Offord dog lover secures best ever crufts with her dalmations

Jenny Alexander

Jenny Alexander - Credit: onEdition

A DOG owner was delighted after three dalmatians from the same litter scooped top awards at Crufts.

Jenny Alexander, of Offord Cluny, celebrated her most successful show to date, which included a Best of Breed award for two-year-old Mr Darcy.

The Champion Offordale Chevalier, named with Colin Firth in mind, caught the eye of judge Lady MacDonald of Sleat who awarded him a Challenge Certificate. He also finished fourth in the Utility Best in Group voting.

Mrs Alexander, 56, who was at the show in Birmingham on Friday and Saturday (March 8 and 9), said: “Darcy has got that x-factor. He loves to show. It was a fantastic day.”

Along with Mr Darcy, his sisters Delilah, an Offordale Catalina, and Champion Offordale Sapphire, Holly, won their class. Delilah also received a Challenge Certificate while Holly won a Reserve Challenge Certificate.


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On Saturday, Holly was also crowned Pets As Therapy Hi Life Show Dog of the Year, winning £200 and a trophy.

Mrs Alexander, who has five Dalmatians, added: “They are just lovely, fabulous family pets.”

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Meanwhile, Michelle Longman, of Abbots Ripton, was also celebrating after her one-year-old Hamiltonstovare, Roland, won a Best of Breed Award.

She said: “Roland is a third generation winner of best of breed so I am really pleased for him. Winning at Crufts is always nice and although you come every year it is always a special occasion.”

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