Monday , January 25 2021

Maisie the Dachshund wins Crufts but runner up poodle steals the show in adorable gaffe – Mirror Online, Mirror.co.uk

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The winner of (Crufts) has been crowned as Maisie the Wire-haired Dachshund who won the coveted Best In Show award after some seriously tough competition.

The lovable pooch then did a poo on the floor during her victory lap in front of the giggling crowd after a final dogged by gaffes.

Maisie wowed judges and viewers alike with an impressive score in its individual category, before winning Best In Show as judged by Anne McDonald, a famous breeder.

She won out of seven finalists, Pixie the Kerry Blue Terrier, Frankie the Miniature Poodle, Pablo the Bishon Frize, Elsie the Irish Setter, who was the oldest competitor, Drago the Bull Mastiff, and Zokni, the Old English Sheepdog.

Frankie won reserve Best In Show for the second year in a row – and appeared to have other ideas as he jumped in on the plinth as Maisie accepted her prize.

Maisie the Wire-haired Dachshund took home the grand prize

The judges giggled as Frankie’s desperate handler attempted to drag her excited pooch back down.

Neither a Bull Mastiff or an Old English Sheepdog has ever won the competition.

Over the last four days roughly , pooches have been put through their paces at the biggest dog show in the world at Birmingham’s NEC, with Channel 4 coverage presented by Clare Balding.

Frankie leapt up to join winner Maisie

As the winner, Maisie receives a replica of the solid silver Keddall Memorial Trophy (named after show manager for (years, Robert Keddall) and a cash prize of £

Earlier in the week, Romanian rescue Dog Kratu was the talk of the show in his farewell performance where he was much more interested in having a good time than scoring high – much to the delight of viewers.

At one point, adorable Kratu picked up one of the poles from the jumps and ran off with it like it was a stick in the woods.

Zokni, the Old English Sheepdog

(The Seven finalists all won) their individual breed categories

The finale was a slightly more subdued affair than in , when PETA protesters invaded the stage.

Seconds after Collooney Tartan Tease was crowned Best in Show the show descended into chaos when placard -waiving protesters entered the arena.

Security could be seen taking down the invaders before the footage was cut short and Channel 4 swiftly returned to host Clare Balding.

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Pablo the Bishon Frize

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