Video: Louth woman and her dog scoop Crufts ‘Best of Breed’ prize

A Louth photographer and Gunner, a three-year-old Deerhound, proved every dog does have its day after walking away with a top prize at Crufts.

Gunner was one of over 25,000 dogs at Birmingham’s NEC, presented by the Kennel Club, which is celebrating 140 years of promoting healthy, happy dogs, and claimed the prestigious Best of Breed award last weekend.

20130307 Copyright onEdition 2013 �''Free for editorial use image, please credit: onEdition''Picture shows Sue Phillips from Linconshire with her Deerhound called Gunner, who won Best of Breed in the Hound group today (Thursday 07.03.13), the first day of Crufts 2013, at the Birmingham NEC.''Crufts is the world's largest dog show and was established in 1891 by Charles Cruft.  This year will see more than 22,000 healthy, happy dogs enjoying competing for the coveted 'Best in Show' title.  Crufts 2013 runs from the 7th to the 10th March 2013 at the NEC, Birmingham.''Crufts is the perfect opportunity for dog lovers to find out even more about the range of schemes, activities and events that they can get involved in, to ensure that they and their dog have a long, healthy and fulfilling relationship from puppy-hood, all the way through their lives!''For additional images, press releases, video or audio content please visit: http://www.w-w-i.com/crufts_2013/''For more information please contact the press office on

20130307 Copyright onEdition 2013 �''Free for editorial use image, please credit: onEdition''Picture shows Sue Phillips from Linconshire with her Deerhound called Gunner, who won Best of Breed in the Hound group today (Thursday 07.03.13), the first day of Crufts 2013, at the Birmingham NEC.''Crufts is the world's largest dog show and was established in 1891 by Charles Cruft. This year will see more than 22,000 healthy, happy dogs enjoying competing for the coveted 'Best in Show' title. Crufts 2013 runs from the 7th to the 10th March 2013 at the NEC, Birmingham.''Crufts is the perfect opportunity for dog lovers to find out even more about the range of schemes, activities and events that they can get involved in, to ensure that they and their dog have a long, healthy and fulfilling relationship from puppy-hood, all the way through their lives!''For additional images, press releases, video or audio content please visit: http://www.w-w-i.com/crufts_2013/''For more information please contact the press office on

Owner Sue Phillips fought off competition from a number of other dogs to scoop the coveted prize, presented by the Young Kennel Club.

And 42-year-old Sue was left beaming with pride at her and Gunner’s performance at the world-famous Crufts in the West Midlands.

“To go into this year’s Crufts after finishing reserve Best Dog last year, we didn’t think we would win,” she said.

“But Gunner has done fantastically and he has been a dream.

“We couldn’t be happier and prouder of him, this means a lot to us to win this award at somewhere so special as Crufts.”

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