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Lauren Bridges - Crufts group 4 winner

Nine year old Lauren Bridges took Group 4 in the Pastoral Group with her Samoyed at Crufts 2016. Lauren has been showing dogs for a number of years already.

Crufts 2014 was Lauren’s first championship show and she won veteran bitch with her Australian Shepherd, given to her by her mother. “At one open show she brought along a stuffed toy dog on a lead and sat by the ring with it. Afterwards she made a judge go over it, going up and down with a toy dog! - I decided to sign my Australian Shepherd over to her as they grew up together and their relationship and bond are phenomenal.”

Lauren made headlines for her true sportsmanship at Crufts with Striker the Samoyed, when she shook hands with the other finalists after being placed.

Her mum says “Her sportsmanship is marvellous. I always told her that if she’s going to show she should do it well and nicely. She now says to me that she must do her best and say well done to everyone in front of her. So that’s okay with me"

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