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Beagle breeders win top prize in Purina prize draw!

LKA Secretary Miss Sybil Churchill drawing the winning entry,
pictured with Matthew Bostock from Nestle Purina.

Ron and Maureen Caney from Cheshire, well known judges and breeders of Beagles have won the Purina Beta Pup of the Year free prize draw 2002. The competition was open to all Beta Pup of the Year contestants at championship shows throughout the year and the winner was announced at the LKA in Birmingham, December 15th 2002.

A delighted Ron and Maureen have won a luxury 5 night holiday for two in Dortmund, Germany, May 28th – 2nd June. During their stay, the Caneys will receive daily passes to the World Dog Show where they will witness the very best in international competition and on the final day they will be treated to ringside seats to soak up the atmosphere of the spectacular Best in Show.

The Caneys will enjoy the comfort of a luxurious hotel situated in the centre of Dusseldorf, welcome champagne and flowers on arrival plus dinner each night in the hotels à la carte restaurant. The prize also includes a fantastic sightseeing trip around Cologne and a romantic dinner for two in a traditional German restaurant.

Says Maureen, "We are thrilled to win the prize, it will be a great experience to go to the World Dog Show and meet new friends. Purina Beta Pup of the Year is the highlight in our showing calendar and although we did not make the final, winning the free prize draw was fantastic compensation!"

Pup of the Year and the Pup of the Year free prize draw - created to celebrate the competition’s outstanding success as the premier event for puppies - is being sponsored next year by Purina Pro Plan. Competitors are invited to pick up their exclusive POTY goody bag, including a competition entry form, from the Purina stand (which will feature both Pro Plan and Beta) at Championship shows throughout 2003.