Jaffa joy

ENTRANTS from Huntingdonshire triumphed at Crufts at the weekend. Jaffa, a two-year-old Basset Fauvre de Bretagne from Huntingdon, a rare breed of French hound, won a junior postgraduate class. Owner Jaqui Richmond, 54, a medical secretary at Papworth Hos

ENTRANTS from Huntingdonshire triumphed at Crufts at the weekend.

Jaffa, a two-year-old Basset Fauvre de Bretagne from Huntingdon, a rare breed of French hound, won a junior postgraduate class.

Owner Jaqui Richmond, 54, a medical secretary at Papworth Hospital, who was accompanied by her husband Steve, said: "I'm absolutely thrilled. It was our second time at Crufts but the first time we had won anything. The dogs are judged on their appearance but they also have to work to a template, they are judged on their colours and they have to stand properly in the ring and they are examined."

n All six dogs taken to Crufts by Michelle Longman from Hilton won rosettes - in fact the six dogs won 10 rosettes between them.


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The dogs included a mother, her daughter, two sons and a grandson.

The Millener's Mistress - known as Hattie - and her daughter, What Katie Did Next, both Hamiltons, won best veteran bitch and best of breed. Hattie's grandson, Kilcavan Sir Lancelot won best dog. Hattie's son, Kilcavan The Mad Hatter, won reserve best dog and best veteran dog. And Hattie's other son, Kilcavan Just William got a second in open dog.

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The other winner was Michelle's foxhound Harambee called Mascot at Kilcavan who also won in open dog.

Michelle said: "It was a long day, we got there at 7.30am and we didn't get home until 10, but it was a good day.

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