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Scots schoolgirl to compete at Crufts with granny's rescue dog

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A Scots schoolgirl is set to compete in Crufts with her gran's rescue dog. Brooke Bain, 11, will be taking part in the under-12 agility event with her grandmother's eight-year-old Catalan cross terrier, Timmi.

The pooch was brought to the Borders in 2015 after being rescued in Spain when he was just five months.Timmi was owned by travellers in Spain - but when he became ill he was taken to the veterinary hospital and after his treatment his owners were unable to pay the bill.

It had been suggested that Timmi be sent to the pound to be put to sleep before Louise Carter, a nurse at the hospital, decided to foster the dog and nurse him back to health until charity SOS Dog Rescue could find him a home.Gran-of-two Jackie Bain, 72, said: "Brooke is very into horse-riding and animal training and she started agility training in May this year and just took to it.

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