Bella is Karen’s best friend after reaching top dog show Crufts.
An awesome pawesome pair are set to show off their obedience routine at Crufts. Karen Pearson and her Border Collie Bella, who train at Pawesome Dog Training, Cleator Moor, have qualified for the Special Pre Beginner Obedience Stakes at the world’s largest dog show, the achievement comes after only one year of competing.
Karen said “I’m looking forward to it very much, it’s the first time I have been to Crufts. I’ve only been competing in the last year, I’d always been interested in obedience and used to dressage with horses. It’s quite similar in technique and precision.”
She added “There are 20 of us from all over the country competing, we had to gain a certain number of points and then we won the northern semi final in Stirling to qualify.”
Two year old Bella has been visiting Pawesome since she was a puppy. “I went out looking for a working sheep dog and top of the list was intelligence, Bella loves to learn,” said Karen.
Pawesome trainer Melanie Sharing, from Whitehaven said “This is my first pupil in Crufts but I have competed with my dog before. They’re both brilliant, Karen has done really well, Bella has been coming to training since she was a puppy.”
This year is the 125th anniversary of Crufts and it will take place Thursday, 10th March to Sunday, 13th March.
Melanie will be there to support Karen and help out as dogs cannot be left unattended.