Rene is the top dog with win at Crufts

20130308 Copyright onEdition 2013 �''Free for editorial use image, please credit: onEdition''Picture shows Mea Jarvis from Sheffield with her Lowchen (Little Lion Dog) called Rene, who won Best of Breed in the Toy group today (Friday 08.03.13), the second day of Crufts 2013, at the Birmingham NEC.''Crufts is the world's largest dog show and was established in 1891 by Charles Cruft.  This year will see more than 22,000 healthy, happy dogs enjoying competing for the coveted 'Best in Show' title.  Crufts 2013 runs from the 7th to the 10th March 2013 at the NEC, Birmingham.''Crufts is the perfect opportunity for dog lovers to find out even more about the range of schemes, activities and events that they can get involved in, to ensure that they and their dog have a long, healthy and fulfilling relationship from puppy-hood, all the way through their lives!''For additional images, press releases, video or audio content please visit: http://www.w-w-i.com/crufts_2013/''For more information please contact the press off
20130308 Copyright onEdition 2013 �''Free for editorial use image, please credit: onEdition''Picture shows Mea Jarvis from Sheffield with her Lowchen (Little Lion Dog) called Rene, who won Best of Breed in the Toy group today (Friday 08.03.13), the second day of Crufts 2013, at the Birmingham NEC.''Crufts is the world's largest dog show and was established in 1891 by Charles Cruft. This year will see more than 22,000 healthy, happy dogs enjoying competing for the coveted 'Best in Show' title. Crufts 2013 runs from the 7th to the 10th March 2013 at the NEC, Birmingham.''Crufts is the perfect opportunity for dog lovers to find out even more about the range of schemes, activities and events that they can get involved in, to ensure that they and their dog have a long, healthy and fulfilling relationship from puppy-hood, all the way through their lives!''For additional images, press releases, video or audio content please visit: http://www.w-w-i.com/crufts_2013/''For more information please contact the press off
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SCHOOLGIRL Mea Jarvis proved every dog has its day - when her pedigree pooch Rene trotted away with a top prize at Crufts.

Rene, a three-year-old Löwchen or ‘Little Lion’ dog claimed the prestigious Best of Breed award at the NEC in Birmingham.

And 14-year-old Mea, who attends Ecclesfield Comprehensive School, was left beaming with pride at her and Rene’s performance at the world-famous Kennel Club event.

“I am elated to win, it was a big surprise,” she said.

“I love dogs and there have been so many here to see, it’s been great.

“My grandfather is a trainer for a kennel club so I go there quite a lot. I have been to Crufts before, but I have never won or picked up best in breed.

“It’s my first time here in this category so it’s exciting.

“I had to get special permission from school to be able to come down here and I’m glad I did!

“Crufts is really exciting and I like seeing all the dogs and the different things going on.”

Little Lion dogs were once the rarest breed in the world, and still have fewer than a few hundred new registrations each year worldwide.

The breed can be traced back to 1442 and is found in many old paintings, drawings and literature dating back to the 16th century.

Modern sources of the breed are from Belgium, France and Germany in the late 19th century.

The dog’s long, wavy coat is presented in a lion cut - which means the back legs and haunches are shaved to give a lion-like appearance.

Rene was one of more than 25,000 dogs on show at Crufts.

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