Five of the UK's largest animal welfare charities are joining forces to present five agility teams of disadvantaged dogs at the Crufts show this week. Each team will be made up of rehomed dogs who were rescued by Battersea Dogs Home, The Blue Cross, the National Canine Defence League, RSPCA and Wood Green Animal Shelters. All the dogs entered have been ill-treated and show that rescued dogs can do just as well as the pedigrees. Stars of the show include Maisy, who was kept in a shed for the first eight weeks of her life, Monty, the RSPCA's dog of the year, and Rayne, a deaf dog from Battersea Dogs Home.

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