Every dog really does have its day

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A city schoolgirl and Juice, a three-year-old Working Cocker Spaniel, proved every dog does have its day after walking away with a top prize at Crufts.

Juice was one of over 26,000 healthy, happy dogs at Birmingham’s NEC, presented by the Kennel Club, and claimed the prestigious Overall Agility Dog of the Year award last weekend.

Owner Chloe Machon, a 17-year-old Radcliffe School pupil, came out on top in a fiercely competitive field on show at the Young Kennel Club to scoop the much-coveted prize.

And Chloe, of Paddock Close, was left beaming with pride at her and Juice’s performance at the world-famous Crufts in the West Midlands.

“It is absolutely amazing to pick up this award, it was completely unexpected,” she said.

“It’s the highlight of the year so far. We did a lot of training over the winter because we really wanted it so all the hard work has paid off.

“It was probably better than Christmas, that is how good it is. I am going to be remembering this for a very long time.”