A TALENTED youngster proved age really is just a number when he scooped a top prize at the world’s largest dog show.
Albie Munro, of Sible Hedingham, claimed top spot in his class, Limit Bitch, at last weekend’s Crufts.
The 12-year-old showed his 18-month-old Kerry blue terrier, Georgia, and was over the moon to grab top spot.
He said: “It was an honour just to take part. I was so pleased to win, and Georgia loved it too.
“I am now looking forward to my next show where I will be competing in the national terrier competition.
“It is a lot of travelling and even more hard work, but I enjoy it.”
Limit Bitch was the second highest class for female Kerry blue terriers, an impressive achievement for the youngster.
Although Albie’s success may surprise many, the achievement was not such a shock to his family.
Albie comes from a long-line of Crufts success stories, with his grandfather, Don Munro, being a former best in breed winner, and now sits on the judging panel.
Albie’s mum, Janine Walsh, is exceptionally proud of her son, as is the rest of the family.
She said: “His grandad is so proud of him. He was actually judging the terrier group over the weekend, so it was a great experience for us all.
“It is a lot of work, we go to roughly one show a month and that is all over the UK.
“Albie is quite shy, but he is completely different when he is showing. He was thrilled to have won.”