William, who was among 28,000 canine competitors at Crufts, claimed the prestigious best of breed award at Birminghams NEC. Owner Michelle Longman, 37, of Abbots Ripton, showed nerves of steel along with William to finish ahead of 15 other entries to scoop the coveted prize before going on to compete for best in group. Miss Longman said: Ive been competing since 1999 with foxhounds and beagles as well but this is Williams fourth Crufts and hes won best of breed before so its very nice to be back on top. William is just a big show off, even at home he loves to perform but hes such a lovely dog and I love having him around. It is always a very long day but its Crufts, the most prestigious of the all the dog shows so you kind of expect that.