Puck has his day at Crufts

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A Gedney Hill dog had its day when it walked away with a top prize at Crufts.

Nicola Smith (41) and her Greenland fought off competition from a host of other dogs to scoop the the Best of Breed award at the weekend.

Puck was one of more than 21,500 entries at the NEC in Birmingham for the world’s biggest dog show, presented by the Kennel Club.

Miss Smith said: “It’s fantastic – it’s our eighth Best of Breed but that does not make it any less special whatsoever.

“We make sure that they have the best conditions. We feed them very well, with this breed it’s very important they stay fit, they are a very extroverted breed.

“It’s amazing to get Best of Breed at Crufts again.

“This is easily the best show of the year and the one you target as the pizzazz and the drama always make it exciting.”

This year’s Crufts attracted dog lovers from all walks of life, with 45 overseas countries represented throughout the four-day show.

Puck was not the only successful sorry as two other Spalding pooches put their best paws forward to pick up a Best of Breed certificate.

Peter Clifton and Cardigan Welsh Corgi Mr Blobby also ran out winners, as did Gill Pollard with Pyrenean Mountain Dog, Zak.

Mrs Pollard (55), said: “Competing at Crufts is absolutely amazing and to win with Zak is that extra bit special.

“It means everything to win Best of Breed with Zak.”