Asked By: Tyler Baker Date: created: Oct 25 2023

Which Crufts boxer won best of breed 2023

Answered By: Christopher Cox Date: created: Oct 26 2023

At this year’s annual dog show, Stephen Gething from Sheffield and his Boxer, Tucker, won the Best of Breed accolade on day two of the event.

Who won the agility at Crufts 2023?

Martin and Selfie bossed their agility run on the final. day of #Crufts 2023, to become this year’s Small. Agility Competition Winners 🏆

Who is judging Crufts 2023 best in show?

Interview with Best in Show judge Stuart Mallard Crufts 2023 Best in Show judge Stuart Mallard The below interview first appeared in the February 2023 Kennel Gazette. To read the full interview please visit to purchase your issue of The Kennel Gazette.

  1. Combining a love of art with dogs Talented artist and Crufts 2023 Best in Show judge Stuart Mallard is respected at home and abroad and has been involved in the world of pedigree dogs for many years here in the UK and on the continent.
  2. Congratulations on your appointment at Crufts.
  3. You must be really looking forward to the big day? I am, it’s a great honour and I feel very fortunate.

It is the greatest dog show and the shop window for pedigree dogs. How many times have you officiated at the show before? I’ve had the privilege to judge 32 breeds, the first being Old English Sheepdogs in 1993. In 2007-8 I judged the Pastoral and Working groups respectively.

  • From the Working group I sent forward the Giant Schnauzer, Ch Jafrak Philippe Olivier, who went on to win Best in Show in 2008.
  • What attracted you to the breeds you have owned and shown? I have always loved animals and kept various species and breeds since childhood.
  • A school friend had a pet Old English Sheepdog that I adored.

Later, when I was getting my first dog, it had to be an Old English Sheepdog. I imported a Bichon Frise from France (Vasti). She was in whelp and delivered a litter of four and so began my involvement with Bichons Frises. Have you had any memorable wins? Winning Best in Show at the Ladies’ Kennel Association in 1974 with Ch Lameda Perfect Pal (Guy), an Old English Sheepdog; Ch Longdorhams Folly By George, also an Old English Sheepdog, won the Herders Honden (Pastoral) group at the Amsterdam Winner Show in 1982, I believe.

  1. Winning the first UK Challenge Certificate with Best of Breed in Bouviers at Crufts in 1988 under the late Bobby James with Ch King Elke van het Molengat at Tuckles was so exciting.
  2. My partner, Rod Oldham, and I had many memorable occasions making up Ch Tuckles Mighty Midge, a Tibetan Terrier.
  3. You’re an artist and your annual exhibitions are eagerly anticipated.

What made you pursue this path and which artists are your greatest influence? I’ve drawn or painted since childhood. My art teacher was replaced by a tall, beautiful young woman. We sort of formed a bond. One day she asked if I’d considered studying art, which I hadn’t, but she planted the seed.

  1. It’s always interesting to hear what dog people have done in a professional capacity.
  2. Can you share this with us and has it helped in your judging career? My life has been varied and full.
  3. I have owned a boarding kennel and for a short period was secretary of Beckenham Canine Association.
  4. The three constants have been, and are, my partner, the whole of the canine world and my art.

Painting contributes hugely to my judging knowledge because I dissect everything under the surface but in a very detailed manner in my own time. Life in general, your experiences, the people you meet all have a bearing on who you are and how you judge.

Has any dog won Crufts twice?

1.1930/31 – English Cocker Spaniel, Luckystar of Ware – This handsome chap was awarded Best in Show not once but twice – retaining the title in 1931 – and the spaniel excellence didn’t stop with him Two other dogs from the “of Ware” kennel also did the double and scooped Best in Show at Crufts twice in their lives.

Who won the dog show in May 2023?

Buddy Holly, the petit basset griffon Vendéen, wins best in show at Westminster Dog Show Buddy Holly, the petit basset griffon Vendéen, has been named best in show at the – the to win the prestigious contest’s top prize. The PBGV, who earlier Tuesday won the hound group, charmed judges with his confidence and calm demeanor. This year’s result was something of an upset: Winston the French bulldog was the crowd favorite heading into the final round of judging and was looking to claim the top spot after being named best in show reserve at Westminster in 2022. This year’s runner-up title went to, the exceedingly hairy, pocket-sized winner of the toy group.

Westminster is one of the in the US, second only to the Kentucky Derby. Since 1877 – before the American Kennel Club even existed – canines from the frequently winning wire fox terrier and prissy poodle to the bug-eyed boxer and devoted Doberman have vied for best in show. from 210 breeds were expected to compete this week, per the Westminster Kennel Club.

The canine competitors first face off against other dogs of their breed, during which they’re judged against American Kennel Club breed standards, and the best of the breed goes on to group judging. Dogs are divided into seven groups: Terrier, toy, herding, hound, working, sporting and non-sporting.

What is the biggest dog show in the world?

Crufts attracts over 18,000 competitors alongside hundreds of thousands of visitors each year and is broadcast to an international television audience.

What breed of dog won best in show?

Who were some of the other winners at the Westminster Dog Show in 2023? – While Buddy Holly took home the ultimate Best in Show prize, there were a few other unforgettable Westminster dog show moments within smaller categories, including some famous returns from runner-ups of years past. Sarah Stier/Getty Images

Rummie the Pekingese won Best in Toy Group

Sarah Stier/Getty Images

Winston the French Bulldog won Best in Non-Sporting Group

Ribbon the Australian Shepherd won Best in Herding Group

Winston won runner-up in Best in Show in 2022, and had he won this year, he would have also made history as the first French Bulldog to take the top prize. This is his second year in a row to win best within his group, and he even outright won The National Dog Show in November 2022. Sources:

Press Release: The 147th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show ABC News : “Owner speaks out after dog makes history with Westminster win” CNN : “Buddy Holly, the petit basset griffon Vendéen, wins best in show at Westminster Dog Show” Bleacher Report : “Westminster Dog Show 2023 Results: Best of Breed Winners and Monday Recap”

Which dog has won Crufts the most?

Since then the English Cocker Spaniel is the breed with most success in the competition, winning seven rosettes, followed by the Irish Setter, Standard Poodle and Welsh Terrier, with four wins apiece. Here are the perfect pooches who have been awarded the sought-after trophy since 2005.

Asked By: Anthony Gray Date: created: Mar 19 2024

Has a boxer ever won Crufts Best in Show

Answered By: Miles Garcia Date: created: Mar 20 2024

Champion Marbelton Desperate Dan ‘CRUFTS’ Best of Breed winner 1971, 1973 &1975 – This kennel has a success rate at this, the worlds most famous dog show, unsurpassed by any other kennel, in the history of the Boxer, in the United Kingdom. The big wins started in 1960 when MARBELTON MOONRAKER (Pictured below at just 5 months old) won the reserve dog Challenge Certificate. Another reserve Challenge Certificate was won in 1968 by CH. MARBELTON DOUBLE O SEVEN(pictured Below). In 1970 came the first of the Best of Breed with CH. MARBELTON DOUBLE O SEVEN. 1971 saw the first of a phenomenal run of Best of Breed with CH.MARBELTON DESPERATE DAN who repeated this success in 1973 and 1975.1974 under Marian Fairbrother, saw DESPERATE DAN’S daughter, MARBELTON TYZACK’S SUPER TROUPER win her first Challenge Certificate (pictured below). 1979 CH. MARBELTON PEEPSHOW won the Res CC under Judge Mrs Pat Heath In 1984 Ch Moljon dream Again At Marbelton won Best of Breed at Crufts. In 1986 one of this kennels most famous Boxers CH.MARBELTON DRESSED TO KILL (Pictured below) was strongly fancied to go all the way at the show, for in the previous year he had been the Top Working Dog, and third Top Dog all breeds in the whole of the U.K. He was Best of Breed but didn’t get through the Working Group. In 1988 CH.MARBELTON BURLEY CHASSIS (Below) won the reserve Bitch Challenge Certificate. She was also the top boxer 1988 & Cotswold Boxer Of year. 1994 was unique we won the double i.e both Challenge Certificate and Best of Breed.CH.MARBELTON PRINCESS was Best of Breed (Pictured Below) and GAYFORSE MILITARY FASHION OF MARBELTON (Below left) won the dog Challenge Certificate.As an added bonus MARBELTON DEADLY EARNEST (Below right) won the reserve dog Challenge Certificate. In 1999 CH.DAZZLING DISPLAY AT MARBELTON (Below)won the reserve bitch Challenge Certificate whilst the Best Boxer Puppy was DONNYMOOR MAKE ME SMILE FOR MARBELTON. Pictured below is Marbelton Fair to Midlin’ (on the right) after winning Best Puppy In Breed and the Reserve CC at Crufts 2003. His Sire Ch Hilthorn Gold Blend (left) winning the CC and Best of Breed. Champion Marbelton Wait And See winning Bitch C.C. Judge Mrs Renee Sporre-Willes (Sweden) SEE SOME OF OUR TOP IMPORTS>>> Copyright; Marbelton Kennels 1955-2006

How much is Crufts prize money?

So, how much does the Best in Show winner at Crufts actually win? A token prize of just £100, plus their own replica of the trophy, which is only silver coloured. Showing dogs – particularly at the highest levels such as Crufts – is very expensive, and it is highly unlikely to make you rich.

Why was there no Bulldog in Crufts 2023?

Bulldog and Shar Pei veterinary checks The Bulldog was not represented in the Utility group at Crufts on Sunday. We have stringent rules in place at shows to ensure that dogs with visible health concerns do not go forward in the competition and the Bulldog failed its show veterinary check, so was not represented in the group at Crufts 2023.

The veterinary checks are in place to look for any visible signs of health concerns for all group winning dogs at Crufts, and also for the winners of breeds – including the Bulldog – for which there are health concerns.It should be noted that Respiratory Function Grading scheme results analysed ahead of the event show that more than 80% of Bulldogs entered at Crufts 2023, and RFG scheme assessed, were clinically unaffected by BOAS, with results of either grade 0 or 1.Elsewhere, the Shar Pei was deemed to be unfit to go forward into the group, following the veterinary check given to all those going into the group judging – and so was not represented in the Utility group.

: Bulldog and Shar Pei veterinary checks

Which dog won gundog at Crufts 2023?

Lagotto Romagnolo from Croatia wins place in Crufts Best in Show final Orca, a Lagotto Romangnolo from Croatia, and her handler Javier Gonzalez Mendikote won the Gundog group title at Crufts 2023 today (Thursday 9 March), qualifying them for one of just seven places in the Best in Show final on Sunday evening.

People around Britain and the world will be watching to see which dog is crowned Best in Show, as the final is shown live on Channel 4 and available to be streamed on the official, Crufts takes place from 9 -12 March 2023 at the NEC, Birmingham.

Over 19,000 dogs will compete over the next three days for one of just seven places in the Crufts final and a chance to win the most celebrated title in the world of dogs. Proud handler Javier Gonzalez Mendikote said: “It is absolutely amazing, it is such a pleasure to win on the famous green carpet.

  • Orca is such a happy dog, she is always wagging her tail and she made my part in this easy.
  • We are very excited for Best in Show.”Owner Ante Lucin said of the win: “I feel very emotional.
  • Orca was second in group at Crufts in 2020, she was the second top dog in the States.
  • She loves showing, she loves people, she is a once in a lifetime dog.
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We drove for 25 hours to be here and there will be a lot of celebrations tonight.”Vanessa McAlpine, Crufts Show Manager, said: “Many congratulations to Orca and Javier on winning the Gundog group title today. Earning a spot in the Best in Show final is an incredible achievement and the pair should be extremely proud of the hard work and wonderful bond they demonstrated this evening.

How many dogs were at Crufts 2023?

Crufts will welcome well over 24,000 dogs this year, taking part in a wide variety of competitions and displays over the four days of the world’s most famous dog show, which takes place at the NEC Birmingham on 9 – 12 March, celebrating man’s best friend.

The overall entry is almost 3,000 dogs more than at last year’s show. Crufts is set to be another exciting event, with over 200 pedigree dog breeds in contention for the famous Best in Show trophy, which will be awarded live on Channel 4 on the evening of Sunday 12 March. The number of breeds competing continues to grow, adding to the diversity of the event.

This year, Bavarian Mountain Hounds will be shown in their own classes for the first time, where six dogs are entered. The great favourite with British families, the Labrador Retriever, has drawn the largest entry for an individual breed, with 537 dogs.

  1. This is just ahead of the Golden Retriever (491) which held that distinction at Crufts last year.
  2. The show continues to maintain its international flavour and this year has attracted an entry of 3,457 dogs from overseas, with France leading the way with 398 dogs, just ahead of last year’s frontrunner Italy (387).

Other countries to attract entries of 150 dogs or more are: Republic of Ireland (333), Germany (332), the Netherlands (307), Belgium (211), Poland (210), Sweden (196), Czech Republic (160) and Spain (151). In total, more than 19,000 dogs will be competing for just seven places in the show’s finale, representing each of the individual groups.

The highest number of dogs in a single breed set to compete in each group is as follows: • Gundog: Labrador Retriever – 537 • Working: Newfoundland – 174 • Pastoral: Border Collie – 291 • Terrier: Staffordshire Bull Terrier – 349 • Hound: Whippet – 400 • Utility: Dalmatian – 237 • Toy: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel – 260 The following breeds, in addition to those mentioned above with 200 or more entries, have also exceeded that number: Cocker Spaniel (362), Flat Coated Retriever (335), Irish Setter (290), Border Terrier (251), Rhodesian Ridgeback (251), Bearded Collie (235), Shetland Sheepdog (230), Beagle (224), Bulldog (223), French Bulldog (213), Pug (207) and Pointer (205).

In contrast, the Komondor and the Swedish Lapphund have drawn just one entry apiece, which highlights the fact that the show is a true celebration of all dogs, from the well-known to the highly unusual. As well as the breed class judging which leads to Best in Show, visitors will be able to watch some of the world’s finest dogs and handlers in action across a range of disciplines including agility, obedience, heelwork to music and flyball.

The Obedience Championships for bitches are on Saturday, with dogs on Sunday. In Agility, the Intermediate and Large Championships are on the Thursday, with the Small and Medium Championships on the Sunday. Other highlights of a busy programme taking place in the Resorts World Arena are The Kennel Club Hero Dog Award, which celebrates those dogs in our lives that provide lifetime service, support, love and devotion, and the final of the nation’s favourite crossbreed competition, Scruffts.

Tom Mather, Crufts Chairman, said: “Crufts offers something for everyone and this year looks like being no exception. Visitors to the show will be able to see dogs and their handlers taking part in a variety of activities and displays and we would urge anyone looking to buy a puppy to visit the ever-popular Discover Dogs area where they will be able to meet the breeds up close.

“We are delighted that the show has attracted an entry of almost 3,000 dogs more than last year, when the dog world was slowly getting back in the frame after a hiatus caused by the pandemic and other factors which presented exhibitors with fewer opportunities to qualify their dogs. Let us all hope that entries continue to gain even more momentum in the coming months so that we can all face the future with increasing optimism, not just for Crufts but for all canine events.

“Of course, Crufts would not be Crufts without our exhibitors. We thank everybody who has entered the show and look forward to welcoming all the dogs and their owners, who make Crufts such a wonderful event, whether it is those who have been loyally returning year after year or those who are experiencing the show for the first time.” Click here to view a full list of entries in each breed.

Who is the famous singer at Crufts 2023?

The former star of a Liverpool soul group which skyrocketed to fame in the 70s and 80s has taken home one of Crufts’ coveted first place awards. Chris Amoo, a founding member of The Real Thing whose biggest hits included “You to Me Are Everything”, “Can’t Get By Without You”, and “Can You Feel the Force?”, won the Hound group title at Crufts 2023 with his beloved Irish Wolfhound, Paris, yesterday, March 11.

  1. This means his five-year-old canine, whose registered name is Ch Sade Paris, qualifies to compete in tonight’s Best in Show final.
  2. READ MORE: Historic Liverpool pub that was ‘boss back in the day and still is’ Chris, whose Afghan Hound Viscount Grant won the Crufts Best in Show title in 1987, said his win was “absolutely unbelievable” I can’t explain it.

It’s great, it’s amazing.” He added that Crufts was “the best dog show in the world, without a shadow,” and that Paris was “a very special dog”. The Real Thing lead singer Chris Amoo seen here shortly after his Afghan hound Viscount Grant won Crufts 19th February 1987 The soul legend has appeared at dog shows several times in the past, both as a competitor and a judge. In Crufts 2013, his Afghan Hound won third place in its category.

Asked By: Elijah Gray Date: created: May 31 2023

Has a German shepherd ever won Crufts

Answered By: Simon Phillips Date: created: Jun 01 2023

Here’s a round-up of Crufts’ five most shocking moments: – 1. Jagger is poisoned and killed. It’s claimed as many as six dogs may have been poisoned at this year’s Crufts http://t.co/uAJ0c2smCE pic.twitter.com/kMxZjenkNF — Sky News (@SkyNews) March 10, 2015 In 2015, a 3-year-old Irish setter named Jagger tragically died from poisoning hours after competing at Crufts.

  • To this day, we don’t know who was responsible or whether the pup was poisoned at the event or after returning home to Belgium.
  • Five other dogs reportedly became sick at Crufts that same year, and poisoning allegations had been made in previous years, too.2.
  • Crufts winner kills puppies in freezer.
  • Dog breeder stuffs 8 newborn puppies into freezer to kill them https://t.co/TtauqMhm7f pic.twitter.com/kVnPinGXHq — I Love Dogs (@theilovedogs) March 4, 2017 Dog breeder Margaret Peacock – who had previously collected awards at Crufts – admitted to putting eight puppies in a freezer to kill them and beating a ninth to death with a tin opener.

She reportedly also confessed that the puppies’ parents were brother and sister and that she killed all nine because she suspected they might have “genetic mutations”. Despite her cruel acts, she’s still allowed to breed and keep animals on her property.3.

Nopa is picked up by the tail. American breeder Rebecca Cross picked up her Scottish terrier, Knopa, by the neck and tail after winning the “Best in Show” award in 2015. Unsurprisingly, this rough handling sparked outrage, as pressure on the neck can close dogs’ airways, causing them to choke, and pulling the tail can result in nerve and muscle damage.

Lifting up dogs this way is cruel, painful, and unnecessary – they aren’t dolls.4. German shepherd with deformities struggles to walk. Tori, a German shepherd who was bred to have a back so abnormally sloped that it impedes the movement of her hind legs – resulting in what looks like a painful and permanent limp – was crowned “Best of Breed” in 2016.

It beggars belief that a dog who can barely drag herself around the judge’s circuit could win any award. But this is far from an isolated occurrence at Crufts – where rewarding humans for inflicting painful and sometimes life-threatening deformities on dogs is the name of the game.5. Overwhelmed Tinks is ridiculed.

Four-year-old papillon Tinks was laughed at by the audience and ridiculed by commentators during an agility contest. Even though he appeared frightened and overwhelmed by the noisy environment, his handler repeatedly urged him towards the first hurdle.

What celebrities are at Crufts 2023?

Balding will be joined by Sophie Morgan, who made her Crufts debut last year, and Radzi Chinyanganya. Other guest presenters include vet Dr Paul Manktelow, dog trainer Ashleigh Butler, pet nutritionist and assistance dog advocate Chloé Fuller, and dog behaviourist Chirag Patel.

Has a poodle won Crufts?

Standard Poodle from Bristol wins special anniversary award at world’s most famous dog show Jake, a Standard Poodle from Bristol, owned by Philip Langdon, has won the 150 th Anniversary Celebration Stakes competition final at Crufts 2023 on Thursday 9 March.

  • The competition was held to mark the 150 th anniversary of The Kennel Club, and saw eight dogs parade in the Resorts World Arena at the NEC in Birmingham.
  • All eight had qualified for the stakes by winning Best in Show at a general championship show in the UK during 2022.
  • Jake (whose Kennel Club name is Ch Huffish Rewrite The Stars with Atastar (Imp Swe) is four years old and he and Philip wowed judge Zena Thorn-Andrews in the exciting final.

Philip said: “I am over the moon to win this special competition to celebrate The Kennel Club’s 150th anniversary, I can’t believe it. Jake is just like any other dog, he leads an easy lifestyle, we go for walks in the Cotswolds, he comes cycling with me – and this is just a wow moment.

  • We have had a great year, winning three other shows in 2022 but nothing competes with going into the Main Arena at Crufts, it is scary but incredible.
  • This is Jake’s last show, as he is going into retirement after this, so it’s just amazing.” Vanessa McAlpine, Crufts Show Manager, said: “Congratulations to Jake and Philip for their fantastic win.

The calibre of all eight finalists were incredibly strong, but the pair’s wonderful bond was clear to see and they are so deserving of their award. “This is a very exciting milestone year for The Kennel Club, and the Celebration Stakes was a fantastic event to mark such a special occasion.

This really was a star-studded line-up, and all eight should be so proud of the hard work they demonstrated in the ring.” Runner-up in the 150 th Anniversary Celebration Stakes final was the Basset Griffon Vendéen (Grand), Getme (Dutch Ch Forget-Me-Not v Tum-Tum’s Vriendjes (ATC Netherlands), aged five, owned by Anouk and Gwen Huikeshoven from The Netherlands.

The six other dogs competing in the final were as follows:

Border Terrier, Ch Otterbobs Tolson, Mr J & Mrs H Gilpin Deerhound, Ch Ormanstar Dark Shadow, Mrs S Taylor Dobermann, Ch Manzart Wise Guy, Mrs A Everley & Mr N Hughes Great Dane, Ch Selmalda Jealous Guy (AI), Ms L & Mr A Chappell Weimaraner, Sh Ch Gunalt Hendricks, Messrs D Alcorn & G Ingram Whippet, Ch Crème Anglaise’s Irish Cream (ATC Netherlands), Messrs J W Akerboom & K van der Schaaf

Crufts is taking place from 9 -12 March 2023 at the NEC, Birmingham. : Standard Poodle from Bristol wins special anniversary award at world’s most famous dog show

Asked By: Colin Ross Date: created: Apr 14 2023

Has a golden retriever ever won Best in Show

Answered By: Alfred Ward Date: created: Apr 14 2023

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has so far been anything but a popularity contest. It’s by design. A show dog who matches her standards and has a special X-factor should do well regardless of her breed. It’s why a Scottish deerhound and an affenpinscher —two relatively little-known dogs—have won Best in Show at America’s oldest dog show.

  1. But it’s still curious that out of 115 Best in Show winners, none are members of the country’s three most popular breeds : the French bulldog, Labrador retriever, and golden retriever,
  2. Some have gotten close over the last century and a half, but the dogs with the biggest fanbases still go home empty pawed.

Why? Some think their popularity works against them or they’re not flashy enough, Others say Labradors’ strict set of standards makes it hard for them to progress. When asked why the popular breeds hadn’t won, Desmond Murphy, a conformation show judge for 47 years, replied, “I really don’t know.” Perhaps the (albeit unsatisfactory) answer? It’s simply hard to win Westminster.

Has a Rottweiler ever won Crufts?

Over the years, countless Varenka Rottweilers have competed at Crufts and many have gained that coveted 1st place win in their class.

What is the new Breed of dog at Crufts 2023?

Crufts 2023 qualifications for entry of dogs Published on 12 April 2022 at 5:12pm Crufts 2023 will take place on the 9 – 12 March at The NEC, Birmingham. Groups are scheduled as follows:

  • Thursday 9 March – Gundog
  • Friday 10 March – Working & Pastoral
  • Saturday 11 March – Terrier & Hound
  • Sunday 12 March – Utility & Toy
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Qualifications are unchanged from the 2022 show with the addition of Bavarian Mountain Dogs who will have their own classes for the first time. Dogs will also be able to qualify for Crufts 2023 by winning ‘Best Puppy’ and ‘Best of Breed’ at a Championship Show for non Challenge Certificate and Import Register breeds.

  • (1) If it is a Champion, Show Champion, Field Trial Champion, Working Trial Champion, Obedience Champion or Agility Champion under the rules of The Kennel Club.
  • (2) If it is entered in The Kennel Club Stud Book, or qualifies for entry in The Kennel Club Stud Book by 23 January 2023.
  • (3) If it is entered in The Kennel Club Stud Book, or qualifies for entry in The Kennel Club Stud Book by 23 January 2023 through Field Trials or Working Trials.
  • (4) If it has won any of the following prizes in a breed class (as defined in The Kennel Club regulations for the Definitions of Classes at Championship Shows) at a championship show, where Challenge Certificates were offered for the breed between 24 January 2022 and 23 January 2023.
    • i. First, Second or Third in Minor Puppy Class
    • ii. First, Second or Third in Puppy Class
    • iii. First, Second or Third in Junior Class
    • iv. First, Second or Third in Yearling Class
    • v. First, Second or Third in Novice Class
    • vi. First, Second or Third in Graduate Class
    • vii. First, Second or Third in Post Graduate Class
    • viii. First, Second or Third in Limit Class
    • ix. First, Second or Third in Open Class
    • x. First, Second or Third in Veteran Class
  • (5) If it has won a First Prize in any breed class at Crufts 2022. (NB This is in addition to those dogs which have qualified in classes listed under a. (4) above).
  • (6) If a Beagle, has won a First Prize at a Hound Show between 24 January 2022 and 23 January 2023 held under the Rules and Regulations of the Masters of Harriers and Beagles Association.
  • (7) If it has been placed 1st – 4th in each Group or 1st – 4th in each Puppy Group at a Premier Open Show held on the Group system between 24 January 2022 and 23 January 2023.
  • (8) If it has won Best in Show, Reserve Best in Show or Best Puppy in Show at a General or Group Open Show between 24 January 2022 and 23 January 2023.

b. Additional entry into breed classes at Crufts 2023 where Challenge certificates are offered. If it has won any of the following prizes at General and Group Championship Shows, scheduled between 24 January 2022 and 23 January 2023 in non-CC classes for breeds normally allocated Challenge Certificates (provided there are more than three breed classes or more than five classes for Stud Book Band E breeds).

  • i. Best of Breed
  • ii. Best Puppy in Breed
  • iii. First, Second or Third in Minor Puppy Class
  • iv. First, Second or Third in Puppy Class
  • v. First, Second or Third in Junior Class
  • vi. First, Second or Third in Yearling Class
  • vii. First, Second or Third in Novice Class
  • viii. First, Second or Third in Graduate Class
  • ix. First, Second or Third in Post Graduate Class
  • x. First, Second or Third in Limit Class
  • xi. First, Second or Third in Open Class
  • xii. First, Second or Third in Veteran Class

c. Entry in breed classes at Crufts 2023 where Challenge certificates are not offered (including Bavarian Mountain Hound). A dog is eligible for entry in breed classes where Challenge Certificates are not offered if it has qualified in any of the following ways under the rules and regulations of The Kennel Club.

  • (1) If it has been declared Best of Sex or Reserve Best of Sex of a breed or gained any of the following Prizes in Breed or Variety Classes at a Championship Show, including Crufts between 24 January 2022 and 23 January 2023.
    • i. Best of Breed
    • ii. Best Puppy in Breed
    • iii. First, Second or Third in Minor Puppy Class
    • iv. First, Second or Third in Puppy Class
    • v. First, Second or Third in Junior Class
    • vi. First, Second or Third in Yearling Class
    • vii. First, Second or Third in Novice Class
    • viii. First, Second or Third in Graduate Class
    • ix. First, Second or Third in Post Graduate Class
    • x. First, Second or Third in Limit Class
    • xi. First, Second or Third in Open Class
    • xii. First, Second or Third in Veteran Class (See note 2.)
  • (2) If it has won a First Prize in any breed class at Crufts 2022 (including AV Imported Register classes). (NB This is in addition to those dogs which have qualified in classes listed under c. (1) above).
  • (3) If it has been placed 1st – 4th in each Group or 1st – 4th in each Puppy Group at a Premier Open Show held on the Group system between 24 January 2022 and 23 January 2023.
  • (4) If it has won Best in Show, Reserve Best in Show or Best Puppy in Show at a General or Group Open Show held between 24 January 2022 and 23 January 2023.

d. Entry into AV imported register classes at Crufts 2023. A dog is eligible if it has been awarded Best of Sex or Reserve Best of Sex or gained any of the following prizes in the Imported Register classes at a General or Group Championship Show held between 24 January 2022 and 23 January 2023.

  • (1)
    • i. Best of Breed
    • ii. Best Puppy in Breed
    • iii. First, Second or Third in Puppy class
    • iv. First, Second or Third in Junior class
    • v. First, Second or Third in Post Graduate class
    • vi. First, Second or Third in Open class
  • (2) If it has won a First Prize in any breed class at Crufts 2022. (NB This is in addition to those dogs which have qualified in classes listed under d. (1) above).
  • (3) If it has been placed 1st – 4th in each Group or 1st – 4th in each Puppy Group at a Premier Open Show held on the Group system between 24 January 2022 and 23 January 2023.
  • (4) If it has won Best in Show, Reserve Best in Show or Best Puppy in Show at a General or Group Open Show held between 24 January 2022 and 23 January 2023.

e. Entry in field classes at VCrufts 2023. A dog is eligible for entry in Field Trial classes for its breed if it has at any time won an award, a Diploma of Merit or a Certificate of Merit in actual competition at a Field Trial held under The Kennel Club or Irish Kennel Club Regulations.f.

  • Entry in special working Gundog classes at Crufts 2023.
  • A dog is eligible for entry in Special Working Gundog classes for its breed if it has at any time been awarded a Working Gundog certificate, a Kennel Club Show Gundog Working Certificate or won an award, Diploma of Merit or Certificate of Merit in competition at a Field Trial held under the rules of any governing body recognised by The Kennel Club.g.

Entry in special working trial classes at Crufts 2023. With the exception of Bloodhounds, a dog is eligible for entry in Working Trial classes for its breed if it has gained a qualification not lower than UD Excellent under Kennel Club Working Trial Regulations.

  • A Bloodhound is eligible for entry in Working Trial classes if it has won a prize at a Working Trial for Bloodhounds held under Kennel Club Working Trial Regulations.h.
  • Obedience Championships at Crufts 2023.
  • A dog is eligible for entry if it has won a Kennel Club Obedience Certificate at a Show held between 24 January 2022 and 23 January 2023.

Overseas qualifications The following qualifications refer to Kennel Club fully recognised breeds only.

  • (1) Any champion from a country with which The Kennel Club has a reciprocal agreement qualifies automatically if it is domiciled in the UK and is on The Kennel Club Breed Register.
  • (2) Any FCI International Beauty Champion and the two Show Champion titles CIB for ‘non-working breeds’ and CIE for ‘working breeds’.
  • (3) Winners of Junior Dog and Junior Bitch classes, plus the Best Dog and the Best Bitch at nominated shows in overseas countries as listed on the Crufts website.
  • (4) Winners of Junior Dog and Junior Bitch classes, plus CACIB Dog and CACIB Bitch at the World Dog Show 2022. Winners of Junior Dog, Junior Bitch, Veteran Dog, Veteran Bitch plus CACIB Dog and CACIB Bitch at the European Dog Show in 2022.
  • (5) USA – (to be confirmed) Winners of Best of Breed, Best of Opposite, Awards of Excellence at the AKC National Championship, December 2022 and in addition, Best of Breed, Best of Opposite, Grand Champion Select Dog and Bitch, Awards of Merit Winners (if offered) and Best Bred by Exhibitor (if offered), at one National Breed Specialty show per breed chosen by the parent breed club and agreed by the AKC.
  • (6) CANADA – The top five dogs from each breed according to the Top Show Dog point system, as well as the Best of Breed, Best of Opposite, Select Dog, Select Bitch and Award of Merit Winners at the National Specialties agreed by the Canadian Kennel Club.
  • (7) AUSTRALIA – (to be confirmed) Shows have been nominated for 2023 in each of the eight states. Winners of Junior Dog and Junior Bitch classes, plus the Best Dog and the Best Bitch to qualify at each show.
  • (8) JAPAN – Winners of Best Dog of each breed (BOB Dog) and Best Bitch of each breed (BOB Bitch), as well as Best Puppy Dog of each breed (BPOB Dog) and Best Puppy Bitch of each breed (BPOB Bitch) at the FCI Japan International Show 2022, 2 & 3 April, Tokyo (JKC Sakura Annual Show).
  • (9) NEW ZEALAND – (to be confirmed) Winners of Junior Dog and Junior Bitch classes, plus the Best Dog and Best Bitch to qualify from the NZKC National Show.
  • (10) GUERNSEY – (to be confirmed) All Group Winners, Best Puppy in Show, Reserve Best Puppy in Show, Best Veteran in Show plus Best Junior in Show from the Spring, Autumn and Winter Open Shows in 2022.
  • (11) JERSEY – All Group Winners, All Puppy Group Winners, All Junior Group Winners plus Best Veteran in Show from three nominated Championship Shows in 2022.
  • (12) HONG KONG – (to be confirmed) Winners of CAC Dog and CAC Bitch for all Kennel Club recognised breeds from the 255th & 258th All Breed Championship Dog Show, in 2022.
  • (13) SOUTH AFRICA – All Challenge Certificate (CC’s) and Best of Breed (BOB) winners at the KUSA Championship Show 2022 (29 May)
  • (14) IRELAND – Winners of Best Junior Dog, Best Junior Bitch, Best Dog and Best Bitch in each Kennel Club recognised breed from the Celtic Winners Show on Saturday 19 March 2022 and the National Centenary Show on Sunday 2 October 2022.

Notes on qualifications

  1. A breed class is a class confined to one breed.
  2. Awards as above qualify a dog for entry at Crufts 2023 only if the class in which the award was gained was not made ‘Special’ in any way, i.e. by age, colour, height, weight, coat, to members of a society, to breeders etc. Wins in sweepstake classes do not qualify, nor do wins in any classes other than those stated above.
  3. Junior and Veteran Champion titles are not recognised by The Kennel Club
  4. In any class scheduled at Crufts 2023 for which an age limit appears in the definition the age is calculated to 9 March 2023.
  5. No entries will be accepted ‘Not for Competition’.
  6. Dogs qualifying after 9 January 2023 can only be entered online.
  7. For a full list of overseas qualifying shows please go to crufts.org.uk.

Competing in the UK Competing with docked or cropped dogs in the UK

  • Docked Dogs – Under law, no docked dogs are permitted to be shown at Crufts.
  • Cropping – No dog with cropped ears is eligible to compete at any Kennel Club licensed event.

Bringing dogs into the UK Crufts exhibitors must ensure that their dogs fully comply with the entry rules for bringing dogs into the UK. In the case of dogs being brought from some countries, this will involve a process which can take a number of months to complete prior to travel to the UK and Crufts.

Asked By: Dennis Perez Date: created: Jul 13 2023

What time are the Crufts finalists on in 2023

Answered By: John Rogers Date: created: Jul 14 2023

Crufts 2023: When is the final and where can I watch it? Published: 10:41 BST, 11 March 2023 | Updated: 19:07 BST, 13 March 2023

  • As the 2023 competition is well and truly underway at the NEC in, dog lovers up and down the country are tuning in to watch competing pooches put their best paws forward.
  • The contest, which is currently run by The Kennel Club and was first held in 1891, opened on Thursday and will conclude on Sunday – and, of course, it will all be broadcast on TV for fans to watch.
  • The show is also split into four main categories: gundog, working and pastoral, terrier and hound, and utility and toy.
  • Hosted by, Crufts will also take a look at the serious side of dog breeding and ownership, with an emphasis on health and welfare.
  • When the competition began in 1891 it was founded by Charles Cruft, a dog biscuit salesman.
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After a whirlwind competition, Crufts 2023 will draw to a close on Sunday, March 12 with the final ‘best in show’ contest being held at 8.30. Pictured: A dog competing with her owner, who is wearing a bright red dress, on day one of the competition

  1. Mr Cruft had had previous experience with dog shows, having been involved with the canine section at the Paris exhibition in 1889.
  2. When he brought the show to the UK two years later at the Albert Hall in Islington, it was considered a resounding success.
  3. After 2,500 submissions were received, the appetite for the competition among the general public was clear.
  4. Dog lover Queen Victoria even entered her pooches in several categories, with the royal dogs picking up three awards.

One of the most moving moments of this year’s competition was when eight-year-old Freya Harris, who has stage 4 cancer, took to the arena to compete with her dog, Echo One dog owner dressed in an eccentric outfit as she and her pooch took to the floor, as she donned a straw hat and a checked waistcoat

  • For more than a century, Crufts has remained the most prestigious dog competition in the world.
  • The first few days of Crufts have already provided some weird and wonderful sights as the competing dogs strutted their stuff and showed off their skills in the arena, with adoring crowds and eagle-eyed judges watching on.
  • Some pooches appear to be able to defy gravity as cameras have caught them mid-air while they zoom over fences and manage to hurl themselves through their owners’ arms.
  • While for the most part, all eyes are on the dogs themselves, the dedicated and zany owners have also raised eyebrows with eccentric outfits.

One woman, pictured coaching her pooch through a routine on Thursday, wore a straw brimmed hat and a multicoloured waistcoat as she and her pooch danced in the arena.And the owners’ outfits aren’t the only ones turning heads, with pooches arriving at the NEC in their very extravagant coats to protect them from the freezing temperatures and snow.

  1. As well as providing light-hearted entertainment for fans, this year’s contest has also produced incredibly moving stories, such as the,
  2. Eight-year-old Freya Harris, from Horncastle in Lincolnshire, who has Wilm’s tumour, a rare form of kidney cancer, competed yesterday with the Australian Shepherd following her diagnosis at the end of 2021.
  3. Freya’s mother Gemma revealed her daughter wanted a dog that she could show at Crufts after she started watching the prestigious dog show on television from a very young age, and decided that one day she would try and compete herself.
  4. After taking to the floor yesterday, Freya and Echo went on to win second place in the reserve in their category.
  5. After a whirlwind competition, the excitement will wrap up tomorrow, Sunday, 12 March, on its final day at the NEC.

The competition will conclude with the final ‘best in show’ contest which will take place at 8.30pm on Sunday. The final will be available to watch on Channel 4 and More 4 on terrestrial TV, and it is also shown on Channel 4’s streaming service, All 4.

Asked By: Julian Watson Date: created: Mar 23 2024

Who are the winners of Crufts

Answered By: Aaron Young Date: created: Mar 23 2024

Past and Present Winners

Year Name/Breed; Owner
1928 Primley Sceptre/Greyhound; Owner – Mr Herbert Whitley
1929 Heather Necessity/Scottish Terrier; Owner – Mr Robert Chapman
1930 Luckystar of Ware/ Cocker Spaniel; Owner – Mr H S Lloyd
1931 Luckystar of Ware/Cocker Spaniel; Owner – Mr H S Lloyd
1932 Bramshaw Bob/Labrador Retriever; Owner – Countess Lorna Howe
1933 Bramshaw Bob/Labrador Retriever; Owner – Countess Lorna Howe
1934 Southball Moonstone/Greyhound; Owner – B Harland-Worden
1935 Pennine Prima Donna/Pointer; Owner – Mr Arthur Eggleston
1936 Choonam Hung Kwong/Chow Chow; Owner – Mrs V A M Mannooc
1937 Cheverell’s Ben of Banchory/Labrador Retriever; Owner – Countess Lorna Howe
1938 Exquisite Model of Ware/Cocker Spaniel; Owner – Mr H.S. Lloyd
1939 Exquisite Model of Ware/ Cocker Spaniel; Owner – Mr H.S. Lloyd
1948 Tracey Witch of Ware/ Cocker Spaniel; Owner – Mr H S Lloyd
1950 Tracey Witch of Ware/ Cocker Spaniel; Owner – Mr H S Lloyd
1951 Twynstar Dyma-Fi/ Welsh Terrier; Owner – Captain & Mrs I Morlais Thomas
1952 Noways Chuckles/Bulldog; Owner – Mr John T Bernard
1953 Elch Elder of Ouborough/Great Dane; Owner – Mr Bill G Siggers
1955 Tzigane Aggri of Nashend/Poodle (Standard); Owner – Mrs April Proctor
1956 Treetops Golden Falcon/Greyhound; Owners – Mr Judy de Cassembroot and Miss Bobbie Greenish
1957 Volkrijk of Vorden/Keeshond; Owner – Mrs Rene Tucker
1958 Chiming Bells/Pointer; Owner – Mrs Bill Parkinson
1959 Sandstorm Saracen/Welsh Terrier; Owners – Mrs D M Leach and Mrs Margaret Thomas
1960 Sulhamstead Merman/Irish Wolfhound; Owners – Florence Nagle and Marion Clark
1961 Riverina Tweedsbairn/Airedale Terrier; Owners – Mr Pat McCaughey and Mr Mac Shutch
1962 Crackwyn Cockspur/Wire Fox Terrier; Owner – Mr Harry L Gill
1963 Rogerholm Recruit/Lakeland Terrier; Owner – Mr Bill Rogers
1964 Silbury Soames of Madavale/English Setter; Owner – Mrs Ada Williams
1965 Fenton of Kentwood/German Shepherd; Owner – Sonnica H Godden
1966 Oakington Puckshill Amber Sunblush/Poodle (Toy); Owner – Mrs Clare E Perry
1967 Stingray of Derryabah/Lakeland Terrier; Owner – Mr Wilf and Mrs Betty Postlewaite
1968 Fanhill Faune/Dalmatian; Owner – Mrs. Jean Woodyatt
1969 Hendrawen’s Nibelung of Charavigne/German Shepherd Dog; Owners – Mr Edwin and Mrs Shirley White
1970 Bergerie Knur/Pyrenean Mountain Dog; Owners – Mr Fred and Mrs Constance Prince
1971 Ramacon Swashbuckler/German Shepherd Dog; Owner – Prince Ahmed Husain
1972 Abraxas Audacity/ Bull Terrier; Owner – Violet Drummond-Dick
1973 Alansmere Aquarius/Cavalier King Charles Spaniel; Owner – Mr Alan Hall and Mr John Evans
1974 Burtonswood Bossy Boots/St. Bernard; Owner – Marjorie Hindes
1975 Brookewire Brandy of Layven/Wire Fox Terrier; Owners – Mr Giuseppe Benelli and Mr Paolo Dondini
1976 Dianthus Buttons/West Highland White Terrier; Owners – Mrs Kath Newstead & Mrs Dorothy Taylor
1977 Bournehouse Dancing Master/English Setter; Owner – Mr Gordon F Williams
1978 Harrowhill Huntsman/Wire Fox Terrier; Owner – Miss Evelyn Howles
1979 Callaghan of Leander/Kerry Blue Terrier; Owner – Wendy Streatfield
1980 Shargleam Blackcap/Retriever (Flat Coated); Owner – Pat Chapman
1981 Astley Portia of Rua/Irish Setter; Owner – Colette and Mary Tuite
1982 Grayco Hazelnut/Poodle (Toy); Owner – Mrs Lesley A Howard
1983 Montravia Kaskarak Hitari/Afghan Hound; Owner – Pauline Gibbs
1984 Saxonsprings Hackensack/Lhasa Apso; Owner – Jean Blyth
1985 Montravia Tommy-Gun/Poodle (Standard); Owner – Mrs Marita Gibbs
1986 Ginger Xmas Carol/Airedale Terrier; Owner – Miss Alessendra Sommi-Livraghi
1987 Viscount Grant/Afghan Hound; Owner – Mr Chris and Mrs Julie Amoo
1988 Starlite Express at Valsett/English Setter; Owner – Mr Joe W and Mrs Val Watkin
1989 Potterdale Classic of Moonhill/Bearded Collie; Owner – Brenda White
1990 Olac Moon Pilot/West Highland White Terrier; Owner – Mr Derek Tattersall
1991 Raycrofts Socialite/Clumber Spaniel; Owner – Mr Ralph Dunne
1992 Pencloe Dutch Gold/Whippet; Owner – Morag Bolton-Lockhart
1993 Danaway Debonair/Irish Setter; Owner – Jackie Lorrimer
1994 Purston Hit and Miss From Brocolitia/Welsh Terrier; Owner – Mrs A. Maughan
1995 Starchelle Chicago Bear/Irish Setter; Owners – Mrs Rachel Shaw-Rainey and Mr Tony Rainey
1996 Canigou Cambrai/English Cocker Spaniel; Owner – Tricia Bentley
1997 Ozmilion Mystification/Yorkshire Terrier; Owner – Osman Sameja
1998 Saredon Forever Young/Welsh Terrier; Owner – Judith Averis
1999 Caspians Intrepid/Irish Setter; Owner – Jackie Lorimer
2000 Torums Scarf Michael/Kerry Blue Terrier; Owner – Mr Ron Ramsay
2001 Jethard Cidevan/Basenji; Owner – Mr Paul Singleton
2002 Topscore Contradiction/Poodle (Standard); Owner – Mr S and Mrs K Glenna
2003 Yakee A Dangerous Liaison/Pekingese; Owner – Mr Easdon and Mr Martin
2004 Cobyco Call the Tune/Whippet; Owner – Mrs L Yacoby-Wright
2005 Cracknor Cause Celebre/Norfolk Terrier; Owners – Elizabeth Matell, Pam Beale and Stephanie Ingram
2006 Caitland Isle Take a Chance/Australian Shepherd; Owner – Nancy Resetar
2007 Araki Fabulous Willy/Tibetan Terrier; Owners – Mr John Shaw and Mr Neil Smith
2008 Jafrak Philippe Olivier/Giant Schnauzer; Owners – Mr and Mrs Cullen
2009 Efbe’s Hidalgo At Goodspice/Sealyham Terrier; Owner – Marjorie Good
2010 Hungargunn Bear It’n Mind/Hungarian Vizsla; Owners – Mrs N and Mrs K Craggs and Armstrong
2011 Vbos The Kentuckian/Retriever (Flat Coated); Owner – Jim Irvine
2012 Zentarr Elizabeth/Lhasa Apso; Owner – Margaret Anderson
2013 Soletrader Peek A Boo/Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen; Owners – Sara Robertson and Wendy Doherty
2014 Afterglow Maverick Sabre/Poodle (Standard); Owners – Jason Lynn, John Stone and Sandra Stone
2015 McVan’s To Russia With Love/Scottish Terrier; Owner – M L Khenkina
2016 Burneze Geordie Girl/West Highland White Terrier; Owner – Marie Burns
2017 Afterglow Miami Ink/American Cocker Spaniel; Owners – Jason Lynn and R Da Silva
2018 Collooney Tartan Tease/Whippet; Owners – David and Yvette Short
2019 Planet Waves Forever Young Daydream Believers/Papillon; Owners – K Roosens & J Goessens
2020 Silvae Trademark/Dachshund (Wire-haired); Owner – Mr D.C, and Mrs K.D. McAlmont
2022 Almanza Backseat Driver/Flat Coated Retriever; Owners – Ms R & Mr P Ulin & Oware
2023 Am Gch Kan Trace Very Cheeky Chic/Lagotto Romagnolo – Owners Mrs S Zdunić Šinković and Mr A Lucin

Past and Present Winners

Asked By: Hunter Baker Date: created: Aug 18 2023

How many dogs were at Crufts 2023

Answered By: Lucas White Date: created: Aug 19 2023

Crufts will welcome well over 24,000 dogs this year, taking part in a wide variety of competitions and displays over the four days of the world’s most famous dog show, which takes place at the NEC Birmingham on 9 – 12 March, celebrating man’s best friend.

  1. The overall entry is almost 3,000 dogs more than at last year’s show.
  2. Crufts is set to be another exciting event, with over 200 pedigree dog breeds in contention for the famous Best in Show trophy, which will be awarded live on Channel 4 on the evening of Sunday 12 March.
  3. The number of breeds competing continues to grow, adding to the diversity of the event.

This year, Bavarian Mountain Hounds will be shown in their own classes for the first time, where six dogs are entered. The great favourite with British families, the Labrador Retriever, has drawn the largest entry for an individual breed, with 537 dogs.

This is just ahead of the Golden Retriever (491) which held that distinction at Crufts last year. The show continues to maintain its international flavour and this year has attracted an entry of 3,457 dogs from overseas, with France leading the way with 398 dogs, just ahead of last year’s frontrunner Italy (387).

Other countries to attract entries of 150 dogs or more are: Republic of Ireland (333), Germany (332), the Netherlands (307), Belgium (211), Poland (210), Sweden (196), Czech Republic (160) and Spain (151). In total, more than 19,000 dogs will be competing for just seven places in the show’s finale, representing each of the individual groups.

The highest number of dogs in a single breed set to compete in each group is as follows: • Gundog: Labrador Retriever – 537 • Working: Newfoundland – 174 • Pastoral: Border Collie – 291 • Terrier: Staffordshire Bull Terrier – 349 • Hound: Whippet – 400 • Utility: Dalmatian – 237 • Toy: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel – 260 The following breeds, in addition to those mentioned above with 200 or more entries, have also exceeded that number: Cocker Spaniel (362), Flat Coated Retriever (335), Irish Setter (290), Border Terrier (251), Rhodesian Ridgeback (251), Bearded Collie (235), Shetland Sheepdog (230), Beagle (224), Bulldog (223), French Bulldog (213), Pug (207) and Pointer (205).

In contrast, the Komondor and the Swedish Lapphund have drawn just one entry apiece, which highlights the fact that the show is a true celebration of all dogs, from the well-known to the highly unusual. As well as the breed class judging which leads to Best in Show, visitors will be able to watch some of the world’s finest dogs and handlers in action across a range of disciplines including agility, obedience, heelwork to music and flyball.

  1. The Obedience Championships for bitches are on Saturday, with dogs on Sunday.
  2. In Agility, the Intermediate and Large Championships are on the Thursday, with the Small and Medium Championships on the Sunday.
  3. Other highlights of a busy programme taking place in the Resorts World Arena are The Kennel Club Hero Dog Award, which celebrates those dogs in our lives that provide lifetime service, support, love and devotion, and the final of the nation’s favourite crossbreed competition, Scruffts.

Tom Mather, Crufts Chairman, said: “Crufts offers something for everyone and this year looks like being no exception. Visitors to the show will be able to see dogs and their handlers taking part in a variety of activities and displays and we would urge anyone looking to buy a puppy to visit the ever-popular Discover Dogs area where they will be able to meet the breeds up close.

  1. We are delighted that the show has attracted an entry of almost 3,000 dogs more than last year, when the dog world was slowly getting back in the frame after a hiatus caused by the pandemic and other factors which presented exhibitors with fewer opportunities to qualify their dogs.
  2. Let us all hope that entries continue to gain even more momentum in the coming months so that we can all face the future with increasing optimism, not just for Crufts but for all canine events.

“Of course, Crufts would not be Crufts without our exhibitors. We thank everybody who has entered the show and look forward to welcoming all the dogs and their owners, who make Crufts such a wonderful event, whether it is those who have been loyally returning year after year or those who are experiencing the show for the first time.” Click here to view a full list of entries in each breed.