North Lincolnshire-based student, Emma West, and her seven-month-old Border Terrier, Meggy, are the winners of a national competition organised by canine nutrition experts, VetSpec.
The competition, entitled ‘VetSpec Canine On Camera’ required entrants to send in short film clips of their dog, showing how entertaining he (or she) could be on camera.
Said Ollie Reade of VetSpec: “Since the success of Ashleigh Butler and her talented dog, Pudsey, winners of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ in 2012, the whole world has gone canine crackers about dancing dogs, so we thought this would be a great opportunity to discover a new talented terrier.”
“When we saw Emma’s clip, it was obvious how much time she has spent with Meggy, training her to spin, roll over, high five and play ‘dead’.”
As her prize, Emma received a specially commissioned portrait of Meggy by Scunthorpe-based animal artist, Helena Hucklesby and a large tub of VetSpec Healthy Dog.
Emma, who is currently studying for her BSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training at Bishop Burton College in East Yorkshire, also works for two days a week at a local dog rescue centre, and, in addition to Meggy, she also owns two beagles, so dogs are a large part of her life.
“I was thrilled to win first prize with Meggy and the picture that Helena drew is amazing – I am a huge fan of her work” said a delighted Emma.
VetSpec produces a range of six hypoallergenic canine supplements to ensure that dogs of all ages, size and breed have the nutritional support they need to optimise performance and maintain a long and healthy life. Available in 200g and 500g tubs.
For further information on the artist’s work, please visit www.helenas-pictures.synthasite.com