Ragnar the rescue dog takes top Crufts honours in BASC Gamekeepers’ Classes

Cruft_2014-4133 for webRagnar, a rehomed seven-year-old German wirehaired pointer has taken the top trophy in the Gamekeepers’ Classes at Crufts 2014.

Ragnar is owned by gamekeeper David Johnson and his wife Fiona who live in the Shetland Isles. He was shown in the Gamekeepers’ classes by Mrs. Johnson.

The classes, organised by the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), saw Trudvang Gyldenborste at Gyldearn, known as Ragnar, win the Northesk Memorial Trophy after going up against other class winners for final judging in the main arena.

Handler Mrs. Johnson was delighted to win, she said: “I am absolutely gobsmacked at winning. I feel like I could cry. Ragnar’s previous owner fell ill and we rehomed him but he loves working and being a gamekeeper’s dog. He is a veteran but you would think with the way he bounces around that he was seven-and a-half-months not years.”

This year was Ragnar’s first time in the BASC’s Gamekeepers’ Classes and Mrs Johnson’s first experience in the Crufts main arena. She was presented with the Northesk Memorial Trophy by BASC’s chief executive Richard Ali.

 

Full results from the BASC Gamekeepers’ Classes at can be viewed here

 

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