Breed rescue dog of the year competition

 Breed rescue dog of the year competition | Sir Jack Spratticus

For a dog who has improved its owner’s life after being rehomed through a Kennel Club Breed Rescue organisation or service.

I met Sir Jack Spratticus and Vanessa Holbrow a few weeks ago on a shoot for ‘The Sun’s’ Fabulous magazine. Sir Jack is a great character and has helped Vanessa recover from a complex eating disorder. Border Terrier, Jack was re-homed in 2012, aged 13 months. As it was his fourth re-homing it took him a while to settle in but now he and Vanessa are inseparable. They often run ‘tweet-ups’, meetings for walks with other Terrier owners and Sir Jack even has his own page and Twitter site.

For all the good work Sir Jack has done for Vanessa’s life he is nominated in the ‘Breed rescue dog of the year competition’ held by The Kennel Club at Crufts this weekend. As the Kennel club explains it ‘From dogs that have helped their owners through physical or mental illness, supported children with autism and acted as daily support to people with disabilities, to dogs that sniff out life-threatening health conditions or support police and military services in protecting the public, the Friends for Life competition celebrates dogs that make an outstanding contribution to society and change, or even save, lives’. For this years Crufts a new category was added ‘Breed rescue dog of the year’, in which Sir Jack is entered. This acknowledges the importance of dogs that have had an impact on a person’s life after being rehomed by a Kennel Club Breed Rescue organisation, service or individual. The final is Sunday 11th and I wish them all the best for the win.

It is great to shoot a positive story, along with the fact that dogs are fantastic companions and bring warmth and love to a household.