|Breed||Mixed Breed Collie|
|Known for||finding the missing Jules Rimet Trophy|
|National Canine Defence League (silver medal)|
The trophy had been stolen during a rare public stamp exhibition at Westminster Central Hall, on the afternoon of Sunday 20 March, just four months before the 1966 FIFA World Cup in England was scheduled to kick-off. The thief ignored rare stamps with a value of £3 million to steal the trophy, which was generally thought to be worth far less. Police subsequently received a £15,000 ransom demand, accompanied by the cup from the top of the trophy. However, when they arrested the man who had mailed the package, the police determined that he was a middleman, and the real culprit was never identified. Nevertheless, the rest of the trophy was found just seven days later wrapped in newspaper at the bottom of a suburban garden hedge in Beulah Hill, South Norwood, South London, by Pickles while taking a walk with his owner David Corbett. When England won the trophy, as a reward, Pickles was invited to the celebration banquet and was allowed to lick his owner's bowl. His owner collected a £6,000 reward (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £169,000 in 2009). The thief was never caught. Suspicion of involvement was attached briefly to David Corbett.
Pickles died in 1967 when he choked on his lead while chasing a cat. He was buried in his owner's back garden  and his collar is on display in the National Football Museum in Manchester. An entirely fictional version of the story was told in a 2006 ITV drama written by Michael Chaplin, called Pickles: The Dog Who Won The World Cup. He was voiced by Harry Enfield.
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- The Sunday Times Illustrated History Of Football Reed International Books Limited. 1996. p.133 ISBN 1-85613-341-9
- "The Canine Sherlock Holmes". The world's strangest mysteries. New York: Gallery Books. 1987. p. 545. ISBN 0-8317-9678-2.
- Fleckney, Paul (10 June 2006). "How Pickles the dog dug up the accursed World Cup". This Is Local London. Retrieved 2 February 2007.
- Tribute to Pickles, Lost & Fond
- Pickles: The Dog Who Won the World Cup (2006) (TV), IMDB