And in the wag of a tail, it’s over for another year. In this blog we look at the highlights from Crufts 2019 and find out how a few of our breeders got on.
Crufts sees an average of 160,000 visitors and 28,000 dogs attending over the 4 days, with over 200 breeds competing for a place in the final.
Fabulous Papillon, Planet Waves Forever Young Daydream, aka Dylan, was crowned Best in Show. Dylan, who is owned by Kathleen Roosens, was also named winner of the Toy group.
This is the first time in Crufts 128 show history, that a Papillon has taken the Best in Show title.
Reserve Best in Show went to Hound group winner, Soletrader Magic Mike, aka Mike, a three-year-old Basset Griffon Vendeen from Oxfordshire.
Other Best in Show finalists were as follows…
Lanfrese Ocolardo, aka Dave, a six-year-old Boxer from Oxfordshire.
Gloi Donn All or Nothing at Stangate, aka Luther, a three-year-old Irish Water Spaniel from Cumbria.
Dorian Spring Charleen Lumiere De La Vie, aka Charleen, a six-year-old Samoyed from Portugal.
Filisite Brash Beauty Never Lies, aka Eva, a three-year-old Scottish Terrier from Russia.
Hearty Love Him If You Dare, aka Bearly, a Shih Tzu from Thailand.
We also want to celebrate the achievements of a few of our Buddies Breeders.
Dale Francis & Gary Pearce with German Spitz Klein
Will, aka Ch Longsdale’s Willie Win JW, won Veteran Dog, Reserve Challenge Certificate and Best Veteran in Breed.
George, aka Longsdale’s Blame It on Me, won Puppy Dog and Best Puppy in Breed.
Drake, aka Longsdale’s Heat of The Moment, won Junior Dog.
Jen, aka Ch Longsdale’s Jen You Win JW Sh.CM, won Veteran Bitch.
Lacy, aka Kelham Love and Romance with Longsdale who is a German Spitz Mittel, won 2nd in Open Bitch and Reserve Challenge Certificate.
Their star of the day was Bea, aka Ch Longsdale’s Dilemma, who won Open Bitch, Bitch Challenge Certificate, Best of Breed and was group short listed.
Jan Moir and daughter Lisa Moir with German Spitz Mittel
Mayhem, aka CH Jansanleis Mayhem JW, won Best Veteran in Breed.
Envy, aka Ch Jansanleis Envy JW, won Bitch Challenge Certificate.
Hayley McCallum with Havanese
Bruce, aka Pandaprint Believe in Magic JW won Best of Breed.
‘Huge thanks to Mrs Raye Parry for thinking so highly of my boy and making my dreams come true. At just 17 months of age, Brucie showed his socks off to become the youngest Havanese ever to win BOB (and a dog CC) at Crufts, from a lovely entry of 89 Havanese.’ Says Hayley.
Sam Dawson with Beagle
Charlotte, aka Rundle Going For Gold, along with young handler Kyra took VHC in limit bitch.
‘We took 4 Beagles to Crufts on Saturday. Bella and Bonnie were unplaced but still enjoyed their day out. Entries were high in all the beagle classes, so we were over the moon with the results.’ Says Sam.
Morgan Shoosmith-Taite, daughter of Buddies Breeder Alison Shoosmith.
‘This year she has surpassed all possible expectations by doing so incredibly well in all of her competing areas of the Young Kennel Club which is for 6-24-year old’s. Morgan won her age class in Grooming and then went on to win Young Groomer of the Year against all age groups. On top of this she also gained 2nd Place in agility as well as 2nd in dog handling with her own Standard Poodles.’ Says Alison.
We hope you are now all fully recovered and rested following the marvelous madness that was Crufts 2019.