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Crufts Reserve Best in Show Winner

Charley has been a member for 12 years and, like so many other members, began training in activities at Young Kennel Club events. 

At Crufts 2016, Charley Donaldson and her Whippet, Hazel, won Best in Group in the Hound Group shortly before returning to the Genting Arena at the NEC in Birmingham to take the title of Reserve Best in Show in the final of the 125th anniversary of Crufts on Sunday 13th March.

Charley and Hazel collected her award and rosette in front of a large audience at the NEC and to millions watching live on Channel 4.

Charley has been a dog trainer with the YKC for a number of years, including helping with training weekends, before claiming one of the most sought after prizes at the show.

Almost 22,000 dogs competed over the four days for one of just seven places in the Crufts final and a chance to win the most celebrated title in the world of dogs.

"The YKC gave me the confidence to go out there with my dog and try my best. If it wasn't for them making showing so interesting, I would never have achieved what I have so I can't thank them enough!"
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