A DOG groomer and a Merseyside retiree proved every dog does have its day after their pooches walked away with top prizes at Crufts.
Angus, a 23-month-old English bull terrier, claimed the prestigious Best of Breed award.
Owner Ian McDermid, from Lydiate, and his pet fought off competition from a number of other hopefuls and their canines to scoop the award.
Prenton dog groomer Faye Bevis also scooped a Best of Breed prize with two-year-old akita Maddie.
They were among more than 25,000 dogs at Birmingham’s NEC, presented by the Kennel Club which is celebrating 140 years of promoting healthy, happy dogs.
Mr McDermid was beaming with pride at his and Angus’s performance at the world-famous Crufts show.
The 57-year-old said: “Angus is a beautiful dog. He weighs about 75lbs so he’s very sturdy but with a beautiful coat.
“We are so pleased to win Best of Breed.
“He’s had a great year, he became the first coloured bull terrier to win the Regents Trophy since 1997, earlier this year.
“His father won Best of Breed at Crufts in 2008 so it runs in the family and we are so happy to carry on the tradition.”
Dreams also came true for Faye, 25, who returned to Crufts to secure another win.
She said: “I won Best of Breed back in 2006 with another Akita so it was nice to get another win after a gap of not winning.
“Although I have won at Crufts before it is always nice to win because it is the show that everyone wants to do well at and winning here really is the pinnacle. Crufts means everything to us and to win makes it all the more special.”