• Short Summary

    THE ARISTOCRATS OF THE CANINE WORLD ARE GATHERED IN LONDON TODAY (FRIDAY) FOR CRUFTS -- THE WORLD'S LARGEST DOG SHOW.

  • Description

    THE ARISTOCRATS OF THE CANINE WORLD ARE GATHERED IN LONDON TODAY (FRIDAY) FOR CRUFTS -- THE WORLD'S LARGEST DOG SHOW. IT'S CONSIDERED THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENT IN THE DOG WORLD. A DOG THAT ENTERS THE JUDGING ARENA TODAY MAY BE WORTH ONLY A FEW POUNDS, BUT TOMORROW NIGHT IT MAY BE WORTH GBP1,000. MORE THAN 8,000 DOGS WILL BE AT THIS YEAR'S SHOW REPRESENTING MORE THAN 120 BREEDS.

    DOGS ARE BIG BUSINESS AND ARE HELPING BRITAIN TO BRIDGE HER OVERSEAS TRADE GAP. BRITAIN EXPORTED MORE THAN 6,000 DOGS LAST YEAR -- NEARLY 20 PER CENT MORE THAN IN 1964 -- BRINGING INTO THE EXCHEQUER ABOUT ONE AND A HALF MILLION POUNDS.

    THE UNITED STATES WAS THE BIGGEST IMPORTER OF BRITISH DOGS WITH 2,700, AND CANADA FOLLOWED WITH NEARLY 600. FRANCE, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA AND WEST GERMANY WERE ALL GOOD CUSTOMERS OF BRITISH DOG-BREEDERS.

    ORGANISED PARTIES OF DOG EXPERTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE ATTENDING TODAY'S SHOW. NOT ONLY WILL THEY BE LOOKING AT DOGS -- DOG ACCESSORIES ARE ALSO BIG MONEY EARNERS WITH DOG-COSMETICS, DOG-BASKETS, DOG-CLOTHES, DOG-FOODS, DOG-DOLLARS, DOG-MEDICINES AND A DOZEN MORE THINGS. THE SPACE-AGE DOG CAN CERTAINLY LIVE IN STYLE -- AND MANY OF THEM DO.

    JUDGED BY THE NUMBERS ENTERED, THE POODLE REMAINS THE MOST POPULAR DOG IN BRITAIN. SOME 242 TOY POODLES, 204 MINIATURE POODLES, AND 58 STANDARD POODLES ARE TAKING PART, WITH ALSATIANS OR GERMAN SHEPHERDS SECOND IN POPULARITY WITH AN ENTRY 367. COCKER SPANIELS ARE THIRD FOLLOWED BY GOLDEN RETRIEVERS AND BOXERS.

    ALSATIANS, IT SEEMS ARE DROPPING IN POPULARITY. THEY'RE A LONG WAY DOWN THE EXPORT LIST WHICH IS TOPPED BY POODLES, YORKSHIRE TERRIERS, PEKINGESE AND COCKER SPANIELS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACNEDSDDH3FR6J2N37KAX0SO5
    Media URN:
    VLVACNEDSDDH3FR6J2N37KAX0SO5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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