Posts with tag Crufts 2013


Bill McFadden Judges Juniors at Crufts

Today I have very special guest who has taken time out of his busy, busy schedule to answer a few questions about his experience judging the International Junior Handling Competition at Crufts this year. Bill McFadden has been handling professionally, with his wife Taffe, for more than 25 years. He has shown several dogs to… read more


Fancy That: ‘Jilly’ Best at Crufts

It seems that Crufts 2013 went off much better than last year, in large part thanks to the fact that, as far as I can tell, all of the high profile breeds made it through to the Group judging. I found the Groups just filled with extraordinary dogs, at least from what could be seen… read more


Britain’s Top Dog Wins Crufts

The top dog won Crufts, but it was not at all a sure thing. That’s what judge Geoff Corish told me just a few minutes after he had awarded ‘Jilly,’ the PBGV Ch. Soletrader Peek a Boo, the momentous win at this storied show, making her the first of her breed to top all breeds… read more


Crufts 2013: Gundogs on Day Three

Because the third day of Crufts features just one Group and there are far fewer breeds to watch, I decided to spend part of the day looking at the trade stands. Yesterday I guessed that there must be over 500 of them, and I was right: I checked with a Kennel Club representative, who told… read more


Fancy That: Saturday at Crufts

One event that I really enjoyed watching at Crufts 2013 – in addition to a thorough enjoyment of watching all of the Group judging – was the final Saturday of the Kennel Club Breeders’ Competition. Michael Coad, partner to this year’s Best in Show judge Geoff Corish, judged the final of the Breeders’ Competition, which… read more

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Fancy That: Friday at Crufts

I completely understand, as Bo Bengtson said in his Crufts report yesterday, not being “into” the activities and presentations that happen in the big ring before the Groups are judged, but I have to say again that I sincerely love that fact that the British put, in my view, as much emphasis on the fun… read more