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Demi and rescue pup Pip are best in class

Published on 27/03/18

A student from Hethersett Academy and her rescue dog are on cloud ca-nine after winning an agility trophy at Crufts.

Demi Wright, 11, and seven-year-old Pip took first place in the Under 18s Jumping Dog Of The Year category at the prestigious show, held at the Birmingham NEC in March.

It's the second year in a row the pair have won the cup, which will be proudly displayed alongside many other trophies and rosettes at the family's home.

It was puppy love at first sight for Demi and Pip when her family rehomed him from an animal sanctuary six years ago, and she decided to train him herself as an agility dog.

Demi and Pip were soon competing at the highest levels on the agility circuit, qualifying for Crufts for the first time in 2015.

Demi said: “It was lovely to be part of this year’s Crufts, I enjoyed the day immensely. When they presented the awards for our category I had butterflies in my stomach!

“When they called my name as the winner I felt really happy and very proud of my dog.

“He got a lovely tasty bone as a reward!”