Stenhousemuir champion breeder is back at Crufts

Graham Leask with his Crufts entries, Missy and Duchess.
Graham Leask with his Crufts entries, Missy and Duchess.
  • Graham targets more success after win in 2013
  • Two Rottweilers carry his hopes this year
  • 21,500 dogs at event in Birmingham’s NEC

A dog breeder is hoping two young Rottweilers can bring him more success at this year’s Crufts.

Graham Leask (52) won a ‘Best of Breed’ award at the world-renowned dog show in 2013 with his Rottweiler Max, who also came third in the working dog group.

We’re really looking forward to taking the two dogs down to Birmingham

Graham Leask

This year, Graham’s bitches Duchess and Missy, will be among almost 21,500 dogs at the NEC in Birmingham from March 5-8 to compete in one of the world’s most prestigious canine competitions.

After his success two years ago, he is heading back with 20-month-old Missy (show name Dortmund Glamour Girl at Granjolea J.W.Sh Cm) and two-year-old Duchess (Granjolea Andora), although with another of his dogs expecting a litter at the same time as the show, he hopes he doesn’t go barking mad!

Graham, of Stenhousemuir, said: “We’re really looking forward to taking the two dogs down to Birmingham.

“Jodi Beveridge from our local Pets At Home store will be showing them and we are all excited.

“I have another bitch expecting nine pups the day before Crufts, so it will be a hectic time for us all! Fingers crossed, everything goes to plan and the pups arrive on time.”

Graham’s Rottweilers are not just pampered pooches – they actually live in surroundings many humans would appreciate.

As a builder by trade he has built them their own house with double-glazed windows and door, heated tiled floors, heat lamps, shower, dryer, washing machine, fridge, microwave, hot and cold water and treadmill.

In addition, they also have their own runs and the full run of the back yard.

Graham added: “We also have a gate on the fence leading into a National Heritage wildlife bird sanctuary, which is a great run for the dogs.”