Dogs
Dancing dog takes home gold and named “Lord of the Dance”
I can't get over the look of joy on the his face, what an incredible dog.
Eduardo Gaskell
09.16.22

Lucy and her dog Skiffle have won the Heelwork to Music Freestyle Final at the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts for the last five years, and you are about to see why.

They beat nine other finalists to bag the gold once again.

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See, every year, year Crufts hosts the finals for both heelwork to music and freestyle competitions.

Advanced level dogs and handlers are all welcome to try and qualify for Crufts.

All they need to do is enter one or more of a series of qualifying events that are held throughout the previous year.

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The handlers and their dogs will devise a routine of up to four minutes, set to their choice music, then perform them at the Resorts World Arena at the NEC, Birmingham.

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Skiffle Creek, The Fabulous Freestyle Dog would love for you to follow back!

Lucy comes out dressed to impress, already looking like she’s on fire while Skiffle just looks super adorable.

And this cute pooch starts things off by playing the flute. What a good boy, delighting his audience with his talents so early.

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Lucy then takes over, prancing around as she pretends to play the flute along to the music.

Skiffle follows her around, walking backwards and doing a few spins to the melody.

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A viewer named Scott Fuller said,

“Yet another exceptional performance by both the young lady and her dance partner…….that is a brilliant, highly intelligent border collie, a credit to its fine Scots breed……one of Scotland’s many gifts to the canine world….!”

The tempo picks up and soon Skiffle gets to burn all that energy by running around as Lucy carries on her melodic dance.

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“Loved their performance. Lucy seems like such a calm lady, which I think, helps give the wonderful dog the ability to perform with grace and enthusiasm..the ending had me tapping my “paws.”‘ went Rita Morris.

And it really was a wonderful performance.

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Lucy was so happy she had this to say, “I love hearing that roar of the crowd! Crufts is a chance to see all your friends in the doggy crowd.”

“It’s great to be able to see how all the dogs are getting on and being able to meet up with everyone is absolutely fantastic!” she continued.

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Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, praised both saying, “Congratulations to Lucy and Skiffle for their impressive routine. It was of the highest standard and demonstrated the patience, skill and dedication needed from both the dog and the handler.”

“Heelwork to music is a challenging activity that demands a lot of time and talent to perfect. Skiffle and Lucy are a great example and inspiration for any dog owners out there who are interested in taking part in this fun and rewarding activity.” Kisko says.

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Imagine the many days Lucy and Skiffle spent perfecting their routine.

No wonder they’ve won for half a decade. Chances are they’ll get the entire decade too!

Watch their impressive routine in the video below!

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By Eduardo Gaskell
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Eduardo Gaskell is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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