No paws-ing as Nova wins

Nova, a six- month-old Jack Russell Terrier from Wallsend.
Nova, a six- month-old Jack Russell Terrier from Wallsend.

A Wallsend dog has won a national competition after impressing judges.

Nova, a six-month-old Jack Russell Terrier, won the National Accident Helpline’s #Wunderdogs contest.

Her owner, Elizabeth Mary Ann Eglintine, 23, said: “Nova is very bright and, at six months old, she can already master some agility courses.

“I suffer from a cancer-like condition as well as scoliosis, and although I can’t do a lot of exercise, I can walk Nova and help her with her agility.”

Judges at the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals, the contest’s organiser, said: “We chose Nova as the winner of #Wunderdogs for her bright nature and companionship to her owner Elizabeth.

“We loved the picture and Nova’s dark eyes would encourage us to go for walks too.”

Elsewhere, Dave, a six-month-old cavapoo from Whitley Bay, was highly commended in the puppies section of the competition.

The judges said: “We loved Dave’s photograph of him watching the world outside. We also love that his second favourite past time is going to dog training school.”

Dave’s owner Stacey Marple, 33, said: “People watching is Dave’s third favourite past time.

“His first is running up and down the beach getting sandy and trying to keep up with seagulls.

“His second favourite past time is going to K9 dog training school, North Shields.

“Each weekend, he also goes to puppy agility, where he loves going around the course and meeting other dogs.

“Dave is the most loving, attentive puppy and his gorgeous teddy bear looks get him attention everywhere he goes.”