Mucky Mutz

MUCKY MUTZ

At Crufts 2015: Liverpool dog groomer's prize pooch scoops third place

Bison Frise - 3rd in the Postgraduate Bitch category

Daisy, Angela Hill's prize-winning pooch at Crufts

A dog lover from Liverpool was thrilled after her Bison Frise came third place in its category at this year’s Crufts.

Angela Hill’s Bichon Frise, Daisy, scooped third place in the Postgraduate Bitch category yesterday out of 16 other competitors.

The 46-year-old runs a dog grooming salon in Garston where she has worked for four years.

Angela said: “I still can’t believe it. I feel like I’m walking on air! I can’t even describe how amazing it feels, especially because I’ve only just started out.

“She just absolutely loves it and laps up the attention. She was very well behaved all day. After it was over she rolled on her back for her belly rub.” 

There was controversy at this year’s Crufts after news that a prize-winning Irish setter was poisoned.

Angela said: “It’s just heart-breaking. The rumour that it was another competitor is extremely worrying. The general public are allowed so close to your dog and maybe it’s something they need to put a stop to. Anyone can touch the dogs.”

The dog-groomer says she hopes she and Daisy will go on to win more prizes at UK dog competitions.

Daisy is 19 months old and has a future of dog shows ahead of her.

Angela said: “She takes three hours to get ready for the show. She’s very patient. Bisons don’t wear accessories when they’re being judged, but they just have big hair.

“She was absolutely made for dog shows. She’s not phased by the excitement at all, she just loves attention.”

Angela owns Mucky Mutz in Garston, which specialises in one-to-one dog grooming for smaller dogs.

It took months of preparation for Daisy and Angela to reach the final stages of the competition in Birmingham at the weekend.

 

CRUFTS 2017