She was found dead by her
kennels in Testworth, near
A celebrity dog walker who appeared
on the hit BBC show The Apprentice
has been found dead near her
Lucy Kennedy, 56, owned a company
called Happy Dogs which would train,
walk and groom dogs typically
owned by celebrities.
Thames Valley Police is treating her
death as unexplained, but not
suspicious and the case has been
passed to the coroner.
In 2012, she was in an episode of
The Apprentice which focused on the
candidates making dog food during
On her website, it said the company
has trained dogs for appearances in
television shows, adverts, magazines
A number of the dogs they have
looked after and trained have
appeared on BBC1, BBC2, ITV,
Channel 4 and Sky One.
It says: ‘Lucy organises dog photo
shoots for fashion shows,
advertising, magazines, films and
One of her neighbours told the
newspaper Ms Kennedy was a ‘lovely
woman’ and a ‘local celebrity.
They said: ‘It has come as a real
shock because she was still quite
After the details were passed to the
Oxfordshire coroner, an inquest was
opened and adjourned earlier this
month. The full hearing will take
place next year.
Ms Kennedy, who was the owner of
the company, used to train
competition horses and worked with
dogs professionally for 15 years.
She graduated from Sussex
University after studying animal
psychology, specialising in dog
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