Special spaniels set for a Crufts star turn

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A pair of rare field spaniels are set to go to Crufts and their owner couldn’t be happier.

Gretel Dieppe is taking Celia (show name Elgert R’anna JW) and ten year old Grace (show name Show Champion Elgert Aloysisa JW ShCM) to compete alongside the cream of the doggy crop.

Grace is a veteran of the competition, and has already won Best of Breed at the event in 2012.

And Gretel, who lives in Fairford Leys, hopes that Celia will triumph in a new class which highlights vulnerable breeds.

She said: “I am delighted that Celia has also qualified for this new Kennel Club competition that we be held, this is for all vulnerable breeds.

“The top scoring dogs from 2015 are selected from each breed and they go through to the final at Crufts which will be held in the main arena.”

To find out more about Gretel’s spaniels go to www.elgert.co.uk