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Sausage the Staffy is a true Crufts champion

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A STAFFORDSHIRE bull terrier who brings 'light to the lives' of residents at a Jersey care home has won an award at Crufts.

Sausage, who has been visiting St Ewold's Residential Home in St Helier for four years, was named Pets as Therapy winner at the prestigious event after being chosen by a panel of judges.

He received the award with his owner, Angie Seedhouse, yesterday during day two of the competition at the NEC in Birmingham.

Residents at the care home, which provides support for Islanders with a range of needs, crowded around to watch Sausage win his award live on YouTube.

Kelly Kennedy, deputy manager at St Ewold's, said: 'It's fantastic. He is such a delightful dog. He brings light and love to the lives of so many residents here. He is a Staffy and the friendliest of dogs. It is a breed that sometimes gets a bit of a bad name, but Sausage is a lovely dog.'

The Crufts award was sponsored by dog food brand HiLife, and the winner received a cheque for £500 and various HiLife products.

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