Headline roundup – Crufts 2018 – Toy & Utility day

Saturday 10 March was Toy and Utility day at Crufts 2018. Below is a round up of all the winners and the day’s biggest stories.

All the video action from day three can be found at the Crufts YouTube channel.  All of our images from the show can be found here

Inside the ring

The winner of the Toy group was Howard the Papillon. Reserve went to the Griffon Bruxellois; 3rd was the English Toy Terrier, and 4th was the Pomeranian.  You can watch the full group judging here

The winner of the Utility group was Chanel the Akita. Reserve in the group went to the Standard Poodle; 3rd was the Miniature Poodle, and 4th was the Toy Poodle. You can watch the full group judging here

The Irish Wolfhound, Champion Hydebeck Imperial Ruler JW, won the Vulnerable Native Breeds competition. A full gallery of pictures from this event can be found here

Team White (Huzzah, Hope, and Maddog) didn’t get any placings, but it was lovely to see two other white Miniature Schnauzers placed in Yearling Dog and Veteran Bitch.

The Scruffts Family Crossbreed Dog of the Year title was won by Jack, the Good Citizen Dog. 

The International Junior Handling Competition was won by 15-year old Antonio Ribeiro, the competitor from Portugal

The three high profile breeds in the Toy and Utility groups all passed their vet checks. As there are no high profile breeds in the Gundog group, this meant that none of the dogs failed their tests this year. 

Full results for all events can be found here

Outside the ring

The Kennel Club highlighted how the sport of agility can be good for weight loss. 

Dog trainer Gill Raddings attended with some of her canine film and TV stars


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