Stotfold pooch puts paw on Crufts top prize

Inez Cooke from Stotfold with her Great Dane Isis who won the best of breed winner on the first day

Inez Cooke from Stotfold with her Great Dane Isis who won the best of breed winner on the first day of Crufts 2014 credit: onEdition - Credit: onEdition

The owner of a two-year-old great dane has proved that every dog does have its day after walking away with a top prize at Crufts.

Great dane Isis was one of more than 21,500 dogs at the NEC in Birmingham entered into the world’s biggest dog show, presented by the Kennel Club, and put her best paw forward to claim a Best of Breed award at the weekend.

Owner Inez Cooke, of Hitchin Road in Stotfold, and Isis fought off competition from a host of other dogs in the working group category to scoop the prize.

The 43-year-old insurance IT manager said: “It’s amazing, you always have hope that you’ll get there and she’s such a young dog at two years old.

“She’s an Australian import and she has had an amazing show career so far, she ended up top puppy in 2012.

“I’ve always said that she must have a kangaroo gene to give her some extra bounce.”