A HEREFORDSHIRE dog owner was celebrating at Crufts at the weekend. 

Helen Taylor-Morris, from Ross-on-Wye, won Best of Breed with Siberian Husky Nellie.

The 38-year-old showed her husky’s grandmother Solar in 2012 at the prestigious dog show and scaled new heights more than a decade later.

Nellie wowed the judges at the NEC Birmingham to hold off stiff competition and qualify for the Best in Group showpiece on the famous green carpet.


Ms Taylor-Morris said: “We’ve brought three dogs with us so it’s a tiring day but Nellie loves to show, she’s very calm and loves her job.

“At home she’s also a working sled dog so she runs in my sled dog team and we do quite a lot together.

“It’s been amazing here this week, we did this in 2012 with her great-grandmother so we’ve been through it before and we knew what was coming.

“It’s the big entry, you’re coming up against different dogs from other countries.

“I’ve always loved dogs since I was a child and have been showing Siberian Huskies and German Pointers for 25 years now.”

Ms Taylor-Morris and Nellie were unable to go all the way and book their place in Sunday night’s Best in Show finale, but still enjoyed a day to remember at the world’s biggest dog show.