Tease, a Whippet from Edinburgh won the Hound Group title at Crufts 2018 today (Friday 9th March), qualifying her for a place in the Best in Show final on Sunday.
Tease (whose official Kennel Club name is CH Collooney Tartan Tease-JW) aged two and a half, will return to the Genting Arena at the NEC in Birmingham for a place at the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts, with her owner, Yvette Short.
People around Britain and the world will be watching to see which dog is crowned Best in Show on Sunday as the final is shown live on Channel 4 and streamed on the official Crufts YouTube Channel.
Almost 21,000 dogs are competing over the four days for one of just seven places in the Crufts final and a chance to win the most celebrated title in the world of dogs.
Proud owner Yvette said: “I am so overwhelmed. The crowd made it all so special, they seemed to like the dog and I just hoped the judge would as well.
“Tease is a dream to live with, and I trust her 100%. It was nerve wracking in the ring, but wonderful. It’s all a bit surreal at the moment and I need time to digest it all, but I’m hoping we can do this all again on Sunday.”
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “We are delighted to see Tease chosen as the Hound Group winner today. Tease and Yvette should be very proud of reaching the prestigious Best in Show final – it’s an incredible achievement and one that not many get to experience in their lifetime.
“Crufts celebrates healthy, happy dogs and recognises the special and unique bond between dogs and their owners. Tease is such an excellent dog that clearly has a great relationship with her owner, and is at home in the show ring.
“It’s only day two of four and the final is looking very exciting. We want to wish Tease and Yvette the best of luck in the ring on Sunday – we are sure that all of Scotland will be tuning in to Channel 4 to cheer them on.”
Reserve in the group went to the Afghan Hound, Sup Ch Alaqadar Rigoletto. 3rd was the Wire Haired Dachshund, while 4th was the Irish Wolfhound.