Daventry woman wins prestigious Crufts award

Karen James with her Italian Spinone Ella (credit: onEdition)
Karen James with her Italian Spinone Ella (credit: onEdition)

A Daventry woman claimed a prestigious prize at Crufts 2017 on Saturday.

It proved to be a day to remember for Karen James after her two-year-old Italian Spinone Ella put her best paw forward to claim the Best of Breed award.

After enjoying their moment in the spotlight, Karen could not be more delighted with Ella’s performance in the world’s largest dog show.

“It’s incredible and has been my dream since I was a junior handler,” said the 44-year-old engineering company administrator.

“Ella is lovely to live with, she’s a great character and is absolutely over the moon with what she’s done today. She just loves life.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed Crufts and I’m over the moon with what’s happened.”

Ella was one of 22,000 happy, healthy dogs at Birmingham’s NEC at this year’s Crufts - in its 126th edition - which attracts visitors, dogs and owners from all over the world over the course of four days.