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Youngest winner of Cotswold Wildlife Park’s dog show

Young handler scoops top prize at Cotswold Wildlife Park’s dog show

Cotswold Wildlife Park is delighted to announce the youngest winner to ever scoop the coveted Best in Show prize in its annual charity dog show Scruffs in aid of Dogs for the Disabled.  Campbell Hanley from Wooton Basset, along with his Schnauzer Radley (pictured above), won the young handler class and impressed the judges so much, he walked away with the Best in Show title.

Ten year old Campbell said: “We are delighted to win. This was my first dog show. The Schnauzer breed is a great family pet. Thank you!” Campbell also won the chance to adopt his favourite animal as part of the Park’s Animal Adoption Scheme*. He chose to adopt a Mandarin Duck.

Dogs for the Disabled attended the event with puppy-in-training Rubix and assistance dog Caddie. Caddie is Joel’s assistance dog.  These specially trained dogs can offer freedom and independence to children and adults with physical disabilities and children with autism. The event raised just over £200 for the Banbury based charity. They receive no government funding and rely entirely on donations, fundraising and volunteers to continue their pioneering work. For more information please visit

Winners of Scruffs 2014:

  • Best in Show and young handler – Campbell Hanley with Radley (pictured left)
  • Best biscuit catcher – Eleanor Wood with Meg (Collie Cross)
  • Waggiest tail – Steve Shepherd with Ollie (Cairn Terrier Jack Russell)
  • Best puppy – Sam Crook with Finlay (Miniature Schnauzer)
  • Golden oldie – Izzy Carr with Trixi (rescue dog who won Best in Show at Scruffs 2013)
  • Dog the judge would most like to take home – Sarah Sutton with Sparkle (English Bull Terrier)
  • Best trick – Francesca with Penny (Collie Cross)
  • Nicest eyes – Jo Lewington with Groucho (Terrier Cross)
  • Best hurdler – Kathleen Spinks with Buzz (Working Sheepdog)

Cotswold Wildlife Park would like to thank the generosity of visitors who attended Scruffs on 10th May 2014. The Park is proud to be a dog-friendly attraction and has been since the day it opened in 1970.

Cotswold Wildlife Park opens its doors at 10am every day, with last admission at 4.30pm.

Explore Gloucestershire
19 May 2014

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