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Sam and Finn out to be top dogs
11:00am Friday 8th March 2013 in News
A WOMAN and her dog are determined to reclaim their Crufts crown this weekend.
Sam Levy and seven-year-old Weimaraner, Finn, were top dogs in the Best of Breed award at last year’s event.
Finn was one of more than 25,000 dogs at the NEC in Birmingham at the world’s most prestigious dog show.
“We’re determined to hold onto it this year,” said Sam, 23, of Maldon Road, Tiptree.
“For us, it’s the biggest event of the year, the best of the best.
“Finn is definitely good enough for it, he has a good character, he’s very stubborn but he’s a showman and being in the ring and he’s a lovely dog outside as well.”
Sam, a part-time nanny and dog groomer who went to school at the Plume, in Maldon, began showing when she was seven and started training Finn when he was just six months old.
Along with her mum, Sharon Levy, Sam owns nine dogs in all, including English Pointers Lily and Juicy, who she is also showing over the weekend.
“Mum does all the hard work and I seem to get the glory, but I couldn’t do it without her,” she added.