A Croydon retiree and Jumble, a four-year-old Affenpinscher, proved every dog does have its day after walking away with a top prize at Crufts.
Jumble was one of over 25,000 dogs at Birmingham’s NEC, presented by the Kennel Club, which is celebrating 140 years of promoting healthy, happy dogs, and claimed the prestigious Best of Breed award last weekend.
Owner Garth Smith, 67, fought off competition from a number of other dogs to scoop the coveted prize.
And Mr Smith, of Shaxton Crescent, was left beaming with pride at his and Jumble’s performance at the world-famous Crufts in the West Midlands.
“This is only my second Crufts, but my late wife was coming since 1987 so I wanted to keep the tradition going,” he said.
“It is brilliant to win Best of Breed, it is totally different to any other show in the world.
“We didn’t come expecting to win but I am really, really pleased with Jumble, we have done really well.”