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Obedience rewarded at Crufts with the Rebecca Pointer Memorial Award

ON FRIDAY 6th March at Crufts, the Kennel Club will be presenting Young Kennel Club members who have been placed first through sixth on the Rebecca Pointer Memorial Award 2008.

Daniel Thompson and Mills on WheelsThe Rebecca Pointer competition runs annually for Young Kennel Club (YKC) members aged 8-18 years. The trophy is presented each year at Crufts to the YKC member who has achieved the most with their dog in the wonderful world of obedience. The presentation provides the winners with a big chance to receive the recognition that both the members and dogs deserve for working so hard at obedience shows all year. Points are given for wins and places to sixth at YKC events and classes, Companion, Limited, Open and Championship shows. This is an amazing achievement and the award can only be won once by a YKC member.

The YKC management team would like to announce and congratulate the overall winner for 2008, Daniel Thompson and his Working Sheepdog, Mills on Wheels. Daniel, who is aged seventeen, and his three-year-old bitch, Millie, qualified for Crufts 2008 in YKC obedience and they are both delighted to have won the award.

The presentation of the trophy by Barbara Pointer to Daniel will take place at Crufts 2009 by Barbara Pointer in the YKC ring at the NEC, Birmingham on Friday 6th March at 3.05pm.
Daniel said: ‘I have been training Millie since she was a small puppy and have enjoyed every moment of our training. She is my first dog to work in Obedience and I am pleased that we have both done so well. I train at Collar and Lead Club in Farnborough with Barbara Delany and I also train with Carole Burgess and Enid Diplock.’

All of the members who have been placed, as listed below, will also get their moment in the ring with their dogs.

1st Daniel Thompson with Mills on Wheels - Working Sheepdog. 2nd Alexandra Duesbury with Dodgin Amber Gambler - Working Sheepdog. 3rd Jodie Lunn with Gypton Just Hadta Havya - Working Sheepdog. 4th Christina Hoare with Romeno Little Wing - Working Sheepdog. 5th Chloe Connell with Chlosarian Drive U to Drink - Crossbreed.

If you would like to find out more about the Young Kennel Club and how to join, or if you are a Young Kennel Club member and interested in this competition for next year, please contact the Young Kennel Club team on 020 7518 1030, visit the YKC stand at Crufts or visit
Crufts, a celebration of happy, healthy dogs, is taking place from the 5th until the 8th March 2009, at the NEC Birmingham. For further information please visit

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