Kennel Club Hero Dog Award 2022 Best Friends Winner

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6:00 p.m. March 1, 2022



Crewe’s guide dog Milo wins Kennel Club Hero Dog Award 2022 Best Friends Category

Scott Bailey, 32, from Crewe grew up on a dairy farm, milking cows and driving tractors. Losing your sight in 2019 was devastating.

He feared his outdoor lifestyle was over and struggled to come to terms with the fact that he could no longer see his children’s faces.

Things started to look up when he was paired with guide dog Milo in November 2020 after the covid lockdown with the golden retriever postponed his initial training in 2019.

The family gave Milo his very own Christmas tree because he gave them their whole life back and gave Scott the confidence to start a counseling course, hoping to make it his future career.

Now, Milo has been chosen as the winner of the Best Friends category at The Kennel Club Hero Dog Award 2022 which is held at Crufts every 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. Milo’s category, Best Friends, celebrates a companion dog who has seen his owner through the toughest times, as well as the happiest. 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 Milo to win the overall prize before Cruft takes place between March 10-13 at the NEC Birmingham on the Crufts website.

And you can follow Milo’s exploits and daily life by following his Facebook page: www.facebook.com/GuidedogteamMilo

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