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‘She’s far too precious to take out for walks,’ explains Margaret, a 59-year-old retired social worker. ‘That’s not to say she is kept indoors all the time — she has to be kept fit and healthy. She can run around in the back garden for exercise.’
But even the garden has been specially crafted to suit Elizabeth’s status. The vegetable patch and flowers have long gone, replaced instead by paving stones which can be kept scrubbed, bleached and hygienic at all times.
‘She can be walked on grass in the summer, when it is dry and short, but we couldn’t risk twigs and mud getting into her coat. In the house, she sleeps in a special dog crate in the kitchen, where she’s put if ever we are out or busy.
‘We couldn’t have her roaming about freely, in case she had an accident and hurt herself. If she broke a leg falling off a table, or accidentally swallowed something, she’d never show again.
The full article is on the Pedigree Dogs Exposed blog.
A whole page of photos of the controversial and multi Ch Clumber who didnt get get BOB at Crufts on this page. Scroll right down to the bottom. Lots of show photos, but lower down the page it is good to see that this bitch has a normal active life outside the show ring, swimming in the sea and running in the snow.
Some interesting head shots further down the page too, click to enlarge