Despite a tortuous 36-hour, 7,000-mile journey from his home in Alberta, Canada, to the UK via Amsterdam, owner Jennifer Fraser is confident dancing dog Daiquiri will add another title to his collection
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He has 12 Guinness world records to his name and has dazzled Simon Cowell and Heidi Klum on America’s Got Talent.

Now dancing dog Daiquiri will wow Crufts judges as he takes to the ring at the world’s biggest dog show this weekend.

The blue merle Australian shepherd is pictured practising for tomorrow’s freestyle heelwork to music competition at the Birmingham event.

Despite a tortuous 36-hour, 7,000-mile journey from his home in Alberta, Canada, to the UK via Amsterdam, owner Jennifer Fraser is confident he will add another title to his collection.

Daiquiri, six, has already scooped trophies in Italy, the US and Canada. His signature move involves jumping through a series of hoops, each smaller than the last.

Mrs Fraser, 42, said: ‘I have faith in him 100 per cent. I know he will be fantastic. They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks but I can teach Daiquiri things in minutes.’

While living in Italy, the pair started busking together by accident.

Despite a tortuous 36-hour, 7,000-mile journey from his home in Alberta, Canada, to the UK via Amsterdam, owner Jennifer Fraser is confident dancing dog Daiquiri will add another title to his collection

Despite a tortuous 36-hour, 7,000-mile journey from his home in Alberta, Canada, to the UK via Amsterdam, owner Jennifer Fraser is confident dancing dog Daiquiri will add another title to his collection

Daiquiri, six, has already scooped trophies in Italy, the US and Canada. His signature move involves jumping through a series of hoops, each smaller than the last

Daiquiri, six, has already scooped trophies in Italy, the US and Canada. His signature move involves jumping through a series of hoops, each smaller than the last

The blue merle Australian shepherd is pictured practising for tomorrow’s freestyle heelwork to music competition at the Birmingham event

The blue merle Australian shepherd is pictured practising for tomorrow’s freestyle heelwork to music competition at the Birmingham event

She was putting Daiquiri through his paces while waiting with her childrens’ hats and backpacks outside a museum when somebody put five euros in a hat.

She added: ‘I decided to put together a trick routine. In less than three weeks, I was making £170-£250 an hour just on the streets playing with my dog.’

Yesterday, after a practice session near the Airbnb he is staying in, Daiquiri was taken to Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre to acclimatise to the venue, as dozens of fellow four-legged competitors were arriving.

They included Old English sheepdogs being wheeled around in cages, a Newfoundland called Joe who sported his own personalised neckerchief, a lapdog in pink protective boots and a pair of poodles in leopard print coats.

More than 20,000 dogs will take part in this year’s show, culminating in the Best in Show award on Sunday evening.  

Daiquiri featured in season 15 of America’s Got Talent (above), broadcast in 2020, where he dazzled judges Simon Cowell and Heidi Klum

Daiquiri featured in season 15 of America’s Got Talent (above), broadcast in 2020, where he dazzled judges Simon Cowell and Heidi Klum

Crufts, which was founded in Islington, North London, in 1891 by Charles Cruft, was cancelled last year due to Covid. Pictured: An advert for Cruft's Dog Show held at the Agricultural Hall, Islington, 1907

Crufts, which was founded in Islington, North London, in 1891 by Charles Cruft, was cancelled last year due to Covid. Pictured: An advert for Cruft’s Dog Show held at the Agricultural Hall, Islington, 1907

Crufts, which was founded in Islington, North London, in 1891 by Charles Cruft, was cancelled last year due to Covid. 

Daiquiri featured in season 15 of America’s Got Talent, broadcast in 2020. 

His Guinness world records include the most clothes retrieved from a washing line by a dog in one minute (18) and the most consecutive items caught by a dog without dropping any (11).

Around 30 Russian breeders and 51 dogs have been banned from this year’s Crufts due to the country’s invasion of Ukraine, after organiser The Kennel Club said it shared the world’s ‘dismay’.

And now meet Daiquiri’s fierce (and very furry) competition… 

Rounded up: Old English sheepdogs in line competing on the first day of Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham

Rounded up: Old English sheepdogs in line competing on the first day of Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham

An Old English Sheepdog is groomed on the first day of Crufts 2022

An Old English Sheepdog is groomed on the first day of Crufts 2022

Solidarity: Three French bulldogs don the Ukrainian colours at Crufts show in Birmingham

Solidarity: Three French bulldogs don the Ukrainian colours at Crufts show in Birmingham

A pair of miniature poodles donned leopard print on the first day of Crufts Dog Show 2022

A pair of miniature poodles donned leopard print on the first day of Crufts Dog Show 2022

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