Skegness greyhound chosen to star in calendar

Freddie the Greyhound poses in his Breed Rescue Calendar image. (Credit the Kennel Club). EMN-141119-130257001
Freddie the Greyhound poses in his Breed Rescue Calendar image. (Credit the Kennel Club). EMN-141119-130257001

A Skegness greyhound has been chosen to star in a 2015 calendar to promote rescue dogs following a competition run by the Kennel Club.

Three-year-old Freddie and his owner Jennifer Williams recently attended the calendar’s launch at Discover Dogs– one of London’s biggest dog events – and were given a free supply of dog food by Eukanuba, the Kennel Club’s partner in pet nutrition.

Despite his newfound fame, life has not always been so glamorous for Freddie, who ended up at a Kennel Club Breed Rescue organisation, Fen Bank Greyhound Sanctuary in Friskney, from the race track last year.

Having initially been rehomed, he returned after eight months due to anxiety issues when left alone.

He was then diagnosed with laryngeal paralysis, a condition which affects the nerves and muscles used to control the larynx.

Luckily for Freddie, Jennifer fell for his bubbly and enthusiastic character and gave him a second chance of happiness.

She said: “Freddie changed my life and I am absolutely chuffed that he has been chosen as September’s dog in the Kennel Club Breed Rescue calendar, helping to raise money for other rescue dogs in 
need.”

The calendar is available to buy from www.thekennel
clubshop.org.uk/for £5 with all proceeds to the Kennel Club Charitable Trust.