The world’s biggest and largest dog show returns this weekend March 10-13, as entrants compete to take the Crufts’ Best In Show crown from last year’s champion Scottish Terrier Knopa. And this year is the competition’s 125th anniversary! Yay!
As a starter, here are some facts you probably did not know about Crufts!
In 1891, Charles Cruft started out with 2,437 entrants. Today between 22,000 and 24,000 dogs from across the world take part in the four day competition. Last year dogs from 46 countries entered. This year promises to be the biggest and best show to celebrate 125 years – or 875 in dog years – of Crufts.
The breeds that will be judged are: hound, gundog, terrier, working, toy, utility and pastoral dogs.
Crufts 2016 – Best In Show
A Westie has won Crufts best in show for the first time in 26 years, the last winning the accolade in 1990.
CH BURNEZE GEORDIE GIRL
West Highland White Terrier
Owner: MISS M & MRS A BURNS
The dog known as Devon was brought to Crufts by her handler and owner Marie Burns who said it was her first time at the competition.
Speaking after being given the top spot Miss Burns said: “Am I dreaming? This is absolutely amazing, I can’t believe it and can’t find words to describe how I feel.
“Thanks to everyone who made it happen.”
The best in show competitors were looking to steal the title from reigning champion Scottish Terrier Knopa who was awarded best in show last year.
Toy Group – Day 1
|Best of Group||Ch Yakee Ooh Aah Cantona||Pekingese|
|Reserve||CH Larwinsca Lady Guinevere||Havanese|
|Third||Florita Tueletta||Italian Greyhound|
|Fourth||N UCH/SE UCH/ DKCK Alpha Lyrae’s Be My Lover||Pomeranian|
Utility Group – Day 1
|Best of Group||Ch Longsdale’s Jen You Win||German Spitz (Klein)|
|Reserve||CR Vormund Leonardo Dicaprio AW’14||Japanese Shiba Inu|
|Third||CH Aedan Talk of Town||Poodle (Toy)|
|Fourth||CH Forochel Fjord||Lhasa Apso|
Gundog Group – Day 2
|Best of Group||Sh Ch Lourdace Fulcrum||Gordon Setter|
|Reserve||Sh Ch Arnac Bay Exe||Retriever (Chesapeake Bay)|
|Third||Ch Gleska Goody-Goody||Lagotto Romagnolo|
|Fourth||Ch Castlerock Simply Magic||Retriever (Flat Coated)|
Working Group – Day 3
|Best of Group||Ch Liskport Lord Of The Rings||Bouvier des Flandres|
|Reserve||Angel’s Phoenix The Devil’s Advocate||Bullmastiff|
|Third||Ch Cypress Bay’s The One That I Want For Bear N Mind||Newfoundland|
|Fourth||Ch Chayo My Prerogative||Alaskan Malamute|
Pastoral Group – Day 3
|Best of Group||Ch Simaro Cold As Ice||Border Collie|
|Reserve||VI’Skaly’s Harlem Shake||Pyrenean Mountain Dog|
|Third||Ch Windcrest Stylish Move||Shetland Sheepdog|
|Fourth||Gr Ch Smiliesam Strike Home||Samoyed|
Hound Group – Day 4
|Best of Group||Ch Nothing Compares To You At Crosscop||Whippet|
|Reserve||Ch Silvae Solo||Dachshund (Wire-Haired)|
|Third||Ch Kinabula Bin There Done That||Rhodesian Ridgeback|
|Fourth||Ch Pramada’s Xavier With Jorddachs||Dachshund (Long-Haired)|
Terrier Group – Day 4
|Best of Group||Ch Burneze Geordie Girl||West Highland White Terrier|
|Reserve||Ch Brackenfell Bok To Bach||Border Terrier|
|Third||Ch Irisblu Jack Of Diamonds||Kerry Blue Terrier|
|Fourth||Ch Kinsridge Top Tip||Norfolk Terrier|