Crufts 2024: Lancashire dogs Banksy and Boomer take home awards

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Both dogs wowed the judges.

A Poulton-le-Fylde dog owner has claimed a coveted Best of Breed crown at Crufts.

Jan Clark and Banksy, an Italian Spinone, wowed the judges at the NEC Birmingham to hold off stiff competition and qualify for the Best in Group showpiece on the famous green carpet.

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They were unable to go all the way and book their place in Sunday night’s Best in Show finale but still enjoyed a day to remember at the world’s biggest dog show.

Banksy and Boomer.Banksy and Boomer.
Banksy and Boomer. | The Kennel Club/Beat Media

Another local winner was Jason Lynn from Blackpool with Boomer, a standard Poodle. Crufts, run by The Kennel Club, is a unique celebration of happy, healthy dogs and of the loving relationship that they enjoy with their owners.

Join our new WhatsApp Community to get the latest news and top stories from across Lancashire directly to your phone. Sign up for our free newsletters now The world’s greatest celebration of dogs welcomed more than 20,000 four-legged-friends into the NEC Birmingham from 7-10 March, with viewers able to follow all the action and highlights on Channel 4.

An Australian Shepherd named Viking was crowned Best in Show.

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