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Coventry pooch named top dog at Crufts

Llasa Apso from Coventry wins top prize at Crufts Photo: PA

A Lhasa Apso from Coventry has been crowned Best in Show at Crufts.

The dog , known as Elizabeth, was awarded the top prize at the NEC in Birmingham last night.

The pair beat off competition from more than 21,000 dogs, including six others which reached the final.

Her owner says it's a dream come true.

The 7 year old dog beat off competition from six other finalists, including a Pomeranian and an Old English Sheepdog Credit: PA

"I can't believe it," Ms Anderson said."I'm sure somebody's going to pinch me in a minute and I'll wake up and it'll all be a dream. It hasn't sunk at all. I'll go home and probably burst out crying."

– Margeret Anderson, Breeder

Ms Anderson, from Coventry, says Elizabeth "loves showing", but may go out on a high with her Crufts win and retire from the spotlight.

"To take her out again to be beaten seems silly somehow. Although she's still a young baby, she's seven and in Lhasa Apso that's still quite young."