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NFU picks three-legged Jack as its farm dog of the year


A Welsh sheepdog, forced to have a leg amputated after a serious accident, has been crowned the NFUs Farm Dog of the Year.

Ian and Ruth Rees from Powys entered Jack into the canine competition after the NFU challenged its members to send in a picture and 150 words explaining why they had such a top dog.

Three-legged Jack took the top prize after his owners wrote about how he had suffered a serious leg injury last year and despite an amputation, made a miraculous recovery and continues to work on the farm. Jacks owners, Ian and Ruth, win 500 of vouchers from our sponsor, Pets at Home.

NFU web editor Tom Sales said: The competition was open to all shapes, sizes and breeds of dog and we were absolutely inundated with entries. They included runner-up Kim the collie from Essex and Reg, who at 22 years old, is something of a legend in the village near Exeter where he still works.

But it was Jack who overwhelmingly won over our panel of judges. This is a dog who has certainly seen his fair share of adversity following his accident last year but who has bounced back to his hard-working, irreplaceable best.

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