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Connah’s Quay chiropodist’s dog receives award at Crufts

A YOUNG dog impressed judges at the country’s top dog show.

Three-year-old Frankie, a miniature smooth-haired dachshund, won a Kennel Club Challenge Certificate (Best Dog) at Crufts this year.

Owners Sue and Roger Roberts say they are thrilled with the result.

Sue, who has worked in Connah’s Quay for more than 30 years as a health visitor, practice sister and now as a chiropodist, said that Frankie, whose show name is Champion Denver Midnight Sun, now has five challenge certificates from different competitions.

She said: “It is extra special to win a certificate at Crufts. It was a long day and we were exhausted but it was worth it. When you compete at Crufts you are against the best dogs from all over the world – there were more than 20,000 entries this year.”

When Frankie isn’t competing he is at home with Sue and her other dachshunds.

“They live as part of the family and are free to play in the garden,” she said.

Sue, who has been showing dogs for 25 years, is also a championship show judge in her spare time.

“I have judged at competitions in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand. It’s my hobby and I love it.”