INTRODUCTION. A three & half year-old English Setter took first prize at the Crufts Annual?
INTRODUCTION. A three & half year-old English Setter took first prize at the Crufts Annual Dog Show in London Saturday night (2 February). Once again dog lovers & exhibitors from across the country the year
SYNOPSIS: Nearly 10,000 dogs of 141 different breeds went on display at Olympia this year, representing the cream of Britain's canine population. The only entry qualification is that the dogs must have won a prize in a specified class at a championship show during the last year
Its not just a blue ribbon they're competing for. The show's champion receives prize-money of 10,000 pounds sterling (17,000 U.S. Dollars)
Dog breeding is a big business in Britain..... Last year Britain exported 11,479 pedigree dogs worth around 2 million pounds (3.4 million U.S. Dollars)
The top export markets were France,italy the United States & Canada with the top export breeds being the Yorkshire Terrier, Toy Poodle, Old English sheepdog, & Pekinese
The first Crufts show was staged by its founder Charles Cruft in 1891. Even then he made a point of introdu as many breeds as possible to his show, a precedent which has been carried on to this day
Preliminary judging took place on Friday with the major titles decide on Saturday. Every dog from rare breeds the Swedish Vallhund & the Affenpinscher to old favourites like the English sheepdog the Collies, Welsh Corgies & St. Bernards, competed for the opportunity to go down in canine history. But it was traditional English Setter that claimed this years's place of honour
Bournehouse Dancing Master as he is regally christened is owned by Mr. & mrs Gordon Williams of Staffordshire England. In two previous appearances at Crufts, he did not even make Best-of-Breed. But on Saturday night there was no doubt was top dog. Runner up was Binatte Plantar a Kerry Blue Terrier.