A dog owner is celebrating back-to-back wins at Crufts after sweeping away the competition to be named best in breed.

Airedale terrier Herbie, who is still only two, took home the award at the weekend having won the same title last year.

Owner Julie Brown said she is delighted to have won twice in a row.

Julie, 56, from Selsey, said: “Herbie showed really nicely today and the fact he was best of breed here last year is lovely, we’re really thrilled.

“It feels amazing, we didn’t expect it at all – the Airedale terrier breed itself is quite small so most people know each other so it’s a nice community.


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“Crufts is the show that everybody knows about. As soon as you tell someone you’re going to Crufts it’s the recognition of the scale of what you’ve done.

“It’s a huge event and it’s been very good today. We’ve always shown the Airedale breed and we wouldn’t want to show any other dog.”

Crufts, held in Birmingham, celebrates pedigree dog with more than 18,000 taking part in the four-day event.

It is run by the Kennel Club and is aired on Channel 4.