Crusts 2023: Dog owner from Bristol ‘blown away’ after walking and cycling companion Jake wins big

Well done Jake

’Over the moon’ - a poodle from Bristol picked up a trio of awards at Crufts 2023. Jake, a standard poodle, owned by Philip Langdon, won the 50th Anniversary Celebration Stakes competition final on Thursday, before picking up the Best of Breed and Utility group cups yesterday (March 12).

It got the pair a place in the Best in Shows final, which they sadly lost out to a Lagotto Romagnolo from Croatia called Orca. But that will not have stopped the celebrations at Philip’s kennels.

Jake (whose Kennel Club name is Ch Huffish Rewrite The Stars with Atastar) is four years old - and this year was his last event.

Philip said: “Jake is just like any other dog, he leads an easy lifestyle, we go for walks in the Cotswolds, he comes cycling with me - and this is just a wow moment. We have had a great year, winning three other shows in 2022 but nothing competes with going into the Main Arena at Crufts, it is scary but incredible. This is Jake’s last show, as he is going into retirement after this, so it’s just amazing.”

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