Two dog owners from the Carn Brea agility club stormed to victory with their dogs last weekend at the world famous dog show Crufts.

Jeanette Hurrell and Trudy Swann took their dogs Jess and Merlin to the Birmingham NEC and won in the medium dog height category representing the Cornish club – Carn Brea agility club, with two other friends from elsewhere in the country.

The event consisted of a team relay with four people and four dogs in race against the clock to complete an agility course in the fastest time with the fewest faults.

Jeanette explained how it felt to win the final.

“It was incredibly nerve-wracking competing in front of more than 6000 people and knowing that the event was being broadcast online to the whole world, but we kept our focus and achieved what we set out to do.

“This is more than a dream come true for us and meets a lifetime ambition for us both. I would like to thank everyone who has supported us and wished us good luck.”

The win at Crufts marks a successful 12 months in agility competitions for Trudy and Jeanette whose dogs have won 26 agility classes and been placed in 58 classes between them.

Trudy added that it was an incredible achievement to even qualify for Crufts but to actually win it was too fantastic for words.

“The dogs did absolutely brilliantly - they have never run on an indoor carpet surface before, so we didn’t know how they would manage with it.

“However, they just went out there, did what they love to do and to top it all beat the competition by more than 8 seconds. We are so thrilled with the result.”