Perfect pooches prove that they are top dogs at Crufts (videos)
HERE'S a "tail" with a happy ending.
Local Crufts entrants did their owners proud at the weekend.
One successful participant was Show Champion Lochfain An Aus Approach To Glenmaurangi, known as Ned when he is not competing, placed first in the Europe-wide open dog category.
Owner Andrea Phillips, of Humberston, said: "He was the top show Gordon setter last year."
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Reddins Falcon, a four-year-old Irish setter owned by Stephanie and Stephen Wood of Bradley Road, Grimsby, claimed second place in a 17-strong, mid limit category.
Stephanie said: "It was his fourth Crufts and it's always a really good experience."
Meanwhile, Eusanit Visions of Chillbrav, a Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever, owned by Carol Reader, was also short-listed in its group.
Carol said: "We've been before, it's one enjoyable day."
Lynn McKendry, of Lindsey Drive, Healing, entered Cloudside Empriss Octavia, an Afghan hound also known as Ruby, achieving second in the Yearling group despite being under the age of two.
Anne-Marie Luckhurst, of Scartho entered her St Bernard Bellfries Against All Odds, known at home as Alfie, in the Junior dog group, and came fifth. She said: "I'm definitely going back next year as my dog qualified two weeks ago."
Sharon Pinkerton, of Goxhill, entered Runar, a German wirehaired pointer, which came best in its class.
And Heartset Leading Lady Of Brysett, owned by Margo Saville, was shortlisted tenth out of 17 in the English setter category.
She said: "We've been lots of times and only missed one in the past six years."