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  • dfs Crufts 2011 Friends for Life - Rebecca and Shirley

  • Medical Detection dog, Shirley -- the Labrador which detects low blood sugar levels in seven-year old Rebecca from Northampton who has aggressive type 1 diabetes. She is the first Blood Sugar Detection Dog in the UK to be allowed into a main stream primary school and performs the potentially life saving task of detecting a possible hypoglycaemic attack which could leave Rebecca in a coma. Now, school is much less of a worry and Rebecca's mother, Claire has had the fear taken out of night-times, as Shirley keeps a bedside vigil.

    Call 0844 646 0202 to vote for Rebecca and Shirley

    Calls cost 5p from a BT land line. Calls from other networks may vary and from mobiles will cost considerably more. Details and terms at channel4.com/crufts. Voting closes at 7.30pm on Sunday 13th March 2011.

    For full terms and conditions visit www.channel4.com/crufts

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  • Tags: blood sugar, crufts, dfs crufts 2011, friends for life, medical detection dog, rebecca and shirley, type 1 diabetes
  • dfs Crufts 2011 Friends for Life - Mike and Echo

  • Haiti earthquake dog, Echo -- the Labrador and Search and Rescue Dog with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Dog service was deployed to Haiti after the earthquake in January last year. Despite collapsing due to the searing heat and needing to be put on a drip, he returned to work to help rescue a young girl called Mia, after she was found under the wreckage of a kindergarten.

    Call 0844 646 0204 to vote for Mike and Echo

    Calls cost 5p from a BT land line. Calls from other networks may vary and from mobiles will cost considerably more. Details and terms at channel4.com/crufts. Voting closes at 7.30pm on Sunday 13th March 2011.

    For full terms and conditions visit www.channel4.com/crufts

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  • Tags: crufts, dfs crufts 2011, haiti earthquake, labrador, mike and echo, search and rescue dog
  • dfs Crufts 2011 Friends for Life - Joanne and Kaiser

  • Assistance dog, Kaiser -- the Golden Retriever/Poodle cross and Canine Partners Assistance Dog from Shropshire, who helps his owner, Joanne Day to cope with dystonia. This neurological disorder causes muscle spasms and leaves her body contorted and fixed into abnormal positions, causing others to dub her 'flamingo woman'. Kaiser gives her the confidence to leave the house and meet new people and helps with everyday tasks, such as dressing and picking things up, that Jo otherwise finds difficult to perform.

    Call 0844 646 0201 to vote for Joanne and Kaiser

    Calls cost 5p from a BT land line. Calls from other networks may vary and from mobiles will cost considerably more. Details and terms at channel4.com/crufts. Voting closes at 7.30pm on Sunday 13th March 2011.

    For full terms and conditions visit www.channel4.com/crufts

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  • Tags: canine partners, crufts, dfs crufts 2011, dystonia, friends for life, joanne and kaiser, support dog
  • dfs Crufts 2011 Friends for Life - Grace and Merlin

  • Support dog, Merlin -- the crossbreed which has helped to turn around the life of 10 year old Grace Brown-Griffin from Kent. Grace is autistic and has ADHD and found it very difficult to concentrate or to deal with stressful situations before Merlin came along. Merlin won the Scruffts Family Crossbreed of the Year competition at Discover Dogs in November 2010.

    Call 0844 646 0205 to vote for Grace and Merlin

    Calls cost 5p from a BT land line. Calls from other networks may vary and from mobiles will cost considerably more. Details and terms at channel4.com/crufts. Voting closes at 7.30pm on Sunday 13th March 2011.

    For full terms and conditions visit www.channel4.com/crufts

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  • Tags: adhd, crossbreed, crufts, dfs crufts 2011, grace and merlin, scruffts, support dog
  • dfs Crufts 2011 Friends for Life - Bob and Jake

  • 7/7 sniffer dog, Jake - the Cocker Spaniel and Metropolitan Police Dog helped to keep people free from further harm after the 7/7 London bombings. He risked his life to search the bus wreckage at Tavistock Square and the mile-long route from Russell Square to the bomb-damaged train at Kings Cross, ensuring that the area was safe for paramedics and explosives officers.

    Call 0844 646 0203 to vote for Bob and Jake

    Calls cost 5p from a BT land line. Calls from other networks may vary and from mobiles will cost considerably more. Details and terms at channel4.com/crufts. Voting closes at 7.30pm on Sunday 13th March 2011.

    For full terms and conditions visit www.channel4.com/crufts

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  • Tags: 7-7 bombings, bob and jake, cocker spaniel, crufts, dfs crufts 2011, friends for life, metropolitan police dog, sniffer dog