Crufts Category

Richard L Reynolds

Therein Lies a Tail

It is the morning after the biggest dog show in the world, Crufts, and the social media is abuzz with endless comments about the show, the Scottish terrier that won Best in Show, and the “horrid” handler that abused the poor dog in the Best in Show ring. Her sin? She picked the dog up… read more

Crufts Best in Show 2015

With titles from across the world adding Best in Show at Crufts to a long list of achievements was the Scottish Terrier GCh Mcvan’s To Russia With Love. In the past two days the Scottie, owned by Mariana Khenkina and handled by Rebecca Cross who has campaigned her in the US, has been declared the… read more


Exclusive: Irish Setter was Poisoned in ‘Random Act’, Co-Owner Says

THE BREEDER and co-owner of the Irish Setter who died after apparently being poisoned at Crufts today thanked everyone who had sent messages of support over the past three days. And Dee Milligan-Bott said that because of it she no longer believed that anyone from the dog world could have ‘killed’ her dog. “The marvellous… read more

In the Dog House – Crufts 1939

DID YOU see a fascinating piece in the Guardian’s From the Archive section? It reported on an incident I must admit I’d never heard about. It came from February 1939, the time of the last post-war Cruft’s show, the only one run by Emma Cruft following the death of her husband Charles, the show’s founder…. read more


Irish Setter Dies after Being Poisoned at Crufts, Owners Say

AN Irish Setter has died after being poisoned at Crufts, his co-owner believes. Three-year-old Thendara Satisfaction (Jagger), bred by Dee Milligan-Bott and co-owned by her and Alexandra Lauwers, collapsed after returning to Belgium the following day. An post-mortem examination has revealed various poisons had been put in cubes of meat. A full toxicology report is… read more

Dog Breeder from Cambridgeshire Crowned UK's Best at Crufts

A dog breeder from Cambridgeshire who owns 2013 and 2014’s top winning Whippet, has won the grand final of the last ever Kennel Club Breeders’ Competition at Crufts, the world’s largest dog event. Jane Wilton-Clark, who grew up with Whippets and has bred some of the top-winning dogs in the breed, won the ultimate breeder’s… read more

KC Chairman Welcomes Overseas Competitors to Crufts

DURING his traditional speech to open the first day of Crufts, Kennel Club chairman Steve Dean told those gathered in the press room that overseas competitors were ‘extremely welcome – ‘contrary to what you may have read’. He was referring to articles in the national press just before the show started suggesting exhibitors resented the… read more

Portraits of 2014 Best In Show Winner to be Presented at Crufts

The portrait of last year’s Best in Show winner Ch/AM Ch Afterglow Maverick Sabre (Ricky) will be unveiled at Crufts 2015 by the artist who created the portrait. The portrait of Ricky will be presented by artist Paul Doyle to the Chairman of the Kennel Club Arts Foundation, Tom Mather on the Sunday evening of… read more

Dog World Crufts Special Available Online

The DOG WORLD CRUFTS SPECIAL is now available online! For just £1.50 you can buy online access to DOG WORLD’s famous supplement and specials. The 108-page DOG WORLD CRUFTS SPECIAL includes full details of all the main events at Crufts 2015, an in-depth interview with best in show judge Ronnie Irving, a profile of last… read more

Science and Health to Be Crufts’ Focus

THROUGHOUT Crufts, the Kennel Club will be highlighting the importance of responsible breeding and the science behind the creation of the health tests and resources needed to breed healthier dogs. Responsible breeding is the backbone of the KC’s Assured Breeder Scheme (ABS), and a presentation will be made at the show to mark the 2,500th… read more

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