Daniel and Yogi win 2006 Friends for Life

Daniel George, and his partner dog Yogi, were voted winners of the 2006 Friends for Life competition, at Crufts on Sunday.

Yogi has been helping twelve year old Daniel, who has Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy, for the past eighteen months. Thanks to training by the charity Dogs for the Disabled, Yogi has given Daniel a new lease of independence.

“I used to feel like I was trapped in a box and unable to get out. Yogi is my best friend; I couldn’t imagine life without him. He’s there to help whenever I need him and makes me smile whenever I feel sad,” Daniel told Dogs for the Disabled.

Yogi’s amazing abilities include helping Daniel to take his socks off, pulling his duvet back on should it come off in the night and barking if Daniel falls.

Daniel and Yogi received an astounding 80% of the 144,000 votes amde by viewers of the BBC’s Crufts coverage. During an emotional ceremony in Crufts’ main ring, Ben Fogle presented the pair with their award, climaxing in a standing ovation from the crowd.

You can find out more about Daniel, Yogi and the work of Dogs for the Disabled at www.dogsforthedisable.org

  • jan

    Very inspirational story. Dogs want to do so much to be more than be pampered house pets.

  • i like yogi

  • can you send me a picture of him

  • kelsa george (daniels sister)

    hi daniel i love ur story and i love yogi well ov corse i love him hes my dog aswell

    love u loads kelsa xx

  • Hello, im a close friend of daniel & all his family, i have just opened a website & fund for this remarkable young man, please have a look, http://www.thedanielgeorgefund.com

  • sophie furlong

    am kelsas best mate and ya storys mint daniel and that your a mint and funny lad

    sophie xx