We salute not just the little lady thought to be the youngest person ever to handle a dog at Crufts, but the mum and dad who encouraged their four year old. Jessica Allen impressed everyone watching her last week with how she handled “Annie,” her Australian Terrier (who’s only a year older than her handler). Together, they won the Good Citizens’ Australian Terrier category. Her handler mother, Felicity Freer supported Jessica in the crowd, while her father Richard Allen was judging Welsh Terriers nearby.
Good on them for starting her young and pairing her with a compatible breed.