A TOP dog impressed judges at the biggest canine competition of the year.
Noah, a Pyrenean Mountain dog, took part in Crufts for the third year in a row, parading around the arena with his owner Rachael Meakin.
The 43-year-old accountant, from Overton, began entering her pet into the show at NEC Birmingham in 2010, after she and her husband Paul realised that three out of five of the puppies in the same litter had qualified for Crufts. At the time they only had Noah, but later acquired his brother Moses.
Since then the couple have had huge success at the annual event, and in their first year of entering won first prize in two categories with Noah.
This year, Noah, who is now three, came second in the Limit Class and first in Good Citizen.
And Moses came fifth in the Open Class, competing against 13 other dogs.
The couple also entered their Bernese mountain dog, Forest, who is just nine months old, but he failed to gain a place, losing out to older puppies in the competition.
Mrs Meakin said: “We were pleased with the results this year because both Noah and Moses were entered in very big classes.”
Both dogs are now qualified for Crufts for life, because of their repeated success in the world’s biggest dog show.
The Meakins have just bought another Bernese mountain dog, Holly, which is just 11 weeks old.
Mrs Meakin said: “I just like fluffy dogs.”
Source: This is Hampshire