A POODLE from Bristol has been named one of the best at Crufts, winning multiple awards.

Jake, a four-year-old Standard Poodle, owned by Philip Langdon, picked up three awards at the international dog show. 

He won the 150th Anniversary Celebration Stakes competition final on Thursday, before picking up the Best of Breed and Utility group cups yesterday, Sunday March 12. 

The two even advanced to the Best in Shows final, where they sadly lost to a Lagotto Romagnolo from Croatia named Orca.

Proud owner Philip said: "It went really well, I am over the moon! Jake is a fabulous dog, he can be a clown at times, but he was on form and really well behaved. 

"I am blown away, I am so happy and proud of Jake!"

“Jake is just like any other dog, he leads an easy lifestyle, we go for walks in the Cotswolds, he comes cycling with me - and this is just a wow moment.

Gazette Series: Utility group winner Jake and Phillip Utility group winner Jake and Phillip (Image: BeatMedia / The Kennel Club)

“We have had a great year, winning three other shows in 2022 but nothing competes with going into the Main Arena at Crufts, it is scary but incredible. 

“This is Jake’s last show, as he is going into retirement after this, so it’s just amazing.”

Vanessa McAlpine, Crufts Show Manager, said: “Congratulations to Jake and Philip for their fantastic win. 

“The calibre of all eight finalists were incredibly strong, but the pair’s wonderful bond was clear to see and they are so deserving of their award.

“This is a very exciting milestone year for The Kennel Club, and the Celebration Stakes was a fantastic event to mark such a special occasion. 


“This really was a star-studded line-up, and all eight should be so proud of the hard work they demonstrated in the ring.”

The competition on Thursday was held to mark the 150th anniversary of The Kennel Club, and saw eight dogs parade in the Resorts World Arena at the NEC in Birmingham. 

All eight had qualified for the stakes by winning Best in Show at a general championship show in the UK during 2022.