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Crufts 2020

And in the wag of a tail, it’s over for another year. In this blog, we look at the highlights from Crufts 2020 and find out how a few of our breeders got on.

Crufts sees an average of 160,000 visitors and 26,000 dogs attending over 4 days, with over 200 breeds competing for a place in the final.

Wire-Haired Dachshund, CH Silvae Trademark was crowned best in show. Masie, who is owned by Kim McCalmont, was awarded the title by BIS judge Mrs Anne Macdonald.

Reserve best in show went to Buddies Breeder Melanie Harwood’s Miniature Poodle, CH Minarets Best Kept Secret, pet name Frankie.

Other best in show finalists were as follows…

Working Group –

CH Phoenix Never Dies Du Monde D’elias JCH, aka Drago, the Bullmastiff

Gundog Group –

SH CH/IR SH CH Gwendariff Coco Nut Cream CW’18, aka Elsie, the Irish setter.

Pastoral Group

CH Bottom Shaker The Greatest Picture jWW’18, aka Zonki, the Old English Sheepdog.

Terrier Group –

Indian Princess At Perrisblu, aka Pixie the Kerry Blue Terrier.

Toy Group –

CH Regina Bichon You Rock My World At Pamplona, aka Pablo, the Bichon Frise.

You can find the full list of results at www.crufts.fossedata.co.uk.

We also want to celebrate the achievements of a few of our Buddies breeders.

Sam Dawson –Crufts 2020 - Buddies Pet Insurance

‘We had a fantastic Crufts, but my legs are like jelly today after showing 4 dogs and running round the ring about 18 times.

Randal (Ch Janfrey Randal Upon Rundle JW ShCM) was 1st in Open Dog and Cassie (Evalux Cashmere Upon Rundle (Imp IT) JW) was 3rd in Yearling Bitch.

Bella who is 11 had a blast and charged round the ring like she owned it – but was sadly unplaced, as was Bonnie in Post Graduate. All the dogs seemed to enjoy their day though and that’s what matters.

Charlotte came in season so she stayed at home. I’m actually quite relieved as I don’t think I’d have been able to walk at all today if I’d shown 5!’

Hayley McCallum –

‘Wow we had an amazing Crufts. Ana, ‘Pandaprints Anastasia JW JWW’17’ won 1st in open, the bitch CC and gained her Champion title in style! At Crufts I also collected Honeys Top brood bitch 2019 award from Pro plan, Brucies Dog of the year 2019 award from K9 News and My Top Havanese breeder 2019 award from Arden Grange.

I’m absolutely delighted to be Top Havanese breeder in the UK and I’m so proud of my kennels achievements. Champion Ana & Champion Bruce are from my first two litters.’

Debbie Howe –

‘We had a great time at Crufts. Rain & Leica won 2nd places in their respective classes.

Our star of the day was baby Quinn. In her last puppy class, she won best bitch pup, best junior bitch and Best Puppy In Breed!’

Kim Wright –

‘The Razkiah crew managed a 4th in junior dog, 3rd in veteran dog and 4th in veteran bitch. The youngest are just a year, the oldest is 12 and has qualified for Crufts again for next year.’

Annette Kettle –

‘Foxindean Smooth Fox Terriers, father and daughter, attended and got 2nd Veteran Dog, 2nd Good Citizens and 1st Junior Bitch. Now back to reality and getting ready for new arrivals.’

You can find out more about our breeders here.

We hope you are now all fully recovered and rested following the marvelous madness that was Crufts 2020.

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