Zentarr Elizabeth

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Zentarr Elizabeth
Other name(s) Elizabeth
Species Canis lupus familiaris
Breed Lhasa Apso
Sex Female
Born (2005-01-29) January 29, 2005 (age 12)[1]
Title Best In Show at Crufts (2012)
Predecessor Sh Ch. Vbos The Kentuckian (Flat-Coated Retriever)
Successor Ch. Soletrader Peek A Boo (Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen)
Owner Margaret Anderson
  • Ch. Fengola Simply WKD (sire)
  • Ch. Zentarr Madonna (dam)

Ch. Zentarr Elizabeth (born 29 January 2005), also known as Elizabeth, is a Lhasa Apso show dog bred and handled by Margaret Anderson who won Best in Show at Crufts in 2012. She also placed third at the Eukanuba World Challenge in 2011.

Show histories[edit]

Elizabeth was Reserve Best in Show at the Midland Lhasa Apso Association conformation show in April 2009.[2] She was breed leader in the Dog World (newspaper) / Arden Grange Top dog competitions in 2009 [3] and Best in Show at the British Utility Breeds Association championship show in 2010.[4]

Elizabeth won the qualifying heat of the Champion Stakes at West of England Ladies Kennel Society show in April 2011 under judge Albert Wight.[5] This in turn qualified the dog for the 2011 Eukanuba Champion Stakes near Kenilworth along with 25 dogs from other shows around the country. The 25 were broken up into five randomly assigned groups of five to be judged against the breed standards for each breed, with the winner from each of those group going forward to the final. She qualified for the final along with the Bichon Frise Ch. Pamplona Bring Me Sunshine, the Bearded Collie Ch. Senglas Indiana Jones, West Highland White Terrier Ch. Lamsmore Fitzwritin and the Pointer Sh Ch. Kiswahili Martin at Kanix. Elizabeth was once more victorious and after her owner confirmed the dog had a pet passport, qualified for the Eukanuba World Challenge in Orlando, Florida in December 2011.[6] Elizabeth first qualified along with eleven other dogs for the final, and finished overall in third place.[7]

In 2011 she was the breed leader in the Dog World (newspaper) / Arden Grange Top Dog competition.[8] She won the utility group at Manchester show in January 2012 [9] and she also won Best of Breed at the South East Lhasa Apso Society show that year.[10] She has been awarded 24 CCs[9]


At Crufts in 2011, she won Best of Breed and went on to place reserve in the Utility Group to the Standard Poodle Ch. Vicmars Rave on JW.[11]

Elizabeth entered Crufts in 2012, along with 21,000 other dogs.[12] She won the Lhasa Apso Best of Breed title and moved on to take the Utility Group, qualifying her for the Best in Show round.[13] Elizabeth lined up in the final against a Newfoundland, a Pomeranian, an Irish Water Spaniel, an Old English Sheepdog and a Norwich Terrier.[14] She defeated the other six dogs in the final to take the title of Best in Show.[15] The title of Reserve Best in Show went to the Newfoundland. Following her victory, she may be retired from conformation shows in the future. Anderson said when questioned about entering Elizabeth in further competitions, "To take her out again to be beaten seems silly somehow".[16] The media response linked Elizabeth's victory with the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, with Paul Calahan of The Independent describing it as "Fittingly in a Diamond Jubilee year".[17]


  1. ^ "Zentarr Elizabeth". American Kennel Club. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "MLAA 25th Championship Show, April 2009". Midland Lhasa Apso Association. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Top Dogs 2009". Dog World. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Lhasa Apso is BIS at BUBA". Our Dogs. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "WELKS results". Fosse Data. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  6. ^ Hill, Graham. "Eukanuba Champion Stakes". Our Dogs. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Country Representatives for the UK & Ireland’s Dream to Reality". Our Dogs. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Top Dogs 2011". Dog World. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  9. ^ a b Scougall, Bonnie. "Crufts Utility group". Dog World. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "South East Lhasa Apso Society Show 2012". South East Lhasa Apso Society. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "DFS Crufts 2011 Results Utility Group Results". Crufts. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  12. ^ "Lhasa is top lassie at Crufts". The Sun. 12 March 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  13. ^ "Elizabeth, queen of Crufts". Yahoo UK News. 11 March 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  14. ^ "Crufts: Lhasa Apso Elizabeth wins Best in Show title". BBC News. 11 March 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  15. ^ "City dog wins Crufts' top prize". Coventry Observer. 12 March 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  16. ^ Taylor, Rosie (12 March 2012). "The Crufts winner this year is... a petite blonde: Seven-year-old Llasa apso beats 21,000 other dogs to be named Best in Show". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  17. ^ Cahalan, Paul (12 March 2012). "Elizabeth takes the Best in Show crown at Crufts". The Independent. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 

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