Top dog Troy enjoys another star showing at Crufts

08:55 11 March 2014

Troy with Jane Wilton-Clark

Troy with Jane Wilton-Clark

Archant

Isleham dog breeder Jane Wilton-Clark hailed a “hugely successful” year for her dogs which saw her walk away with a series of awards from Crufts.

Jane’s whippet CH Shalfleet Simply A Lord, better known as Troy, was crowned best whippet and fourth best hound at this year’s show, which took place in Birmingham last week.

Troy, who is four-years-old, was beaten in the hound class by Irish wolfhound, James. The Best in Show award went to a poodle named Ricky.

It is the second year in succession that Troy scampered away with the best whippet award and he narrowly missed out on being best hound last year, losing out to the eventual winner, a petit basset.

There was also success for Troy’s daughter Martha, known as Shalfleet Sugar Frosting, who was crowned junior warrant champion. The junior warrant competition is held for for dogs aged 6-18-months.

Jane said: “It has been a hugely successful Crufts this year, I am very pleased. There were some good dogs competing this year, particularly from Europe, but Troy did very well.”

0 comments

More news stories

09:50

An overturned lorry carrying 1,000 bags of potatoes has led to both lanes of the A10 at Stretham being closed.

40 minutes ago

Four bungalows have been built in Little Downham thanks to the Downham Feoffees Charity.

15:05

Quy Mill Hotel and Spa has begun 2017 on a high after scooping a prestigious award.

Yesterday, 16:14

A £13,500 grant to Ely and Soham Association of Community Transport (ESACT) has been put on hold pending the outcome of a county council inquiry.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition E-edition

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up