Crufts 2020: What dog won Crufts tonight? Recap of top Crufts moments

Crufts is a dog-lovers dream, with thousands of pooches from around the world travelling to the NEC arena in Birmingham to compete in four days of competition. Now the contest is over for another year, and the 89th Best in Show has been crowned.

What dog won Crufts tonight?

After a dramatic pause, Best in Show judge Ann McDonald announced Wire Haired Dachshund Maisie was the winner.

Maisie’s owner Kim McCalmont could not hold back her joy at the trophy presentation.

She lifted Maisie up to the winners' podium, making sure to hug her tightly before popping her down next to the trophy.

Ms McCalmont told presenter Clare Balding Maisie would be allowed to sleep on the bed tonight after her big win.

Reserve went to Miniature Poodle Frankie, in what was his second time winning that title.

2. Kratu the rescue dog running away with a pole

Kratu stole hearts last year wandering off course during agility, however this year the pooch went a step further.

After struggling with going through a tunnel, Kratu grabbed a pole he was supposed to jump over and ran away with it.

The adorable pooch looked very much pleased with himself as he did so.

It was the third year for Kratu taking part in rescue dogs agility, a non-competitive event which allows dogs to take as much time as they need.

4. Dancing dogs stole the show

With everything from Mary Poppins to Grease and Beauty and the Beast, the Freestyle Heelwork to Music competition wowed the crowd and won the hearts of viewers everywhere. 

Lucy Heath and her pup Trip Hazard performed an adorable routine to Be Our Guest from Beauty and the Beast, hitting all the right notes as they danced around the ring to the fairytale classic.

Winner of the freestyle competition Nicci Hindson and her beautiful Border Collie, Elsa performed to Trip a Light Fantastic from the newest Mary Poppins film.

The amazing routine saw the dog and handler duo dance around the stage to Lin Manuel Miranda’s hit song.

The overall international winner was Elke Boxoen and her border collie Jessy, who had an overall spooky performance to a song named One Upon a Time.

4. YouTube sensation Olly returned to Crufts for his final year

Olly the Jack Russell was back on screens for the non-competitive agility after stealing hearts last year with his not-so correct routine.

Despite not hitting all the jumps, Olly stole the show in 2017 for his excitement during the agility.

Going off-script several times, Olly managed to fall over jumps, land on his face but still loved the entire go round the ring.

The video from 2017 garnered more than 13million views on YouTube and Olly was on his usual form for his last ever Crufts this year.

5. RAF Police dog didn't want to leave his owner

During the RAF Police Dog display, one dog was given the task of unfurling a banner at the end of the performance.

However, the Labrador did not want to part from his owner to do so and kept running back to him despite being told to run to the other side of the ring to unfurl the banner.

This amused the audience no end, who were laughing as the dog attempted to jump over the banner to reach his handler.

Luckily the plucky dog did eventually listen to his command and unveiled the poster which read: "Royal Air Force: Join the Search. Change a Life."

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