Fylde coast pooches and their proud owners basked in the glory of Crufts success following big wins at the national competition.
Louis the doberman, Chilli the pointer and Al the poodle proved that every dog has his day at the show last week, bringing home an impressive haul of awards.
Chilli, who is owned by Heather Blackburn-Bennett from Poulton, won the Gundog Group title on Sunday and placed second in the Best in Show competition.
Heather said: “Chilli is a veteran – she is nearly eight-years-old and is our golden oldie. She just gets better and better with age. To get through the breed was an amazing achievement but to go on and win the Gundog Group is an absolute dream come true.”
Four-year-old Louis, who is owned by health receptionist Janette Gregson, achieved two accolades, winning the ‘limit’ class and the Good Citizen Dog award.
He also won a reserve challenge certificate.
Janette, who lives on Ridgeway Drive, Thornton, said: “I’m so proud of him. We got loads of people coming up to us and saying they were pleased to see us.
“It’s just a hobby but it’s a nice hobby and he enjoys it because he likes the attention.
“He’s got a fantastic temperament. He’s a very soft dog. He gets messy just like all the others do.”
And 14-month-old Al scooped the Best of Breed award on Saturday, and placed fourth in the Utility dog group overall.
His owner Tom Isherwood, of Moss House Lane, said: “It is really exciting. I have not had a winner at Crufts before, and to come fourth in the group is unbelievable.”