Ellie leads the way
She used to have an imaginary dog, but now a schoolgirl from Burton-in-kendal is proving to be a big hit with the real things
Asouth Lakeland youngster is making quite a name for herself for winning canine companions. At just 12-years-old, Ellie Beach has an impressive record when it comes to qualifying for prestigious events, and her large collection of colourful rosettes and awards are testament to her skills and dedication.
Ellie has had successes at Crufts, national breed shows and the Young Kennel Club events, to name but a few. She has competed at Crufts for the past five years and proudly tells me that she won first place in the Good Citizen Dog Scheme category two years ago with her lively little Lancashire Heeler called Angus.
Ellie is an enthusiastic member of the Young Kennel Club which unites dog lovers aged six to 24 through competitions, dog training and fun activities. Ellie’s mum Nina explains: ‘Through the club Ellie recently came first in the YKC obedience competition with Elsa, our sixyear-old Rottweiler which meant she qualified for the 2019 Crufts. She did really well, coming in fourth place, especially as she had just turned 12 and was one of the youngest in her group. She also came in sixth place in agility with Angus.’
‘Agilty is definitely my favourite,’ says Ellie who is also a member of the Lune Valley Dog Training Club.