Kimpton rescue dog steals the show by flying at Crufts

PUBLISHED: 13:00 13 March 2017 | UPDATED: 11:09 14 March 2017

Olly on Crufts.

Olly on Crufts.


A Jack Russell that was taken on from Kimpton’s Rehoming Centre has received two and a half million views on YouTube after his performance on Crufts stole the nation’s hearts.

The dog named Olly stole the show with his owner Karen Parker, 41, who works at John Laing Training in Welwyn Garden City. During the Rescue Dog Agility course on Saturday, March 11, Olly went off script and started doing as he pleased by flying through the air, jumping off the props, speeding as fast as he could through the tunnel and occasionally stopping for a sniff.

At one point Olly trips up as he jumps over the bar but quickly rolls back onto his feet and carries on having fun.

The video now has over two and a half million views on YouTube.

Karen took on Olly from Kimptons Rehoming Centre five years ago when he was just 10 weeks old.

The puppy had been dumped in a cat basket outside the centre.

Karen told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “The centre was open when they dumped him but they still just left him there and didn’t even take him inside.

“He is crazy, he is such a character. He does things on his own terms. He loves sunbathing and he just loves everything. He is quite naughty. He makes me giggle all the time.

“He once jumped into the back of a parked lorry while he was off the lead on a walk and stole a paint brush.

“As I was running after him I asked the driver ‘have you seen a Jack Russell’ and he responded ‘yes I have, he just stole my paint brush’.

“A little while longer I found Olly sitting in the back of the lorry. He had brought the paint brush back to the men.”

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