A TOY poodle from Swadlincote has qualified for the prestigious Kennel Club Olympia Agility Stakes finals in London.
Marc Wingate-Wynne has triumphed in the small competition with his Toy Poodle, Mister Big.
The country’s most talented agility dogs and handlers have been competing in qualifying heats at agility shows across the country in an attempt to gain a place in the finals, which take place from December 18 to 22 as part of the London International Horse Show.
Mr Wingate-Wynne said: “I am very pleased to have qualified for one of the most prestigious finals in the agility calendar. I look forward to giving it my all.”
The Kennel Club Olympia Agility Stakes will see dogs and their owners compete in five finals, in the small, medium, large, novice and ABC (Anything But Collies) categories.
There will also be two semi-finals, for the novice and large dogs categories. For medium, small and ABC dogs, ten dogs for each category have already qualified for the Olympia final.
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club secretary said: “We would like to congratulate the Swadlincote finalist and look forward to what is set to be another exciting year for the event.”