It’s that time of year again - the Crufts Semi Finals held at
, Warwickshire. Four of the
Top Lodge dogs qualified for the semi finals during 2012. Stoneleigh Park
For Heelwork To Music - Karen Sykes with Fly and Kath Hardman with Amber
For Freestyle - Lesley Neville with Angus and Kath Hardman with Spice.
The first class they competed in was the Heelwork To Music Semi Final and with great results.
Karen Sykes with Fly were the next team to compete and they finished in a magnificent first place with a fabulous routine to "Roxanne" from Moulin Rouge
|The finalists - those placed 1st to 10th - who will be performing at Crufts in the ARENA on 8th March 2013. Please let the Top Lodge Team know if you will be supporting them.|
After lunch was the Freestyle Semi Final.
Kath Hardman and Spice just missed out on a place in the final by finishing in 11th place, but although disappointed, they enjoyed performing their routine to The Puss Suite from the film score of Puss in Boots.
Footnote: The weather forecast was dreadful for the Friday night - with snow drifting in towards Derbyshire and the
Sadly, Angus was diagnosed with arthritis in the latter part of the year so it was Lesley's decision to withdraw him from competing at the semi final.