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18th May 2011

Petplan Junior Stakes finalists found in Bath

Qualifiers for the Petplan Junior Stakes Final 2011 were selected at last week's Bath Canine General Championship Show.

Hosting the Petplan Junior Stakes Qualifiers new format for the first time, the Bath show saw over 200 dogs enter the qualifiers, across the seven groups making the competition extremely close.

The group winners through to the Petplan Junior Stakes Final 2011 are:

Group Winner
Gundog Group Rivertone Grandmaster Of Plymleigh - (Weimaraner)
Miss A Balch and Mr N and Mrs H Bromell
Hound Group Soletrader Estee Lauder – (Basset Griffon Vendeen (Petit)
Mrs S Robertson & Mrs W Doherty
Pastoral Group Nikara Diamond Dancer – (Samoyed)
Mrs V Freer & Mrs S A Smith
Terrier Group Silhill Fragola Conpanna – (Australian Shepherd)
Mrs N Di Bartolomeo
Toy Group Witchstone Free of Diamonds By Rhythmtyme TAF (English Toy Terrier)
Mrs M S Gordon, Mr A Leonard & Mr M Murray
Working Group Lomondane Its Nae Bother (Great Dane)
Mrs C Cunningham, Ms E Robertson & Mrs C Gilbert
Utility Group Ashencruz The Entertainment (Miniature Schnauzer)
Mrs L Burns

Petplan's Events Manager Jenny Parris commented, "We are thrilled with the success of the qualifiers in Bath, and Ben Ford and his team were fantastic to work with. The event was excellent and well received by the general public and we managed to attract a strong group of competitors.

The Petplan Junior Stake Qualifying series now heads to Southern Counties, Blackpool and Darlington.

As part of the Petplan Junior Stakes qualifying series Petplan is also giving breeders and dog lovers the chance to win a VIP weekend for two to the Amsterdam Winner Dog Show, taking place in November 2011, which includes return flights and three nights accommodation, admission to the show, dinner and drinks. For more information, please visit www.petplanbreeder.co.uk.

Hound group winner - Soletrader Estee Lauder owner Sara Robertson Petplan Junior Stakes Qualifier Judge Meg Purnell Carpenter and Jill Peak

To see images of the remaining winners from the Petplan Junior Stakes Qualifiers, please visit www.petplanbreeder.co.uk.

Photo Caption (L-R): Hound group winner Soletrader Estee Lauder – (Basset Griffon Vendeen (Petit)), owner Sara Robertson, Petplan Junior Stakes Qualifier Judge Meg Purnell-Carpenter and Petplan Breeder Consultant Jill Peak.

Notes to editors

Petplan is the largest pet insurance provider in the world, offering comprehensive lifetime pet insurance cover for dogs, cats and rabbits.

Established more than 30 years ago, it is part of Allianz Insurance, one of the largest general insurers in the UK.

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