A HUDDERSFIELD hound is hoping to be crowned top dog in a national competition.
Jasmine, a collie cross, is taking part in the RSPCA Dog of the Year grand final tomorrow.
The show is for dogs rescued and re-homed by the RSPCA.
Jasmine was picked up by RSPCA dog wardens in December 2002.
She was covered in fleas, had matted hair and was desperately underweight.
But Jasmine was taken home from Marina Kennels at Leeds Road by Caroline Dyson, of Knaresborough Road in Fartown, last September.
The two-year-old pooch is now happy, healthy and enjoying life with Caroline, her husband Jez and children Joe, 15 and Emily, 13.
Jasmine is also attending training sessions at Courteous Canines in Birkenshaw.
And she raised money for Tia Greyhound Rescue by doing sponsored tricks.
Caroline said: "She's very bright. She's brilliant. She's learning tricks and did some sponsored ones for Tia.
"At dog shows you see a lot of good people working really hard for animals like Jasmine and I always want to support them. They do a wonderful job."
Jasmine narrowly missed out on the finals of last year's RSPCA Dog of the Year show but this year, she is among 23 finalists from the north of England.
Ninety-three heats were held across the UK to find the finalists.
The final takes place at Gonsal Farm in Shrewsbury.