Is Ashleigh Butler at Crufts 2019, what’s her dog called and when did she win BGT?


ASHLEIGH Butler shot to fame with her dog Pudsey when the pair of them won Britain’s Got Talent.

But what else is there to know about her? And when did Pudsey pass away?

Ashleigh Butler and Pudsey were the stars of Britain’s Got Talent 2012.
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Who is Ashley Butler?

Ashleigh, 24, was born February 7, 1995 and is a dog trainer and dancer.

She shot to fame as one half of Ashleigh and Pudsey – a British dog trick act.

Together with her adorable dog Pudsey the pair won Britain’s Got Talent in 2012.

Following their BGT success they went on to do a Pudsey movie and also theatre shows across the UK.

Pudsey competed in his last Crufts competition in March 2017, and Ashleigh got teary eyed as her dog, full name Pudsey Bear, completed his final run.

Pudsey became a household name thanks to his dancing skills on BGT
Pudsey became a household name but passed away in 2017
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When did Pudsey pass away?

The Sun revealed on July 21, 2017, that Pudsey the dog had died aged 11.

Ashleigh announced the sad news via Instagram, saying she was “heartbroken” to say goodbye.

“I can’t honestly believe I am writing these words. My handsome man has gone, and I don’t know what to do without him.

“My heart is broken, and I don’t know how I’m going to get through this. It hurts so much, that my handsome, incredible Pudsey Bear will never be by my side, where he belongs, again.

“We only had 11 years together, but they were the best years ever. He was my one in a billion dog that will never be replaced.”

She added: “I don’t need to write all of his endless accomplishments on here to prove how incredible he was for me.

“Sleep tight my handsome man, I love you lots xxxx.”

Ashleigh and her new dog Sully
Ashleigh and her new dog Sully

What is Ashleigh’s new dog called?

On November 27, 2018, Ashleigh revealed her “new Pudsey” on Good Morning Britain.

Called Sully, the dog looks almost identical apart from a slick of silver hair.

Ashleigh is now continuing her dog trick act with Sully following Pudsey’s passing.

In March 2018 Ashley and Sully were named champs in the Agility Heat at Crufts 2018.

Will Ashleigh be at Crufts 2019?

After winning last year, Ashleigh will be back at Crufts in 2019 to “give it a go”.

The famous dog show is taking place from March 8, 2019, until Sunday, March 10, 2019.

Writing on Instagram on March 6, 2019. she said: “Its crufts week!!! I know its going to be difficult for me and sully to replicate how amazing he was last year, but we are sure going to give it ago!!!! So excited, if you’re competing, good luck!! If you’re going to spectate, have so much fun, and if you’re not, why not?! (sic).”



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