Ludo proves to be a top dog at Crufts

Kirsten and Ludo at Crufts

Social worker Kirsten Webber was on cloud ca-nine, when her Dandie Dinmont terrier proved himself to be a top dog at Crufts.

Kirsten, who works for Bedford Borough Council as an ASYE Social Worker, was at the world famous competition with her beloved pet Ludo and described the experience as “fantastic”.

She said; “On Friday we were representing the breed on the Discover Dogs stand.

“Dandies are a rare and vulnerable breed, with only 89 born last year in the UK, so they attract a lot of attention! Ludo takes it all in his stride though, and just laid on the table letting people stroke up.

“He especially liked the children, one had just had ice-cream so was more than happy to give them kisses!” 

This was not Kirsten and Ludo’s first experience of Cruft’s – and Ludo has his own following as a four-legged celebrity. Kirsten runs social media pages dedicated to him, and Ludo even had some of his online followers come to see him over the weekend.

Kirsten added; “On Sunday it was our turn in the show ring, and after spending Saturday evening grooming, he was ready to go!

“Ludo strutted his stuff and was so happy to be in the ring, not phased by the 150-plus people standing around the ring watching!

“He got a third place in the good citizen class. I was super-proud of him and in my eyes, I took the best dog home anyway.”

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