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    February 2nd, 2016Laura P (Editor)Crufts, Crufts 2016

    Almost 22,000 dogs will be heading to the NEC in Birmingham from 10th – 13th March to compete at Crufts 2016, the Kennel Club has announced. This marks an increase in entries for the 125th anniversary of the show.

    The Kennel Club figures show that 21,919 dogs will be taking part in breed judging, Gamekeepers’ classes and the Obedience and Agility Championships. The 2016 figure exceeds the 2015 figure by 2 per cent and is the highest number of dogs competing at Crufts since 2010.

    As ever, the event has a truly international flavour with 3,396 dogs competing from overseas compared with 2,987 in 2015, an increase of 14 per cent. Dogs from a total of 47 overseas countries will take part in the show, including, for the first time, Venezuela, Peru and the Philippines.

    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 Lagotto Ramagnolo and the Cirneco Dell’Etna, which will have their own breed classes at Crufts for the first time. Both breeds will be judged by Mrs Carla Molinari from Portugal.

    This year has seen an increase of 40 per cent or more in the entries for the following breeds compared with 2015: Pointer, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Samoyed and Basset Hound.

    The highest entry in each group is as follows:

    • Toy: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel – 322
    • Utility: Bulldog – 245
    • Gundog: Retriever (Labrador) –  588
    • Working: Boxer – 236
    • Pastoral: Border Collie – 359
    • Terrier: Staffordshire Bull Terrier – 410
    • Hound: Whippet – 397

    Gerald King, Crufts Chairman said: “We are delighted that entries to Crufts’ 125th anniversary show 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.

    “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.”

    Full entry figures for all the groups can be found on the pages below: 
    Toy Group
    Utility Group
    Gundog Group
    Working Group
    Pastoral Group
    Terrier Group
    Hound Group
    British Vulnerable Native Breeds
    Obedience entry was 19 bitches and 24 dogs

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    February 2nd, 2016Laura P (Editor)Crufts, Crufts 2016
    Breed 
    Total2566
    Alaskan Malamute157
    Bernese Mountain Dog 221
    Bouvier des Flandres 42
    Boxer 236
    Bullmastiff 133
    Canadian Eskimo Dog 24
    Dobermann179
    Dogue de Bordeaux 153
    German Pinscher 29
    Giant Schnauzer 79
    Great Dane 160
    Greenland Dog 6
    Hovawart 51
    Leonberger 162
    Mastiff66
    Neapolitan Mastiff 31
    Newfoundland 198
    Portuguese Water Dog 47
    Rottweiler 193
    Russian Black Terrier 52
    Siberian Husky 166
    St Bernard 80
    Tibetan Mastiff 61
    AV Imported Register40
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    February 2nd, 2016Laura P (Editor)Crufts, Crufts 2016
    Breed 
    Total3012
    Akita 118
    Boston Terrier 115
    Bulldog 245
    Canaan Dog 13
    Chow Chow109
    Dalmatian 228
    Eurasier 46
    French Bulldog 219
    German Spitz (Klein)71
    German Spitz (Mittel) 83
    Japanese Akita Inu 30
    Japanese Shiba Inu 120
    Japanese Spitz 68
    Keeshond 87
    Kooikerhondje 27
    Lhasa Apso 131
    Miniature Schnauzer 151
    Poodle (Miniature) 116
    Poodle (Standard)151
    Poodle (Toy) 97
    Schipperke 56
    Schnauzer 68
    Shar Pei 72
    Shih Tzu 189
    Tibetan Spaniel 147
    Tibetan Terrier 235
    AV Imported Register20
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    February 2nd, 2016Laura P (Editor)Crufts, Crufts 2016
    Breed 
    Total2909
    Affenpinscher75
    Australian Silky Terrier 13
    Bichon Frise 134
    Bolognese68
    Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 322
    Chihuahua (Long Coat) 251
    Chihuahua (Smooth Coat) 178
    Chinese Crested 204
    Coton de Tulear48
    English Toy Terrier58
    Griffon Bruxellois 86
    Havanese 77
    Italian Greyhound 104
    Japanese Chin 132
    King Charles Spaniel125
    Lowchen 35
    Maltese 59
    Miniature Pinscher 100
    Papillon 232
    Pekingese 78
    Pomeranian 154
    Pug 269
    Yorkshire Terrier 107
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    February 2nd, 2016Laura P (Editor)Crufts, Crufts 2016
    Breed 
    Total2307
    Airedale Terrier 81
    Australian Terrier 17
    Bedlington Terrier 89
    Border Terrier 239
    Bull Terrier 67
    Bull Terrier (Miniature) 85
    Cairn Terrier 143
    Cesky Terrier 35
    Dandie Dinmont Terrier59
    Fox Terrier (Smooth) 66
    Fox Terrier (Wire) 72
    Glen of Imaal Terrier 42
    Irish Terrier 56
    Kerry Blue Terrier 51
    Lakeland Terrier 45
    Manchester Terrier 66
    Norfolk Terrier 43
    Norwich Terrier 51
    Parson Russell Terrier 122
    Scottish Terrier 94
    Sealyham Terrier 33
    Skye Terrier 56
    Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier 100
    Staffordshire Bull Terrier 410
    Welsh Terrier38
    West Highland White Terrier147
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    February 2nd, 2016Laura P (Editor)Crufts, Crufts 2016
    Breed 
    Total3058
    Anatolian Shepherd Dog 7
    Australian Cattle Dog 51
    Australian Shepherd 139
    Bearded Collie 299
    Beauceron 24
    Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael) 61
    Belgian Shepherd Dog (Laekenois) 9
    Belgian Shepherd Dog (Malinois) 37
    Belgian Shepherd Dog (Tervueren) 77
    Border Collie 359
    Briard 94
    Catalan Sheepdog 27
    Collie (Rough) 271
    Collie (Smooth) 58
    Estrela Mountain Dog 35
    Finnish Lapphund 100
    German Shepherd Dog 121
    Hungarian Puli 75
    Komondor13
    Lancashire Heeler 86
    Maremma Sheepdog 20
    Norwegian Buhund 36
    Old English Sheepdog133
    Polish Lowland Sheepdog 60
    Pyrenean Mountain Dog 89
    Pyrenean Sheepdog 30
    Samoyed 168
    Shetland Sheepdog 282
    Swedish Vallhund 44
    Turkish Kangal Dog 10
    Welsh Corgi (Cardigan)91
    Welsh Corgi (Pembroke)120
    AV Imported Register32
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    February 2nd, 2016Laura P (Editor)Crufts, Crufts 2016
    Breed 
    Total3038
    Afghan Hound 232
    Basenji 54
    Basset Fauve de Bretagne 59
    Basset Griffon Vendeen (Grand) 41
    Basset Griffon Vendeen (Petit) 90
    Basset Hound 137
    Beagle 253
    Bloodhound 25
    Borzoi 123
    Cirneco Dell'Etna 27
    Dachshund (Min Long-Haired)149
    Dachshund (Min Smooth-Haired) 131
    Dachshund (Min Wire-Haired) 123
    Dachshund (Long-Haired) 86
    Dachshund (Smooth-Haired) 92
    Dachshund (Wire-Haired) 92
    Deerhound 101
    Finnish Spitz 18
    Foxhound 9
    Greyhound 78
    Hamiltonstovare 18
    Ibizan Hound 34
    Irish Wolfhound162
    Norwegian Elkhound 57
    Otterhound 32
    Pharaoh Hound 33
    Portuguese Podengo46
    Rhodesian Ridgeback201
    Saluki 105
    Sloughi 7
    Whippet 397
    AV Imported Register 26
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    February 2nd, 2016Laura P (Editor)Crufts, Crufts 2016
    Breed 
    Total4933
    Bracco Italiano50
    Brittany 28
    English Setter 200
    German Longhaired Pointer 22
    German Shorthaired Pointer 85
    German Wirehaired Pointer 31
    Gordon Setter 192
    Hungarian Vizsla 141
    Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla 83
    Irish Red And White Setter 78
    Irish Setter 314
    Italian Spinone 155
    Lagotto Romagnolo 59
    Large Munsterlander 88
    Pointer 236
    Retriever (Chesapeake Bay) 34
    Retriever (Curly Coated) 76
    Retriever (Flat Coated) 334
    Retriever (Golden) 569
    Retriever (Labrador)588
    Retriever (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling) 169
    Spaniel (American Cocker) 114
    Spaniel (Clumber) 70
    Spaniel (Cocker) 403
    Spaniel (English Springer) 166
    Spaniel (Field) 54
    Spaniel (Irish Water) 30
    Spaniel (Sussex) 52
    Spaniel (Welsh Springer) 203
    Spanish Water Dog 67
    Weimaraner 133
    AV Imported Register9
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    February 2nd, 2016Laura P (Editor)Crufts, Crufts 2015, Crufts 2016
    Breed20162015
    Totals: 20302034
    Bloodhound2515
    Bull Terrier (Miniature)8577
    Collie (Smooth)5856
    Dandie Dinmont Terrier5956
    Deerhound101103
    English Toy Terrier 5864
    Fox Terrier (Smooth)6673
    Glen of Imaal Terrier4230
    Gordon Setter192208
    Irish Red & White Setter7886
    Irish Wolfhound162149
    Kerry Blue Terrier5164
    King Charles Spaniel125108
    Lakeland Terrier4541
    Lancashire Heeler8689
    Manchester Terrier6657
    Mastiff6658
    Norwich Terrier5140
    Otterhound3232
    Retriever (Curly Coated)7673
    Sealyham Terrier3338
    Skye Terrier5657
    Spaniel (Clumber)7087
    Spaniel (Field)5453
    Spaniel (Irish Water)3036
    Spaniel (Sussex)5257
    Welsh Corgi (Cardigan)9183
    Welsh Corgi (Pembroke)120144
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    February 2nd, 2016Laura P (Editor)Articles, Crufts, Crufts 2016

    The Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme for Instructors in Dog Training and Canine Behaviour (KCAI) is offering 50% off Crufts tickets to dog training instructors interested in joining the scheme and visiting the KCAI stand at Crufts.

    To submit your interest in the KCAI scheme as well as discounted Crufts tickets, please take part in this short survey and a member of the KCAI team will be in touch if you are successful.

    There are a limited number of tickets available and these will be provided on a first come first served basis.

    For more information on the KCAI scheme, please visit the Kennel Club website.

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