Young Handler and dog from Northamptonshire crowned YKC stakes winners at Crufts

A dog from Northamptonshire has triumphed at Crufts by winning the Young Kennel Club (YKC) Stakes competition on Sunday 13 March.

Nancy, a six-year-old English Springer Spaniel, and her owner, 21-year-old Georgia Brown, beat other talented young handlers and their dogs to be crowned the winner of the YKC Stakes competition at the world’s greatest dog show.

YKC Stakes qualifying classes were held at championship shows across the UK in 2021, where there was strong competition.

Proud Georgia said: “I am thrilled! I really can’t believe it! I love showing and I spend hours and hours showing.”

Vanessa McAlpine, Crufts Show Manager, commented: “Huge well done to Nancy and Georgia for their fantastic win. They should be so proud of their achievements and no doubt we will be seeing more of them in the future.”

If you would like to find out more about the Young Kennel Club and how to join please contact the YKC team by emailing ykc@thekennelclub.org.uk or visit thekennelclub.org.uk/ykc