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A Whippet named Tease wins best in show at Crufts

13 March 2018

The two intruders were tackled to the ground by security as they tried to unfurl banners reading "canine eugenics". "It's just wonderful", she said.

Two intruders, reportedly members of the famous animal rights organization, stormed the arena of the Crufts show in Birmingham, just as the victor was claiming her prize.

The Best in Show award was the culmination of Crufts, a four-day event which attracted nearly 21,000 competitors.

Dog breeders were battling it out over four days for the top prize at the world's biggest dog show.

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A protestor is carried off after running into the area as Best In Show was being announced on day four of Cruft's.

As the animal rights activists stormed the stage, quick-thinking Yvette grabbed her dog and took her into her arms to protect her.

But the finale descended into chaos as placard-waving animal rights protesters ran onto the arena floor while the Best in Show trophy was being awarded.

Ms Short had just proudly stepped up to the podium with her Best In Show victor when the commotion unfolded.

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Dog owner Yvette Short, 52, from Bonnyrigg in Midlothian, was captured live on TV carrying the two-and-a-half-year-old dog to safety as guards sought to tackle the activists.

"Our main priority at the moment is the wellbeing of the dogs that were in the ring, who are looked after by their owners and show officials".

Crufts and the NEC have said they will urgently review security measures.

The Crufts organisers, the Kennel Club, said they could not yet confirm if it was some kind of protest.

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Peta said the intruders were members of the Vegan Strike Group, which bills itself as fighters against animal abuse.

A Whippet named Tease wins best in show at Crufts