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6 September, 2023

Yogi named best baby puppy

A LOCAL pooch with a face for the stage has been awarded Best Baby Puppy in Show at the 12th British Bulldog National Championship Show in Ipswich.


Ann Grimshaw and her award-winning show dog Yogi.
Ann Grimshaw and her award-winning show dog Yogi.

Bettabull Bear Necessitates, more affectionately known as Yogi, is a four-month old pedigree bulldog owned by registered breeder, Queensland Bulldog Club member and vice president of the Atherton Tablelands Kennel Club Ann Grimshaw.

Competing against 12 other British Bulldogs from across Australia, Yogi stood out amongst them all, gaining his ribbon and recognition. 

Having an American judge, Ann hoped Yogi would meet his standards, confident he was the perfect Australian standard breed. 

“I got really good feedback from the judges, so he has an amazing top line, and his tail is the way it should look,” she said. 

“I was really nervous… and we got there I was just overwhelmed with how well organised the whole event was.”

Throughout her time in Ipswich, Ann learned many things being with many experts in the field, taking advice and building confidence. 

Now with the championship ribbon hanging from the awards cabinet, Ann and Yogi will compete in more local competitions, with their next one in Townsville.

When Yogi is six months old, he will then be eligible for the Australian Titles, something that his father has also won. 

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