Dogs are becoming more talented thanks to Ashleigh Butler & Pudsey, the 2012 winners of Britain's Got Talent from Northamptonshire, according to a survey by the Kennel Club.
Nearly a third of dogs owners said they'd been encouraged to train their pets to do tricks after Ashleigh & Pudsey from Wellingborough won last year's ITV talent show.
Members of the Kennel Club were asked as part of the launch of the Crufts Factor competition, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham between the 7-10 March.
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