A LANCING cocker spaniel is through to the national final of a competition to find the fittest dog in the UK.
Bundle has been crowned the winner in the small dog category for the South East and is now in the national final of the competition run by Butcher’s Pet Care.
It will go nose-to-nose with ten other finalists and now needs people in the region to vote for the chance to be named the national category winner.
Heather Dilks, who owns Bundle, said: “I’m really excited we have made it through to the finals of this competition.
“I have a little rhyme I use to describe Bundle: come rain or shine, hail or snow, Bundle is full of go go go!
“We would like people from the region to show their support and vote for Bundle now.”
The Fittest Dog in the UK competition is a search to find and recognise the nation’s happy and healthy hounds that are full of life and have bags of personality.
Clare Scallon, from Butcher’s Pet Care, said: “We want to celebrate fit, healthy and active dogs across the nation no matter their breed or background.
“It’s the second year we have run this competition. Bubb, last year’s winner, was a beautiful Hungarian Vizsla.
“This year, the number of entries is exceptionally high and I would like to congratulate all of our finalists for getting this far.
“It’s certainly going to be no easy task to pick the winner so we need your votes to help us to decide.”
A panel of dog experts will select the national Butcher’s Fittest Dog in the UK champion who will also be rewarded with a £500 holiday voucher to spend in the UK.
The three national category winners will receive a year’s supply of Butcher’s dog food.
Judges include dog behaviourist and former Crufts judge Mike Mullan and publisher of K9 Magazine Ryan O’Meara.
To vote, visit the Butcher’s Facebook page before May 16.
The three dogs with the most votes will then be judged by experts to select the overall winner.
The winners will be revealed later in May.
Visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/butcherspetcare