Australian Shepherd dog Caitland Isle Take a Chance was last night named Best in Show at the 115th Crufts.

The champion beat six other group winners at the prestigious show's final at the NEC in Birmingham. More than 22,200 dogs from 32 countries were involved in this year's Crufts, the largest dog show in the world.

The breeds of the seven group winners were:

* Working group: Bouvier des Flandres

* Pastoral group: Australian Shepherd

* Hound group: Norwegian Elkhound

* Utility group: Poodle (miniature)

* Toy group: Pomeranian

* Gundog: Welsh Springer Spaniel

* Terrier group: Fox Terrier

Last year's Best in Show champion was a six-year-old Norfolk Terrier called Cracknor Cause Celebre, or Coco. The champion dog, known as Chance, is five years old and is owned by Nancy Resetar, of Royal Oaks, California.

Reserve Best in Showvdog, in second place, was the wire Fox Terrier ElRays Snowtaire Iceni Payback, owned by Barbara Becker and Phil Davies, of Swansea.

Winning handler Larry Fenner said: "The dog is awesome, the greatest I have ever shown."