First Obama boots Churchill out of the Oval Office and now an American dog has gone Best In Show at Crufts under an American judge, Peter Green. Not since the end of the Raj have the British suffered such a setback. Our own CH Efbe’s Hidalgo At Goodspice, the Sealyham Terrier, finished ahead of the number one dog in the UK, the Standard Poodle, CH Afterglow The Big Tease, who took Reserve.
The white Poodle, Donny, is an AKC champion and represented the UK at the 2008 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. Donny was handled by his breeder/owner Michael Gadsby. Charmin has now added the penultimate third jewel to dogdom’s triple crown, having won the 2007 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, the 2008 World Dog Show in Stockholm in July, and now the 2009 Crufts Dog Show. Congratulations to breeder Frances Bergeron, owners Margery & Richard Good & Sandra Middlebrooks, and handler Margery Good on a magnificent show career.