2022 Kennel Club Hero Dog Award Child’s Champion Winner

6:00 PM March 7, 2022

Barnsley’s service dog Ruby wins the 2022 Kennel Club Hero Dog Award Child’s Champion Category

A two-year-old Golden Retriever, Ruby has a special relationship with Olivia Cunliffe, 16, from Barnsley, Yorkshire.

Olivia has cerebral palsy and Ruby helps her every day with her pain, anxiety and stress. Olivia loves giving her cookies and Ruby loves bringing her clothes and helping her in any way she can.

Now Ruby has been chosen as the winner of the Child’s Champion category at the 2022 The Kennel Club Hero Dog Award which is held at Crufts each year.

There are five categories in the annual awards: Extraordinary Life of a Working Dog, Hero Support Dog, Best Friends, Child’s Champion, and Rescue Dog Hero. The Ruby, Child’s Champion category recognizes a dog that has supported and positively impacted the lives of ages 17 and under.

One of these category champions will be the overall winner of the Kennel Club Hero Dog Award 2022 which will be decided by public vote and announced in the main arena of Crufts 2022.

You can vote for Ruby to win the overall prize before Cruft takes place between March 10-13 at the NEC Birmingham on the Crufts website.

Crufts 2022 will be on Channel 4 this year, presented by Sophie Morgan, Clare Balding and Radzi Chinyanganya.

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