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Etta - owned by Exmouth’s Michele Farleigh - wins Crufts’ best of breed

15:30 13 March 2014

Worthy winners: Michele Farleigh from Exmouth with Etta, her Cirneco Dell

Worthy winners: Michele Farleigh from Exmouth with Etta, her Cirneco Dell'Etna (imp). Etta won best of breed at Crufts 2014, at the Birmingham NEC. Photo: onEdition.

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AN EXMOUTH dog owner and her two-year-old Cirneco dell’Etna bitch have triumphed at Crufts.

Etta, owned by Michele Farleigh, put her best paw forward to claim a prestigious Best of Breed award last weekend at the world’s biggest dog show.

Etta, a fine example of the small hound that originated from Sicily, fought off competition from a number of other Any Variety Imported registered dogs to scoop the coveted prize.

Her 58-year-old owner was left beaming with pride at Etta’s performance in front of crowds at the annual competition, presented by the Kennel Club.

“Last year Etta’s dad won the Best of Breed award, so to win it two years in a row is absolutely amazing,” said Michele.

“I think this year is even more special than last year because I believe the competition was stronger, so to come through is incredible. We had our work cut out with a lot of good looking foreign dogs, but we pulled it off.

“For dog showers, Crufts is our Christmas. Nothing beats the atmosphere. It’s the pinnacle of dog showing and is great fun. Winning Best of Breed is the best present you could possibly get.

“Etta is the first bitch out of my dog and we’re really pleased that she has come through for us.”

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