Mick takes home a Crufts puppy class commendation

Kath Lothian getting ready for crufts
Kath Lothian getting ready for crufts

A family from Cranshaws are celebrating after their pet pooch brought home a prize from the world’s most prestigious dog show.

Mick, also known by his Kennel Club name of Lairehope Daimant Rouge (the name is French for Lairehope Red Diamond), is owned by Peter, Kath and Cheyenne Lothian.

Handled by Peter, Mick wowed the judges in a keenly competed class at the Crufts show on March 7.

He came home to Berwickshire “Very Highly Commended” by the judges of the Puppy Dog class.

This was one of the most competitive categories, with 344 entries for Border Terriers alone.

Ironically, only two awards were made to dogs from the borderland country that gave them their name, and Mick was one of them.

Owner Kath Lothian said: “Most of our dogs are named after diamonds or precious stones, being precious to us! We are delighted to have placed at Crufts, as it is a tough competition with many dogs coming from abroad.

“It is obviously the most famous dog show.”

Kath is no stranger to the arena: in 2011 Ruby, another Border Terrier, won Best Puppy.

Mick is 10 months old, and qualified for Crufts in November 2014 when he was just over 6 months old in Minor Puppy Class at Selkirk.