Puppy potty Penryn pupil to compete at Crufts
A puppy-potty pupil from Penryn College will make his way to Birmingham this week to take part in the prestigious Crufts international dog show.
Kian Pellow will compete on the final day, Sunday, in the Young Kennel Club handling finals and members’ stake finals.
The 12-year-old from Herniss has also qualified two of his Boxers – Rocket and Patricia – for showing in the breed ring.
His proud mum, Yolanda Tonkin, will be supporting him from the ring side. She said: “I am extremely proud of what Kian has achieved and this is the kind of reward that he deserves for all his hard work and efforts.
“Kian is a very popular young lad around the ring side and is often seen chatting to other exhibitors, always encouraging to others and always willing to help wherever he can.”
Kian saw success at last year’s Crufts when he was awarded the Young Kennel Club Shaun McAlpine Outstanding Young Person Award and was also voted top junior handler at a Boxer breed award ceremony recently.
He will be partnering Rocket in the Members Stakes Finals, which he qualified for through the Birmingham National Championship Dog Show and Belfast Championship Dog Show.
Ross Hancock, from Penryn College, described Kian’s entry as an “excellent achievement,” adding: “We wish him the best of luck!”