“Good morning ladies and gentlemen, mums and dads, brothers and sisters, friends and supporters,” said Peter Purves, the commentator of the International Junior Handling Finals of Crufts 2012. He went on to announce the Juniors into the ring one at a time. Then he continued, “These outstanding young talents have already competed at the very… read more
Elizabeth Becomes the Crufts 'Queen for a Day'
Photos by Karl Donvil The Sunday evening festivities for Crufts opened in the National Exhibition Center in Birmingham, England, with the fanfare to which those in attendance have become accustomed. There was electricity in the air as spectators and exhibitors looked forward to seeing who would become the Crufts Supreme Champion for 2012. But the… read more
Timeline: A Brief History of the World’s Largest Dog Show
1891- The first year the show bearing the name of Charles Cruft was held. The venue was the Royal Agricultural Hall in Islington, a borough of London. 1920 – First Crufts Best in Show award, given to the Greyhound, Primley Sceptre, owned by H. Whitley. 1932 – First female owner to win Best in Show:… read more
Crazy for Crufts, Plus a Mini Interview with Emma Echols
One of the biggest shows of the year takes place this week. That’s right, we’re talking about Crufts! Now, this show is not necessarily a hop, skip and a jump from my home in Utah. In fact, it’s held across the pond in one of the most beautiful dog-loving places on earth – the United… read more