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Vote for Georgina...

Published 20:37 on 11 Feb 2020

The Young Kennel Club would love for you to vote for a winner in the Young Person of the Year Award 2020. The award celebrates five Young Kennel Club members who have overcome huge challenges to demonstrate their love of dogs, and encourage others to become a part of the dog world. Read all their stories below and then select your chosen winner. The overall winner will be announced on Sunday 8th March in the Young Kennel Club ring at Crufts 2020.Celebrating young people who have overcome personal challenges with their dog as well as the skills they have developed to achieve success.

Georgina Kent is fifteen years old and she owns two Border Terriers who are brother and sister, yet really very different indeed. The older one, Boo, was her first ever dog and she has enjoyed training her through the Kennel Club Good Citizens awards: Puppy, Bronze, Silver and Gold; as well as agility classes. When Boo was a year old, her mum was expecting another litter and Georgina and her family chose her brother. At that time Georgina had not been feeling well at all, and after a few weeks she was diagnosed with Lymphoma, a type of blood cancer. This turned Georgina's life and her family's lives upside down! Her consultants were not too keen on Georgina having a new puppy at home because of infection risks, but she felt she still wanted to have him so much. He joined the family the same weekend as Georgina came home from her first month's stay in hospital.

They all had quite a journey ahead. Dylan's most beautiful nature helped Georgina to get better. Georgina does not know what she would have done without both her dogs loving her; they know when she is not feeling well and seem to understand what's needed. Now that Georgina has completed a year of intensive treatment and begun a further eighteen months of maintenance treatment she is looking forward to taking both dogs to agility classes and has begun practising in the garden with them already. Georgina's dogs mean the world to her, and they have helped her get through such a difficult time in her life!

Vote here - https://www.crufts.org.uk/dog-exhibitors/young-kennel-club/young-person-of-the-year-award/

Last updated 16:59 on 2 March 2020

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