Top dog wins obedience award

By Connie Osborne Friday 14 March 2014 Updated: 14/03 10:47

Latest News

Buy photos » Sheepdog Ginty and trainer Philomena Barnes were the winners of the Obedience Championship at Crufts. (s)

A TOP dog from Redditch has been crowned an obedience champion at Crufts.

Ginty won the accolade after competing in the Obedience Championship at the NEC in Birmingham last Friday (March 7).

The working sheepdog and trainer Philomena Barnes competed against 21 other pooches and their handlers with tricks such as stays, sendaways, recall and heelwork.

Phil, who has competed in obedience competitions for 40 years and is one of the UK’s most successful handlers, said: “I’m absolutely overwhelmed. I can’t believe it has happened to me.”

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club secretary, said: “Top obedience competitors from all over the world come to showcase their abilities at the world’s biggest and best dog show. Congratulations to Ginty and Phil on their fantastic success.”

Share This

Popular »

1 Warning over 'fake police' scam

2 Commuters back on track with railway opening

3 Men charged with ram raid on Redditch business

4 Surprise at 'u-turn' on Asda bid

5 Miracle baby's name inspired by hospital

More news »

Volunteers help improve orchard

NEW life has been breathed into an area

Quit the habit

WORKERS from a Redditch family support service were

Wallies take over Alvehchurch school

A BUNCH of Wallies took over an Alvechurch

Car taken after break-in

A FORD Focus was stolen from the driveway

Regional news »


Bromsgrove Standard
Commuters back on track with railway opening

RAIL commuters were back on track this morning (Monday) after ...

Worcester Observer

Visit the Worcester Observer website for the latest.

Stratford Observer
Vulnerable 20-year-old missing from Henley

A VULNERABLE 20-year-old has been missing from Henley since Thusday ...

Evesham Observer
Drunk man was abusive to police

A DRUNK man swore at police because he was angered ...