We’ll be ‘doggy dancing’ at Crufts!

Katie and Rory (left) and Jamie and Sasha are heading to Crufts.
Katie and Rory (left) and Jamie and Sasha are heading to Crufts.

A young Kinglassie man and his dog are heading to Birmingham this week to take part in a world class competition.

Jamie Dryburgh and his German Shepherd, Sasha, will be competing at the world’s largest dog show, Crufts this week.

The pair, who regularly attend Help Fife Animals dog training classes, are just one of the human and canine teams from the Kingdom heading south for the competition.

They will be joined by fellow HFA dog training class participants, Katie Gill (17), from Cupar, and her labrador Rory.

Both Jamie (22), and Katie are members of the Young Kennel Club and can compete as juniors until they are 24.

The annual competition takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from tomorrow (Thursday) until Sunday.

HFA members are so proud of them. We hope they do well and have a great time at Crufts 2015.

Anne McLean

The young dog owners will be competing in the Young Kennel Club heelwork to music finals, often referred to as ‘doggy dancing’.

They have two routines each with Jamie and Sasha doing a freestyle routine to the music ‘She Wolf’, and a heelwork routine to ‘Stayin’ Alive’.

While Katie and Rory will do the freestyle routine to ‘Surfing USA’ and heelwork to ‘500 Miles’.

Jamie and Sasha have been attending the training for three years and doing the doggy dancing for a year.

Katie and Rory have been going along for four years and have been doing the doggy dancing for over two years.

Anne McLean, from HFA, said: “Both are excited about qualifying for Crufts, but both are also nervous about performing in such a big ring, with vast numbers of spectators. The NEC Birmingham is huge, busy and noisy, so we have to consider how Rory and Sasha will cope with it all.

“I am sure they will all do well, they have certainly been putting in lots of practice over the last few weeks.

“HFA members are so proud of them. We hope they do well and have a great time at Crufts 2015.”