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High-profile BOBs pass vet checks on first day of Crufts

ALL the high-profile bests of breed passed their veterinary checks on the first day of Crufts.

They were the Mastiff, Dogue de Bordeaux, German Shepherd, St Bernard and Neapolitan Mastiff.

They were checked by the Crufts veterinary team led by Dr Andreas Schemel who said that each vet had been fully briefed ahead of the show starting.

The team is made up of a wide variety of vets, Dr Schemel said.

“We have the luxury of an array of judges and I think that’s important,” he said. “Some are heavily involved in the hobby, as I am, while others just like to come to shows and not take part.

“The vet checking process is running smoothly now. Those conducting them are drawn randomly each day, that way there is no favouring anyone when it comes to breeds or manipulation of what happens.”

The vets will use no equipment when examining the dogs, Dr Schemel said.

“We will only use the same tools as the judges and will be exactly the same as the way the judges look at a dog. It won’t be a two-second look, it will be a little closer than that. But we are here as vets hopefully to confirm the decision of the judge.”

The veterinary team comprises Erik D’Arcy-Donnelly,Sue Finnett,Kate Arrowsmith,Mark Furber,Heather Briggs,Sally Turner,Richard Best,Peter Bedford, Alison Skipper,Christine Heinrich,Roland Robson andKaren Bridle.

– See more at: http://www.dogworld.co.uk/product.php/110307#sthash.4apQj1K3.dpuf

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