Alfie Dog Award – Sunday 26th April 2020

Alfie Dog Award

If you remember, in his will Alfie set up for the Alfie Dog Award to be given in his memory each year. It is for the dog who has contributed most to the breed in the UK in that year. Today would have been our Club AGM and Fun Day. Mum would have been presenting the award. Obviously, at the moment that is not possible. Therefore, instead she has written a piece for our Club newsletter. I asked if I could print it for all of you today.

In Alfie’s Honour

I wanted to do something that means people would remember Alfie for years to come. He was such an important part of establishing the breed in the UK. I have therefore set up an award in his honour. Under normal circumstances it will be awarded at the AGM in April and is for the dog who has made an outstanding contribution to the breed in the previous year.

The recipient will hold the trophy for the year with their name engraved on it.

Alfie Bangwood Winner of the Alfie Dog Award

Sian and Buddy (Alfie Bangwood)

We award the trophy for 2020 to Buddy (Alfie Bangwood). When the judge pulled Buddy out into the shortlist of the Working Group at Crufts, I don’t think many of us had dry eyes. It is an incredible achievement for the breed. He is the first Import Register dog shortlisted at Crufts in any group. Buddy was rehomed when he was young, something you would not realise by watching him. Sian Baynton has done the most amazing job of his show training. Together they have done a great deal to promote the breed.

Well done Buddy

It only remains for me to say well done to Buddy. He’s a great dog. We send him our congratulations. I’m really pleased for him.

Love

Wilma


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