Vulnerable Native Breeds competition finalists head to Crufts 2019

The Kennel Club Vulnerable British and Irish Native Breeds Competition final will return to Crufts again this year. 

The 28 finalists will be pre-judged in Hall 5, Ring 36, from 2:30 pm on Thursday 7 March. The winner will then be announced in the Main Arena that evening. 

The Vulnerable Native Breeds competition was launched in 2015. Each year the competition returns to the Best in Show ring to raise awareness of vulnerable British and Irish breeds. The competition recognises those people who are dedicated to the survival and prosperity of these breeds. To qualify for this competition, competitors must win a Best of Breed at one of the designated Group Championship shows during 2018. 

The 2018 VNBs were:
Bloodhounds, Cardigan Welsh Corgis, Clumber Spaniels, Curly Coated Retrievers, Dandie Dinmont Terriers, Deerhounds, English Setters, English Toy Terriers, Field Spaniels, Glen of Imaal Terriers, Gordon Setters, Irish Red & White Setters, Irish Terriers, Irish Water Spaniels, Kerry Blue Terriers, King Charles Spaniels, Lakeland Terriers, Lancashire Heelers, Manchester Terriers, Mastiffs, Miniature Bull Terriers, Norwich Terriers, Otterhounds, Sealyham Terriers, Skye Terriers, Smooth Collies, Smooth Fox Terriers, and Sussex Spaniels

The 2019 qualifying competitors are: 

Deerhound CH BEARDSWOOD QUINTESSENCE
Otterhound CH TECKELGARTH MAXIMUS
Bloodhound KINGSHART MIDDLEMAN*
English Setter TATTERSETT GALILEO
Gordon Setter SH CH PEGASETT BLACK N’TANTRUM
Irish Red & White Setter SH CH ALANEA SUMMER COTTAGE
Retriever (Curly Coated) SH CH BRIGHTMEADOW NEVER SAY DIE JW ShCM
Spaniel (Clumber) SH CH WINHAMPTON OVER THE YARDARM OF HARRIFIELD JW ShCM
Spaniel (Field) SH CH SONNETEND FINISHING TOUCH AT SHIRMAL
Spaniel (Irish Water) SH CH GLOI DONN ALL OR NOTHING AT STANEGATE
Spaniel (Sussex) SH CH IVCAR ANYTHING GOES
Bull Terrier (Miniature) CH OPIUM BONSAI VON AMADIS (IMP DEU)
Dandie Dinmont Terrier CH GERMAN DANDIE’S VIOLETTA (IMP DEU)
Fox Terrier (Smooth) CH ABSOLUTELY SIGNATURE (ATCAV00923USA)
Glen of Imaal Terrier CH IR CH ABBERANN CONAN (IKC)
Kerry Blue Terrier CH BALBOA NEMBO KID (IMP ITA)
Lakeland Terrier CH PAPERMAN ATLANTIS
Manchester Terrier CH DIGELSA DECLARATION
Norwich Terrier CH KREATIN EXTRA MILE
Sealyham Terrier CH FORLEGD BUBBLY BELLADONNA BAGGINS AT THORNBERRYHALL (IKC)
Skye Terrier CH BRAKEMILL BARNUM ShCM
Mastiff CH FAYNAD FRANKINCENSE
Collie (Smooth) CH FOXEARTH FLAG DAY
Lancashire Heeler BLACK ROSE IN RONLEYDON
Welsh Corgi (Cardigan) CH JOSETER FRAZER NASH
English Toy Terrier NJABULO JAKAYLA
King Charles Spaniel CH KASAMANDA JUST A DREAM FOR MARCHOG
Irish Terrier CH SEPTEMBER MORN ON IRVONHILL

 

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