Posts with tag Crufts


When Expediency Backfires

ONE of the things I love about the age of social media is the immediacy you can gauge views and opinions relatively quickly. We’ve had one such example this week all based around a letter we published from Mike Gadsby of the world famous Afterglow kennel. Mike’s partner Jason Lynn was the man who handled… read more


Spring Forward – Brighter Days

OVER here it’s quite a significant weekend coming up. Our clocks go forward on Sunday morning giving us an extra hour of daylight in the evenings and we also see the first single group championship show of the year in the form of UK Toy – so all-in-all that must mean that spring is here… read more


First Pawscars Award Ceremony a Triumph

AS I start to type this column its less than 12 hours since the first Pawscars award ceremony came to a close – and what a close it was, the event was a triumph. But that triumph was not just one for those of us who had organised the event, although we are feeling pretty… read more


Crufts 2014 Live Streaming and Events Information

Crufts 2014 will be streamed live on March 6-9 2014 Courtesy of Eukanuba. Watch here Schedule of Events Day 1- Thursday 6 March 2014 Working & Pastoral Day 2 – Friday 7 March 2014 Terrier & Hound Day 3 – Saturday 8 March 2014 Toy & Utility Day 4 – Sunday 9 March 2014 Gundog… read more

Crufts – there's an App for that

Countdown to Crufts! With only less than a week before the Show now is a Great time to Download the App for your Smartphone! The greatest dog show on earth is on a phone near you. The Crufts app has been updated for Crufts 2014, to give you all the latest dog news and updates… read more


Fast Judges Earn Incomplete Grade

THIS WEEK I’d like to introduce you to another of our columnists, this time Geraldine Cove-Print. Geraldine writes a weekly column usually focussing on issues surrounding rescue but every so often she looks more widely at the show scene and gives us the benefit of her experience as an exhibitor and observer. In a column… read more


Crufts entry highest for four years

MORE THAN 21,500 dogs are entered at Crufts this year, the highest since 2010 when the total was 21,947. This year’s entry of 21,564 dogs, including the Obedience Championships and gamekeepers’ classes – but not the Agility Championships which have another 50 dogs – is an increase of nearly five per cent on 2013’s figure… read more

Is There a Way Forward for Dog Shows?

Is there a way forward for dog shows? WHEN I was over in the US earlier in the year I was surprised, when chatting with Best In Show Daily editors, that despite the physical distance that separates us, the differing groups and showing systems and the fact that our Kennel Clubs are two very distinct… read more

Crufts Best In Show and Top Dog Philippe Dies

One of Britain’s greatest and most popular show dogs of the ’00s, the Giant Schnauzer Ch Jafrak Philippe Olivier, has died at the age of 12. His wins made history for the breed and his final total of 14 all-breeds best in show wins, climaxing with top spot at Crufts, has been exceeded by only… read more


Westminster and Crufts BIS Breeders Speak Out, plus Goldens and Cancer Research

If there’s anything we dog people feel more strongly about than health in our beloved pets, I don’t know what it would be. Last week’s article, “Inbreeding: A Force for Good — or a Skeleton in Our Closet?” generated a lot of response, both to the website and via emails sent directly to me. They… read more

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