Mary Ray is a true legend throughout the dog sport world. Having excelled in Obedience, Agility and Heelwork to music over many years, with many amazing dogs, a career unparalleld in the UK.
We were honoured to send a rosette to commemorate this years Crufts Obedience Championship with one of her current super star "Lyric"
As a business we owe Marys husband Dave a great debt of gratitude, as a much younger business he entrusted our sister company , Norton Rosettes , to supply the rosettes for the kennel club events leading to the Olympia finals, and the very early Kennel Club International Festival, now the largest agility show in the world.
Not only are we proud to still supply these events, but ultimately led to us supplying Crufts for the past three years...we would never have imagined that all of those years ago!
Lyric is so very talented and also a very loyal dog, she likes to be with Mary wherever
Lyric has excelled herself in Obedience passing very quickly through classes by winning
numerous Novice, Class A and Class B, she then competed in Class C where she went on
to win 50 first place Rosset's
Lyric also qualified to compete in Championships Classes. In the championships
Mary has won the winning Kennel Club Certificate ( 1 st ) 12 times and has won the
Reserve place (2nd) on twenty occasions.
Mary has qualified Lyric for the Crufts Obedience Championship four times working
against the best UK dogs at Crufts, Lyric has won the Reserve (2 nd ) on 3 occasions and
also gained a 4 th place.
Mary is renowned for her fabulous Heelwork to Music in the Main Arena on Best In
Show evening at Crufts, in 2015, 2017 & 2018 Lyric having taken over from Mary's
brilliant dog Levi who had retired. Sadly the Kennel Club dispensed with Heelwork to
Music in 2019 but all her previous routines are available on youtube using this link
(https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=crufts+mary+ray) or to my
favourite singing in the rain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8Ip852UvOY