Olly the Jack Russell terrier stole the headlines once more at Crufts as he zipped and dodged the agility course in his own unique way.

His joyful and unconventional take on the ring last year went viral – and he’s been up to his old tricks again with another memorable effort, ending with him gleefully sprinting out of the arena.

Among the other highlights of an eventful second day at the NEC in Birmingham was the appearance of Ben Parkinson, a 33-year-old former soldier who suffered catastrophic injuries when his vehicle was blown up in Afghanistan in 2006.

Despite losing both his legs and suffering severe brain, facial and spinal injuries, Ben has made an incredible recovery and has since raise millions for various charities.

He is now patron of the Scottish Terrier Emergency Care Scheme after his Scottie dogs helped him and his family through the hardest of times.

And he received a very special royal visit from HRH Prince Michael of Kent, who dropped by to talk all things Scotties with Ben.

On a more musical theme, there was a special performance from a stringed Pawchestra, who played a piece of music specially composed and designed to calm the nerves of dogs and nurture the emotional relationship between them and their owners.

Elsewhere, The Kennel Club Charitable Trust received a £75,000 cheque from pet insurance firm Agria.

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