A Spalding dog lover is celebrating after his beloved four-year-old Cardigan Welsh Corgi won the best of breed trophy at Crufts for the fourth successive year.
Mr Blobby took a starring role alongside owner Peter Clifton and was one of 22,000 dogs at Birmingham’s NEC for the world’s largest canine show, also being named third best pastoral dog.
Presented by the Kennel Club, this year’s Crufts marked the 126th edition of the show, which attracts dogs and owners from all over the world as well as thousands of visitors over the course of the four days.
And after enjoying their own moment in the spotlight, Peter, of North Drove, could not be more delighted with Mr Blobby’s performance in the West Midlands.
“He just amazing. He just worships me, anything I ask of him he will do. He just puts in 100 per cent effort, he will do anything to please me.
“Crufts is the crown jewel, it’s the show to get best of breed at. It’s just a dream and to get it multiple times with the same dog is just marvelous.”
Peter was not the only representative from the area to taste success in Birmingham either, with Bobbi Shepherd being named as the Young Kennel Club’s reserve groomer of the year.
The 15-year-old University Academy Holbeach pupil was competing alongside four-year-old German Spitz Disney and admitted the experience would live long in the memory.
“It feels lovely to both win my category and come second overall, I’m very happy,” she said.
“I really wasn’t expecting to win because Disney has just lost her coat so she’s a bit bare at the moment but the fact that we overcame that has made me very happy.
“Competing in front of so many people is fine for me, I’m so used to it now having competed here for so long.
“Disney is very happy all the time, she’s always wagging her tail and is excited and just so happy.”