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Seven Seas Vetzyme Pick of the Litter Awards

The 2003 Vetzyme Our Dogs Pick of the Litter awards, celebrating their fifteenth year, were hosted by Seven seas Pet and Animal Health Care at the Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth.

Television personality and former Blue Peter presenter, Peter Purves, presented the top ten awards and group winners’ awards and entertained everybody by recounting tales from his many years of presenting at Crufts.

This year’s winner was Carol and Gordon Fosters’ Briard Fostebrie Fabulous Dream from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

Fostebrie Fabulous Dream, also known as Nico had a hugely successful result also winning the Pastoral section, delighting owners Carol and Gordon.

"We are absolutely delighted with Nico’s achievements," said Carol "he’s done really well and we’re incredibly proud of him. What a start to his showing career!".

Second place was awarded to Ian Hardman’s Border Terrier, Bonosue Ozymandious or Ozzy who also had a great show having won the Terrier section.

Owner Ian was thrilled with the result. "Ozzy has taken to showing like a duck to water. He is very outgoing and probably the best male dog I have ever bred. I am over the moon to be placed so high in such a prestigious competition".

In third place was another Border Terrier, Badgerholme Ripon Garnet also known as Albert, belonging to Mr and Mrs Dickinson who were overjoyed with his result.

"Both ourselves and Albert have worked really hard to get this far and we are elated to see it all pay off. Well done Albert!".

The competition is supported by Hull firm, Seven Seas Pet and Animal Health Care and is run throughout the year with points gained at dog shows all over the country being accumulated to find The Vetzyme Pup of the Year.

Peter Purves said: "I am delighted to be presenting the awards again this year. The Vetzyme Pick of the Litter competition goes from strength to strength and is a great deal of fun for all involved".

Lisa Carlin of seven Seas Pet and Animal Health Care said: "People travel thousands of miles all over the country for the competition and it is their dedication and consistency that makes it such a success. Everyone puts in a lot of time and effort and all those who have taken part are winners".