A DOG owner and her perfect pooch proved every dog does have its day after walking away with a top prize at Crufts.
Sue Breeze and Lampard, a four-year old skye terrier, fought off competition from a host of other dogs to scoop the coveted prize of ‘best of breed’.
The 55-year-old, of Linton Road, Rosliston, was left beaming with pride at Lampard’s performance in front of big crowds at the annual competition held at the NEC in Birmingham.
He said: “It’s our fifth in a row but it still feels incredible – we are over the moon. It’s Lampard’s third so we’re really pleased.
“We’re massive Chelsea fans and we’ve also got a Drogba and Chelsea at home. I think the next one will have to be Mourinho as he’s come back to us now!
“Crufts has been the same as always, it’s so busy and it’s just fantastic, we love it.
“Lampard is a lovely dog. He’s a showman, he loves every minute of being in the ring and the more cheers he gets he’s even better.”
Lampard was one of more than 21,500 dogs at the show for the world’s biggest dog show, presented by the Kennel Club.
Bathed and groomed once every five days to ensure he remains in prime condition, Lampard dines on biscuits and meat but his favourite dish is more exotic — egg fried rice.
Mrs Breeze owns nine Skye terriers and runs the Dapper Dogs Grooming Salon.
The dog is a regular at the event and has won numerous awards in the past few years.
This year’s Crufts attracted dog lovers from all walks of life, with 45 overseas countries represented throughout the four-day show.