Britain's Got Talent star from Wellingborough wins Crufts event
A Wellingborough woman who won a national talent show with her dancing dog has now won a prestigious Crufts event.
Ashleigh Butler, 22, won Britain’s Got Talent in 2012 with her sidekick Pudsey.
Now she and four-year-old crossbreed Sullivan have won in the small dog category after competing against five other dogs and handlers at Crufts in both jumping and agility, and then in an agility final.
Proud owner Ashleigh said: “This is his first time at Crufts and I just can’t believe it.
“I’m in a little bit of shock.
“Pudsey won the same competition last year in the same category so to come back and do it with a different dog this year is unbelievable.
“It was a very noisy crowd but for an agility dog that’s better, especially in a final when they’re cheering you on.
“It’s just incredible and I wish I could do it again.”
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club secretary, said: “Huge congratulations to Sullivan and Ashleigh for their fantastic performance at Crufts.
“They worked incredibly well as a team and should be proud of competing at such a high level in agility.
“The Singles Agility finals are a wonderful competition and even qualifying is a fantastic achievement so well done to every dog and their handler for competing.”