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Neston's rescue dogs star at Cruft's
3:49pm Monday 18th March 2013 in News
A PAIR of goldendoodle rescue dogs from Neston came out on top at this year’s prestigious Crufts competition.
Four-year-old Ozzie and his owner Georgette Kluiters took part in the annual dog show earlier this month and was selected to perform as one of just 11 dogs in the Silver Display Team at the Birmingham NEC.
Two-year-old Phoenix and owner Gareth Baylis were chosen to demonstrate the bronze award to handlers who would be taking the bronze test with their own pets.
Both dogs were from rescue centres and Georgette said it was a massive achievement for both of them.
Georgette, 26, said: “We’re really proud of what both dogs have achieved.
"They have come so far from when we first got them and it’s just great to be able to represent not only our training club at Crufts, but also the rescue organisations these dogs came from.”
Ozzie and Phoenix are members of Sutton Weavers Dog Display Team who perform at country shows during the summer, doing a mixture of obedience to music, heelwork and agility.
Gareth said: “They take it all in their stride and enjoy the interaction with members of the public.”