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    February 14th, 2017Laura P (Editor)Crufts, Crufts 2017

    The Kennel Club Breeders’ Competition will take place at Crufts on Saturday 11th March 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham and be judged by Anne Macdonald, breeder of the Mabrooka Salukis.

    This event, sponsored by Eukanuba, was absent from Crufts 2016, but is making a welcome comeback at the show this year as a stand-alone competition where entries were limited to 60 teams and accepted on a first come, first served basis.  Each team will comprise three or four dogs of one breed, all bred by the same breeder or breeding partnership.

    The 56 teams confirmed as competing at Crufts 2017 will be:


    Hounds

    Afghan Hound, Misses C & E Millward & Mrs P Mottershaw.

    Basset Fauve de Bretagne, Mr R & Mrs H Allenby.

    Basset Fauve de Bretagne, Mrs E Thornton.

    Basset Griffon Vendeen (Petit), Mr P & Mrs D Reid.

    Basset Hound, Mr M & Mrs D Ellrich.

    Basset Hound, Mrs T Turkia (Finland).

    Borzoi, Miss H Kanoo.

    Borzoi, Mrs C Häggström (Sweden).

    Cirneco dell’Etna, Ms J Moore & Mr D Tricomi (Italy).

    Pharaoh Hound, Mr G Reeve (fielding two teams).

    Rhodesian Ridgeback, Mrs C Korner (Germany).

    Terriers

    Bedlington Terrier, Mrs Y Bannister (fielding two teams).

    Border Terrier, Mrs C Dean.

    Cesky Terrier, Mrs S Atter.

    Irish Terrier, Miss A Bradley.

    Norfolk Terrier, Miss K Hurrion.

    Parson Russell Terrier, Mrs J & Mr M Baker.

    Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Mrs C & Mr C Satherley.

    Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Mrs J Charleton.

    Utility

    Dalmatian, Mr K & Mrs DL Whincup.

    Japanese Shiba Inu, Mrs E Dunhill.

    Keeshond, Miss D Gregory.

    Lhasa Apso, Mrs M Anderson.

    Lhasa Apso, Mrs M Roach.

    Tibetan Spaniel, Mr G & Mrs T Quest.

    Toys

    Affenpinscher, Miss J Gruninger.

    Chihuahua (Long Coat), Miss M Austin.

    Chihuahua (Long Coat), Mrs A Baranzeck.

    Japanese Chin, Mrs E Nishigaki.

    Maltese, Miss N Welbourn.

    Pomeranian, Mrs A Cawthera-Purdy.

    Pug, Mrs A & Miss LC Hill.

    Working

    Dobermann, Mrs C Smith.

    German Pinscher, Mrs K Wakefield.

    Newfoundland, Mr GJ & Mrs TA & Misses E & F Coldwell.

    Siberian Husky, Mrs D & Mrs R Simms.

    Pastoral

    Australian Shepherd, Mr A & Mrs N Allan & Mr R Harlow.

    Belgian Shepherd Dog (Malinois), Mrs M Brett.

    Border Collie, Miss J Ratcliffe.

    Collie (Smooth), Miss A Lusty.

    Estrela Mountain Dog, Mrs F & Mr J Almeida (Portugal).

    Finnish Lapphund, Miss S Cooper.

    Finnish Lapphund, Mrs T Jackson.

    Finnish Lapphund, Mrs E & Mr S Short.

    German Shepherd Dog, Miss K Taylor.

    Samoyed, Mrs K & Miss C Prout.

    Swedish Vallhund, Ms L Paterson.

    Gundogs

    English Setter, Mr M Bozier & Miss S Gwilliam.

    Gordon Setter, Mr P & Mrs C Sandiford.

    Lagotto Romagnolo, Mrs G Stenton.

    Retriever (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling), Mrs H Gibson.

    Retriever (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling), Miss D Anstead.

    Spaniel (Field), Mrs K Shepherd & Miss A Macbain.

    Weimaraner, Miss J MacLaine & Mr R Dickson.

    The Kennel Club Breeders’ Competition will be pre-judged in rings 1/2 at 2pm and parade in the Genting Arena at 6.35pm on Saturday 11 March 2017 and will be just one of the many and varied activities taking place at Crufts from 9 – 12 March 2017.


    Gerald King, Crufts Chairman, said: “The Kennel Club Breeders’ Competition is always a sight to behold with all the breeders’ teams competing in the main arena. We are sure this year will be no exception and we will have the added attraction this year of welcoming some teams from overseas, which highlights the international appeal of Crufts. We can think of no better place to showcase pedigree dogs and the work done by breeders to promote their breeds and stockmanship.”


    To find out more about the Kennel Club Breeder’s Competition, please visit www.thekennelclub.org.uk/activities/dog-showing/already-involved-in-dog-showing/breeders’-competition/.

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    February 11th, 2017Laura P (Editor)Crufts, Crufts 2017

    The Kennel Club Junior Warrant Winner of the Year final will take place at Crufts on Thursday 9 March 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham and be judged by Tom Mather.

    The finalists qualified in heats held at London’s biggest dog event, Eukanuba Discover Dogs at ExCeL London, with 61 top young dogs competing for just ten places in the final.

    The finalists competing at Crufts 2017 will be:

    • Dalmatian, Offordale Larissa, owned and bred by Mrs JE Alexander.
    • Australian Shepherd, Allmark Vanity Fayre, owned and bred by Mr N & Mrs AE Allan and Mr R Harlow.
    • Rottweiler, Jodipas Time, owned and bred by Mr J and Mrs D Allen.
    • Siberian Husky, Ninlil of Poliarine Arktika Over Zanjelic, owned by Mrs ET Ashcroft. Bred by Mrs E Sutiene.
    • Irish Red & White Setter, Killary’s Grand Venture with Vanders and Romaunt, owned by Mrs J Barney and Mrs J Howatson. Bred by Mesdames Peterson & Zawikowski and Mr and Mrs Harrison.
    • Pyrenean Mountain Dog, Charibere Simply Magic at Chezanna, owned by Mrs C Kenyon, Miss L Bermingham and Mr A Ward. Bred by Mrs L Marston.
    • Bullmastiff, Hyerdunscar The Big Tease, owned and bred by Mrs J Lindley.
    • Whippet, Nevedith Zufor Zeffa, owned and bred by Miss E Newton.
    • Siberian Husky, One in a Million Legend of the Spirit, owned by Mrs RJ and Mr DA Simms. Bred by Mrs I Krieger.
    • Poodle (Standard), Kossab Kijaka With Anorien, owned by Miss K Young. Bred by Mrs G Brekkarud.

    The Junior Warrant is an award for pedigree dogs from the ages of 6 to 18 months which have won a series of first prizes at both open and championship shows. Achieving a Junior Warrant is one of the highest levels of success for young pedigree show dogs.

    The Kennel Club Junior Warrant Winner of the Year competition is held annually and is for dogs which have gained the title of Junior Warrant during the previous year.  The final will take place on Thursday 9 March 2017 and will be just one of the many and varied activities taking place at Crufts from 9 – 12 March 2017.

    Gerald King, Crufts Chairman, said: “The Kennel Club Junior Warrant Winner of the Year competition throws the spotlight on young dogs competing at Crufts. All the great dogs who have triumphed at the show over the years had to start somewhere, so who knows what this might lead to? This year’s final could see a star of the future emerge! We wish all the competitors the best of luck and a very enjoyable show.”

    To find out more about the Kennel Club Junior Warrant Winner of the Year competition, please visit www.thekennelclub.org.uk/juniorwarrant.

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    February 10th, 2017Laura P (Editor)Crufts, Crufts 2017

    A basic final check of each Best of Breed will be undertaken in the collecting ring at Crufts by officials from the show management and vet teams.

    The Crufts Committee is mindful that it has a duty of care to all dogs entered at the show and particularly those competing in the arena at Crufts, which is a very different experience to competing in the group at other general championship shows and can be overwhelming for both dog and handler.

    Therefore to protect the welfare of the dog, all Best of Breeds will be requested to undergo a basic low-key observation to ensure each dog is ready to compete in the group. The observation will focus on obvious visible conditions which could compromise the dog’s performance in the group competition (KC Regulation F(1)15b refers).

    Gerald King, Crufts Chairman, said: “For those who are preparing for competition in the collecting ring it is a very exciting and special time, so we want to be sure that both dog and handler are as ready as they can be to compete and that the dog is sound and not in distress in any way.

    “The check will be basic and will simply involve the show official and vet team observing the dog move, to ensure that the dog and handler are both ready to enjoy themselves in the ring.”

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    February 10th, 2017Laura P (Editor)Crufts, Crufts 2017

    The Kennel Club has announced the finalists taking part in the Vulnerable British and Irish Breeds competition at Crufts.

    The competition, sponsored by Eukanuba and supported by the competition’s media partner Our Dogs, is the only one of its kind in the UK, raising awareness of Britain and Ireland’s rare native breeds and recognising those breeders and owners dedicated to ensuring their continued survival.

    In order to qualify for the final, a dog must have been nominated by its owner and have accumulated the most points in its breed at championship and open shows in the preceding year.

    The finalists are as follows:

    Bloodhound, Sam Clark’s Ch Gioia Delle Isole Lontane at Farlap, 4 points. 

    Bull Terrier (Miniature), Elaine and Verity Clark’s Ch Grandopera Macchiato, 5 points.

    Collie (Smooth), Trevor and Birgit Hayward’s Ch Clingstone’s Hot Shot at Foxearth, 12 points.

    Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Liz Jacka-Slater’s Cloverwood Duchess May, 15 points. 

    Deerhound, Kay Constantine’s Cotherstone Islay Mist of Kaleginy, 16 points.

    English Setter, Kate Thomson’s Mariglen Fetlar Caspellwynd, 26 points.

    English Toy Terrier, Terry Burgess, Dominic Browne, Katherine and Christine Williams’ Ch Sharex Burning Love for Dobrugh, 17 points. 

    Fox Terrier (Smooth), Rachel Turley’s Zetamaz Marcel Marceau Avec Llyunamill, 29 points. 

    Glen of Imaal Terrier, Kathy George and Natalie Sullivan’s Ch Romainville Billy Whizz, 7 points. 

    Gordon Setter, David Alcorn, David Crowther and Josie Baddeley’s Sh Ch Lourdace Fulcrum, 19 points. (Last year’s VNB winner, and Gundog Group winner)

    Irish Terrier, Angela Cooke’s Ch Montelle Carvillius Gold, 23 points. 

    Kerry Blue Terrier, Carmel Clarke-O’Neill’s Lemracdream Raphael, 7 points. 

    Lancashire Heeler, Nina and Ellie Beach’s Ch Foxthyme Back To Black, 14 points. 

    Manchester Terrier, Kevin Carter’s Ch Digelsa Declaration, 24 points.

    Mastiff, Emma Herring and Jamie Dodd’s Ch Cedwalla Country Boy By Heffalump, 4 points. 

    Norwich Terrier, Ali Hayes’ Ragus Fabulous Clown, 14 points.

    Otterhound, Samantha Lewis’ Ottaryx Phaedrra, 7 points.

    Sealyham Terrier, Joy Banks’ Ch Amberwheat’s Hope’n’Smile with Willowaire, 5 points.  

    Skye Terrier, Jane Curtis’ Ch Brakemill Barnum, 15 points.

    Spaniel (Clumber), Peter and Jackie Sheppard’s Whissgig Daddy Cool, 7 points.

    Spaniel (Field)Caroline Smith’s Ewtor Affinity For Flyenpyg, 14 points. 

    Spaniel (Sussex), Gordon and Lesley Nesbitt’s Yorkham Fred Bear From Charbrouille, 15 points.

    Welsh Corgi (Cardigan), Peter Clifton’s Ch Joseter Mr Blobby, 26 points.

    The final, to be judged by Stuart Plane, will take place at 6pm in the Genting Arena on Friday 10 March at the NEC in Birmingham.

    Gerald King, Crufts Chairman, said: “The Kennel Club Vulnerable British and Irish Breeds Competition final is always a popular feature at Crufts. We are delighted to be able to showcase these special breeds in this way, and would urge visitors who may be interested in acquiring one of these breeds to also spend time in the Discover Dogs area of Crufts in Hall 3 where the dogs can be met at close quarters. Meeting the breeders in this way is always a great way to find out if a breed is suitable for a particular family’s lifestyle.”

    More information on the vulnerable British and Irish breeds can be found on the Kennel Club website at http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/getting-a-dog-or-puppy/finding-the-right-dog/vulnerable-native-breeds/.

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    February 7th, 2017Laura P (Editor)Crufts, Crufts 2017
    Breed 
    Total2349
    Airedale Terrier92
    Australian Terrier23
    Bedlington Terrier78
    Border Terrier250
    Bull Terrier48
    Bull Terrier (Miniature)78
    Cairn Terrier145
    Cesky Terrier50
    Dandie Dinmont Terrier55
    Fox Terrier (Smooth)67
    Fox Terrier (Wire)85
    Glen of Imaal Terrier37
    Irish Terrier63
    Jack Russell Terrier97
    Kerry Blue Terrier43
    Lakeland Terrier34
    Manchester Terrier62
    Norfolk Terrier54
    Norwich Terrier51
    Parson Russell Terrier104
    Scottish Terrier95
    Sealyham Terrier26
    Skye Terrier39
    Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier123
    Staffordshire Bull Terrier369
    Welsh Terrier41
    West Highland White Terrier140
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    February 6th, 2017Laura P (Editor)Crufts, Crufts 2017

     201520162017
    Total3,2143,2753,158
    Bearded Collie301299289
    Bedlington Terrier818978
    Bloodhound152518
    Bull Terrier (Miniature)778578
    Bullmastiff130133152
    Collie (Smooth)565853
    Dandie Dinmont Terrier565955
    Deerhound10310181
    English Setter170200174
    English Toy Terrier645864
    Fox Terrier (Smooth)736667
    Glen of Imaal Terrier304237
    Gordon Setter208192200
    Irish Red & White Setter867882
    Irish Terrier475663
    Irish Wolfhound149162140
    Kerry Blue Terrier645143
    King Charles Spaniel108125129
    Lakeland Terrier414534
    Lancashire Heeler898679
    Manchester Terrier576662
    Mastiff586656
    Norwich Terrier405151
    Old English Sheepdog111133124
    Otterhound323225
    Retriever (Curly Coated)737665
    Scottish Terrier1089495
    Sealyham Terrier383326
    Skye Terrier575639
    Spaniel (Clumber)877064
    Spaniel (Field)535466
    Spaniel (Irish Water)363032
    Spaniel (Sussex)575259
    Spaniel (Welsh Springer)200203200
    Welsh Corgi (Cardigan)8391101
    Welsh Corgi (Pembroke)144120136
    Welsh Terrier323841
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    February 6th, 2017Laura P (Editor)Crufts, Crufts 2017

    Crufts is to stage its most international show ever, with a record number of dogs travelling from abroad to compete this year in an overall entry of almost 22,000 dogs.

    The Kennel Club figures show that 21,838 dogs will be taking part in breed judging, Gamekeepers’ classes and the Obedience and Agility Championships at the show, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 9 – 12 March.

    A total of 3,469 dogs from overseas will compete at Crufts this year, compared with 3,396 in 2016, an increase of over two per cent. Dogs from a total of 55 overseas countries will take part in the show, including, for the first time, Puerto Rico, Georgia, Guadeloupe and Réunion. This is eight more countries than competed in 2016.

    Leading this friendly ‘foreign invasion’ with more entries than any other overseas country is France with 418 dogs, followed closely by Italy (373), the Netherlands (327) and the Republic of Ireland (305).

    The number of breeds competing at Crufts continues to grow, adding to the diversity of the event, with the inclusion of two new breeds – the ever-popular British breed, the Jack Russell Terrier (97 entered), and the Great Swiss Mountain Dog (40), which will both have their own breed classes at Crufts for the first time.

    This year has seen an increase of 50 per cent or more in the entries for the Basenji, Japanese Spitz and Portuguese Water Dog compared with 2016.

    The highest entry in each group is as follows:

    • Terrier: Staffordshire Bull Terrier – 369
    • Hound: Whippet – 386
    • Toy: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel – 311
    • Utility: Bulldog – 282
    • Gundog: Retriever (Labrador) – 555
    • Working: Boxer, Rottweiler – both 220
    • Pastoral: Border Collie – 352

    In contrast, there are just two Hungarian Kuvasz entered, which is the highest entry figure for this rare breed at Crufts since 2005, which highlights the fact that the show is a true celebration of all dogs, from the well-known to the highly unusual.

    Gerald King, Crufts Chairman, said: “We are delighted that entries to Crufts remain strong and steady. We feel honoured to welcome dogs from such a wide variety of breeds, representing all corners of the globe. The fact that people travel far and wide to enter this prestigious event is testament to the place it continues to hold in people’s hearts and we intend to keep going from strength to strength.

    “With Crufts also hosting the tenth anniversary of the Eukanuba World Challenge this year, it is a fantastic opportunity to have the entire dog world in one place celebrating the most successful and well-known dog show in the world. This will throw the spotlight on the magnificence of pedigree dogs and enhance the partnership the Kennel Club has with Eukanuba, supported by the FCI.

    “We thank everybody who has entered the show and look forward to welcoming all the dogs and their owners who make Crufts such a wonderful event, whether it is those who have been loyally returning year after year or those who are experiencing the show for the first time.”

    A full list of entries in each breed can be found on the Crufts website here.

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    February 5th, 2017Laura P (Editor)Crufts, Crufts 2017

    The Kennel Club and the Crufts Committee wish to announce that the following sponsors and supporters have generously contributed towards Crufts 2017:

    Principal sponsor:

    Major sponsors:

    Official sponsors:

    Supporters:

    Gerald King, Chairman of Crufts, said: “The Kennel Club and the Crufts Committee are pleased to announce the sponsors and supporters for Crufts 2017, including some new names.  We are all looking forward to staging another world class event which next year will incorporate the 10th Anniversary of the Eukanuba World Challenge. Crufts would not be possible without the support of our sponsors and supporters, so we take this opportunity to thank them for their generosity.”

    Previous major sponsors Samsung Electronics and Bayer Pharmaceuticals announced in November 2016 that they would no longer be sponsoring the event.

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    February 5th, 2017Laura P (Editor)Crufts, Crufts 2017

    The Kennel Club has announced the five remarkable Young Kennel Club (YKC) members who have been nominated for the prestigious Shaun McAlpine Outstanding Young Person award, which celebrates the hard-working, inspirational and selfless actions of young dog lovers.

    The Shaun McAlpine Outstanding Young Person award is the highest award for YKC members, and celebrates young people who are demonstrating their love of dogs as well as encouraging others to become a part of the dog world.

    For over thirty years, Ed and Cindy McAlpine have presented the Shaun McAlpine Trophy at Crufts in memory of their son, Shaun, who had himself achieved considerable success as a dog handler.

    Previous winners of the annual competition have been selected for their volunteering and fundraising for dog charities, helping to organise dog activities in the local community and for assisting others through training, stewarding and mentoring.

    This year the five finalists, who were selected by a public vote, are:

    Young Braveheart of the Year

    Daily life has always been a struggle for 15 year-old Daisy Buckland from Sutton-in-Ashfield in Nottinghamshire, who suffers with selective mutism and Asperger syndrome. Despite being a bright pupil, Daisy finds it extremely hard to interact and speak to adults outside of her home environment, which makes everyday life at secondary school a tough challenge for her. Since taking part in agility with her six year-old Border Terrier, Charlie, Daisy’s family have noticed a dramatic change in her. She has slowly started to communicate with the adults at her agility club, has competed in a friendly agility competition and won five rosettes. Her face lights up every time she gets positive comments at her agility classes and recently felt confident enough to attend her agility club’s Christmas party with Charlie. This was very much out of Daisy’s comfort zone, but doing so has given her a new found burst of confidence, which left her smiling for days.

    Champion Volunteer of the Year

    Lauren Bethan Williams, aged 23, volunteers for over 20 hours a week at various dog, children and adult charities whilst working as a full time primary school teacher.  Her selfless behaviour has even extended out to fundraising and volunteering for disadvantaged children, animals and communities abroad.

    In the world of dogs, Laura volunteers as an instructor at a local companion dog club and gives her time to her favourite dog charities by volunteering as steward at their pet shows, as well as raising much needed funds for dog charities through sponsored walks and fundraisers.

    Outside of the dog world.  Laura still manages to find time to volunteer in her local community by running a Rainbow group for young girls, playing in a youth marching band to help young members develop their confidence, and volunteering at a club for adults with learning disabilities. She has managed to successfully combine her love of dogs and education and walked local dogs for donations towards a trip that she funded to work with disadvantaged children and animals in communities outside of the UK.  Most recently, she has taken her fundraising and volunteering to another level and raised over £7,000 to visit Madagascar to work in the rainforest developing habitat for local animals.

    Good Buddy of the Year

    18 year-old Liam Landymore from Beaworthy, Devon, suffers with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression caused by a traumatic event eight years ago. He finds attending school a real challenge due to severe anxiety and panic attacks. In 2012, Liam took a turn for the worse and his depression became extremely worrying. His family were running out of options to keep Liam safe, as nothing seemed to be working. It was an extremely difficult time for Liam and he just didn’t want to live anymore. His family decided to get help from Dogs Helping Kids (DHK), a unique charity dedicated to using highly trained dogs to help children. From here, Liam’s dog, Charlie, started his training with DHK to become Liam’s support school dog. Having Charlie in Liam’s life has made all the difference and the two formed a unique bond through positive training was Charlie gave Liam the courage to live life again.

    Liam felt so passionate about the charity that he has started to promote and raise money for DHK and is now a Dogs Helping Kids Young Ambassador and teenage advisor.  Last November, Liam noticed the lack of young men training dogs so formed his own extension to the charity, aptly named Liam’s Men on Board, to address this. Liam hopes to be a top dog behaviourist and trainer when he leaves school, but most importantly he wants to continue to work alongside DHK to help other children like him.

    Sporting Talent of the Year

    19 year-old Antonia Leech from Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire has achieved so much through her hobby of showing dogs over the last ten years.  She has experienced numerous successes in the YKC but her highest achievement to date is winning YKC National Handler of the Year which allowed her to represent the UK at the World Dog Show in Moscow last year. Antonia claimed second place in the final last June with five-year-old Pharaoh Hound Bella, owned breeder Maria Evteeva from the world renowned Russian ‘Reedly Road’ kennel, becoming the first UK representative in eighteen years, and the first YKC member ever, to be placed at the show.

    Her achievements in YKC stakes and handling are too many to mention and she has worked hard to become well respected in the showing and handling world.  This year she had 109 junior and adult handlers enter when she judged at Southern Counties Championship Show and she is a credit and inspiration to YKC members and undoubtedly inspires other young dog lovers.

    Fundraiser of the Year

    Over the last two years, 12 year-old Mariann Bayliss from Stourbridge, West Midlands has raised money for several dog charities after initially raising £75 from selling loom bracelets for Children In Need. She began selling her handmade items at agility shows, school events and even via Facebook, all for different charitable causes. Last year she raised £150 for Dogs Trust in Evesham by making and selling dog bandanas; she wanted the money to help look after dogs which are less fortunate than her own. One of her recent projects, making tuggy toys and leads, raised £180 which she split between the Cinnamon Trust and Agility Against Cancer. Mariann chose the Cinnamon Trust because they offer a vital service to elderly and ill people, helping them care for their pets when they are not able to. Agility Against Cancer was an easy choice to make as the charity was originally set up to help a former member of her agility club where many of her friends were also involved in raising funds.

    Speaking about the finalists, YKC Chairman, Gerald King, said: “Congratulations to our five outstanding finalists – they are a credit to their generation and their stories really highlight the difference a dog can make in a person’s life or vice versa. Each year we receive incredible entries for young people and everyone who received a nomination should be proud of the work they have achieved, especially our five finalists – we look forward to seeing them at Crufts.”

    The winners from each category have been invited to Crufts 2017 on Sunday 12th March for a special presentation ceremony and each will receive an exclusive YKC ambassador’s badge and award. As well as being crowned the Shaun McAlpine Outstanding Young Person of the Year, there is also a prize fund up to £750 which will be used towards helping the winner progress their love of dogs. The overall winner will be decided via an online vote open to all on Facebook.

    Visit the club’s Facebook page to register your vote and show your support for these inspirational young people.  The voting will close on Friday 3 March 2017.

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    February 5th, 2017Laura P (Editor)Crufts, Crufts 2017

    Thursday 9 March – full schedule here

    Terrier group breed classes
    Terrier group judging @ 6:35pm in the Main Arena

    Hound group breed classes
    Hound group judging @ 7:30pm in the Main Arena

    Presentation of painting to Best in Show Winner 2016 @ 7:25pm in Main Arena

    Junior Warrant competition final @ 6:15pm in the Main Arena

    Inter-Regional Rally competition – Obedience ring
    Followed by the Obreedience competition

    Friday 10 March – full schedule here

    Utility group breed classes
    Utility group judging @ 6:20pm in the Main Arena

    Toy group breed classes
    Toy group judging @ 7:10pm in the Main Arena

    PAT Dog of the Year presentation @ 11:25am in the Main Arena

    Eukanuba World Challenge final @ 5:30pm in the Main Arena

    Vulnerable Native Breeds competition final @ 6:00pm in the Main Arena

    Saturday 11 March – full schedule here

    Gundog group breed classes
    Gundog group judging @ 7:35pm in the Main Arena

    Scruffts final @ 6:10pm in the Main Arena

    Kennel Club Breeders competition @ 6:35pm in the Main Arena

    Gamekeepers’ competition @ 7:05pm in the Main Arena

    Kennel Club Obedience Championships (Dogs) – Obedience ring

    Sunday 12 March – full schedule here

    Working group breed classes
    Working group judging in the Main Arena

    Pastoral group breed classes
    Pastoral group judging in the Main Arena

    Flyball final @ 1:20pm in the Main Arena

    Kennel Club Obedience Championships (Bitches) – Obedience ring

    Outstanding Young Person Award @ 11:45 in the YKC ring

    Best in Show programme (from 2pm onwards) – ticket holders only

    Purchase your Best in Show tickets (from £17.50) here

    Agility – Championship Final
    Eukanuba Friends for Life
    YKC Stakes final
    Group judging (Working)
    Group judging (Pastoral)
    Heelwork to Music (Mary Ray)
    West Midlands Police display
    Presentation of the Police Dog Team Operational and Humanitarian Action of the Year Award
    Best in Show

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