Ashleigh and Pudsey

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Ashleigh and Pudsey in July 2012

Ashleigh and Pudsey were a British dog trick act, comprising trainer Ashleigh Jade Butler (born 7 February 1995) and Pudsey (28 December 2005 – 21 July 2017). Pudsey was a male Border Collie, Bichon Frise and Chinese Crested powderpuff cross.

They first achieved prominence as contestants in the sixth series of the television talent show Britain's Got Talent, which they won on 12 May 2012, becoming the first ever dog trick act to win the competition. On 21 July 2017, Ashleigh announced that Pudsey had died.[1]

Pudsey died on 21 July 2017 of blood cancer at the age of 21.[2]

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  1. "Ashleigh and Pudsey become first dog trick act to win Britain's Got Talent". The Telegraph. 13 May 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
  2. "Ashleigh and Pudsey win Britain's Got Talent. Sadly little Pudsey passed away on the 21st July 2017, putting an end to this fabulous double act". BBC News. 13 May 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012.

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