back as far as Elizabeth I.

Karen, who offers a number of puppy classes, added: “My thanks to Dr. Jane Alstead of Dudleston Heath, near Ellesmere for letting me handle her dogs once again at this really prestigious event.

“Crufts is the world’s biggest dog show with more than 16,000 dogs competing across the four days and it really is also a fun day out for everyone.

"There is just so much to see and do. All things 'dog' exist at Crufts.”

The Beastly Thoughts Professional Dog Services dog classes and services are currently available in Coedpoeth (Wrexham), Black Park (Chirk), Weston Rhyn (Oswestry) and Knockin (Oswestry).

If you’d like to find out more about Karen, visit www.beastlythoughts.co.uk or check out www.facebook.com/beastlythoughts or ring direct on 07970 488395.