The world’s greatest dog show Crufts was even more international this year, with more dogs from overseas at Birmingham last weekend than ever before!

From 8th-11th March Crufts 2018 saw over 22,000 dogs compete for the world famous title of Crufts Best in Show Champion! Hundreds of trade stands full of wonderful products for owners and their canine pals. 

Pawsome pups raised the roof of the NEC with Agility, Flyball, Heelwork to Music and inspiring doggy displays. For those thinking of buying a puppy, 200 different dog breeds joined the Discover Dog area, in association with Frontline.

The line up was as follows:

Day 1 Thursday 8 March Working and Pastoral breeds

Day 2 Friday 9 March Terrier and Hound breeds

Day 3 Saturday 10 March Toy and Utility breeds

Day 4 Sunday 11 March Gundog breeds

We attended the event for the Working and Pastoral breeds event, watching the fantastic events unfold throughout the day. 

A little about Crufts:

Crufts is the greatest dog events in the world. No longer purely a dog show, Crufts celebrates every aspect of the role that dogs play in our lives.

It has changed in ways that couldn’t possibly have been imagined when the late Charles Cruft set up the show in Victorian times. Although it was a very different event in 1891 Charles Cruft was a great showman and would surely have enjoyed the size and scope of the event today, which is an essential date in any dog lover’s calendar.

The dog show is still an important part of the event, celebrating the unique relationship that dogs share with their owners. Judges are trained to ensure that only healthy dogs win prizes, which in turn encourages the breeding of healthy dogs. But the event is now about so much more besides.

Crufts is ultimately a celebration of all dogs. It celebrates working dogs, which are fit and healthy enough to perform the jobs for which they were originally bred, such as those in the Gamekeeper classes or which line up for the Police Dog Team Operational and Humanitarian Action of the Year award, and it hails hero dogs through the Friends for Life competition. Rescue dogs are celebrated in the rescue dog agility competition and the speed and agility of dogs is celebrated in the ever popular competitions of Flyball and Heelwork to Music.

For prospective dog owners and dog lovers, Crufts is a prime opportunity to talk to Kennel Club Assured Breeders, rescue charities and breed experts about how to responsibly buy, train and enjoy life with your dog. And of course, with hundreds of trade stands selling anything and everything for dogs and dog lovers, it is a shopping extravaganza!

Attended by The Supervet, Noel Fitzpatrick, Crufts 2018 was officially covered by Channel 4. Keep an eye out for our exclusive interview with Noel who chatted to Cornfield Magazine just before he attended the world-famous event!

See the number of Crufts 2018 exhibitor entries from each country on the official Crufts website.

See all winners and entrants here.

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