The Best In Show category at Crufts is the highlight of the yearly dog show, but this year one dog stood out not for his win, but for his name.
His name is Alan.
OMG. One of the dogs in the #Crufts final is called Alan. I love it.
— Ruth Davidson (@RuthDavidsonMSP) March 12, 2017
#Crufts come on Alan the Lakeland Terrier (we like dogs who look like dogs)
— Ian Smith (@Iancfp) March 12, 2017
Alan is but a simple dog from the West Midlands, a humble Lakeland Terrier. His modesty stood out especially when most other dogs there had names like this…
Fantasa Smirnoff Ice.
Now back to Alan. Look at him. LOOK AT ALAN!
— cosmicmindcomics (@cosmic_k8) March 12, 2017
But Alan didn’t win this year. Alan was robbed of his title by an American Cocker Spaniel, who was unfortunately not named Alan (he’s called Miami).
— Amy Johnson (@Hairlesswhisper) March 12, 2017
It’s almost the same injustice felt as when Eric the Pekingese lost at Crufts last year.
— Miss L (@ProResting) March 12, 2017
However, there’s hope for Alan, as Eric’s legacy has remained in our hearts and in our tweets after all this time, proving that everybody loves an underdog.