T&H day was one of the busiest ones at Crufts, with 5,226 dogs representing 27 Terrier and 32 Hound breeds.
Terrier & Hound Groups
A Scottish Terrier from Russia won the Terrier Group; MULTI CH FILISITE BRASH BEAUTY NEVER LIES. Reserve was the Jack Russell Terrier (AM CH D B F SANTA BARBARA SURFER GIRL), 3rd was the West Highland White Terrier, and 4th was the Bedlington.
The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen won the Hound Group; CH SOLETRADER MAGIC MIKE – the son of Jilly, who won Best in Show a few years ago. Reserve was the Whippet (WEST CHELAN QUICK LOOK AT ME), 3rd was the Irish Wolfhound, and 4th was the Greyhound.
The largest entry in the Terrier group was the Staffordshire Bull Terrier (350); the smallest was the Australian Terrier (19). The largest entry in the Pastoral group was the Whippet (416), while the Foxhound had just four individuals entered.
The Black and Tan Coonhound competed at Crufts for the first time today.
Vulnerable Native Breeds
The following Vulnerable Native Breeds exhibited on Saturday:
- Miniature Bull Terrier
- Dandie Dinmont Terrier
- Smooth Fox Terrier
- Glen of Imaal Terrier
- Kerry Blue Terrier
- Lakeland Terrier
- Manchester Terrier
- Norwich Terrier
- Sealyham Terrier
- Skye Terrier
Category Three Breeds
The Kennel Club’s Breed Watch health and welfare program has highlighted a number of breeds as ‘Category Three’, ie breeds where some dogs have visible conditions or exaggerations that can cause pain or discomfort. These breeds require their Best of Breed winners to be examined by a vet before their award is confirmed. This includes Crufts winners.
The Bloodhound is the only Category Three breed in the Hound group. There are no Category 3 breeds in the Terrier group.
This evening’s Main Arena programme includes the final of the International Junior Handling Competition, as well as Scruffts and the presentation of her commemorative painting to the 2018 Best in Show winner.
Today is the day of the “Wooferendum” dogs dinner protest outside of Parliament, for dogs and dog lovers who oppose Brexit. The issue has become a concern to dog show people, as the BBC reports. Defra have a presence at Crufts this year, and while the Kennel Club recently revealed that Crufts overseas entry figures have been impacted this year.
We’re at #Crufts 2019 this weekend to help make sure dog owners have all the info they need to be ready and able to continue to travel with their ?to the EU after #Brexit . More detail here https://t.co/8GizxfPpfD … pic.twitter.com/onClNbsg4R
— Defra UK (@DefraGovUK) March 8, 2019
If you need a giggle after all that Brexit talk, then you can read this article in The Sun, which claims that swingers are using Crufts as a cover for their extra-marital activities!