Posts with tag Bloodhound


The Health Tests at Crufts: Part II

Bo Bengtson continues his conversation with Ronnie Irving, former chairman of the Kennel Club in England and the man behind the controversial “Health Test” concept. Bo Bengtson: I understand that health tests were performed at other shows during 2012. How many were there, how many dogs have been tested, and what percentage passed-failed? Ronnie Irving:… read more

The Health Tests at Crufts: Part I

Bo Bengtson is in Birmingham, England where he asks some questions of Ronnie Irving, former Chairman of the Kennel Club and the man behind the controversial “Health Test” concept. Nothing has caused such an explosive reaction among active dog people as the introduction at Crufts last year of health tests, which the winners of certain… read more

Crufts, the world’s biggest dog show, begins next Thursday, March 7.

By the Numbers: Crufts 2013

The “world’s biggest dog show” opens in Birmingham, England, today, March 7, 2013, and this year 20,566 dogs make up 23,164 conformation entries. More than 2,000 dogs from overseas are entered at Crufts this year, the highest foreign entry ever. A total of 2,131 dogs from 41 different countries will take part at the show,… read more


Breeder Buzzwords – The Bloodhound

Breeders of purebred dogs speak a language all their own. Wherever they gather, at dog shows, seminars or in chat rooms, words and phrases are used that have very narrow definitions. Their usage makes it difficult for a novice to fully participate in the conversation, and all but impossible for the general public to follow… read more