Win at show for Daventry district woman and her dog

Agility Championship (Medium) Winner Natasha Wise and Dizzy. Photo by onEdition
Agility Championship (Medium) Winner Natasha Wise and Dizzy. Photo by onEdition

A woman from Long buckby and her dog are celebrating after winning one of the competitions at Crufts.

Natasha Wise from Long Buckby and her Border Collie, Dizzy, won one of the country’s most prestigious agility competitions after triumphing in the Kennel Club Agility Championships at Crufts.

Three-time agility world champions Dizzy and Natasha, won in the medium category for after competing against other dogs and handlers in both jumping and agility.

Large, medium and small dogs and their handlers who had won an Agility Certificate at a championship show in 2015 took part in the Kennel Club Agility Championships to compete for the title of Agility Champion within their height category.

Proud Natasha said on the day: “I’m over the moon to win – it always amazes me how well Dizzy does.

“I really felt the emotion in the crowd too – it was really full and everyone being knowledgeable really helps.”

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club secretary, said: “The Agility Championships is the most prestigious of all the agility competitions at Crufts.

“The championships this year were of a very high standard and it was a hotly contested final.

“Dizzy and Natasha’s performance at Crufts was brilliant and they worked very well as a team, which is crucial when competing at such a high level in agility.

“We would like to congratulate them on their achievement.”

Crufts took place from March 10 to 13 at the NEC in Birmingham.

Coverage of the show, including Dizzy and Natasha’s agility final, can be found online on 4OD as well as on the Crufts YouTube channel www.youtube.com/Crufts.