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Preston bulldog Thanos defies the odds and wins agility awards

Posted on - 18th January, 2024 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Cottam, Preston News
Thanos has competed in agility competitions

A bulldog from Cottam has defied the odds and has been entered into Crufts as well as winning multiple agility awards.

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Thanos, who will turn four-years-old on Thursday (18 January), has been competing in agility competitions in July 2021. 

Since then he has gone from Grade 2 to Grade 7, which is the top grade in agility.

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So far he has qualified for a number of competitions including: The Iconix by Night finals, The Grand National semi-final and final, The UKA Grand Finals 2022 and 2023 Discover dogs and Crufts. 

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Thanos and Robyn at Crufts

To get to Crufts, Thanos and his owner Robyn, from Preston, had to travel up and down the country competing in specific qualifiers and gain enough points to be in the top 15 ABC (anything but a collie) table to get to discover dogs.

They then headed down to London to compete in Discover Dogs in the semi finals and needed to get round both courses and be in the top eight to get to Crufts.

Thanos went to Crufts in 2023

They managed to came fourth overall before going to Crufts last year.

Thanos’ owner Robyn Connell said: “I am beyond proud of him and all he has helped me achieve. It makes me even prouder that a breed with such bad press, especially in the current climate (he’s not an xl, just bull breeds in general have a bad rep) has been able to show everyone how amazing they can be.

“I’ve loved every minute of our journey and can not wait for what this year brings.”

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