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Crufts is one of the largest 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 show was set up in Victorian times by the late Charles Cruft. 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!

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    • Kids & Family

Crufts is one of the largest 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 show was set up in Victorian times by the late Charles Cruft. 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!

    Kathleen Roosens - Papillion - Best in Show 2019

    Kathleen Roosens - Papillion - Best in Show 2019

    Dylan, a Papillon from Belgium, with owner Kathleen Roosens - Best in show 2019

    • 1 min
    Imogen Woodman - YKC Champion Volunteer winner

    Imogen Woodman - YKC Champion Volunteer winner

    Paige Jepson, from Staffordshire - YKC Outstanding Young Person Of The Year and winner of the Shaun McAlpine Trophy.

    • 1 min
    Paige Jepson - Oustanding Young Person Of The Year

    Paige Jepson - Oustanding Young Person Of The Year

    Paige Jepson, from Staffordshire - YKC Outstanding Young Person Of The Year and winner of the Shaun McAlpine Trophy.

    • 3 min
    Vince Hogan - Our Dogs

    Vince Hogan - Our Dogs

    For the first time, Our Dogs wins at Crufts...awarded Best Small Stand by the KC judges. Vince Hogan talks Crufts, world dog showing and growing international connections for Crufts.

    • 8 min
    Frank Kane - Hound Group Judge Crufts 2019

    Frank Kane - Hound Group Judge Crufts 2019

    Frank talks at Crufts 2019 after selecting Best In Group, Hound

    • 38 sec
    Jane Withers - Shrewsbury Best Of Breed Glen Of Imaal Terrier

    Jane Withers - Shrewsbury Best Of Breed Glen Of Imaal Terrier

    Jane Withers from Shrewsbury talks at Crufts 2019 after winning Best Of Breed 'Glen Of Imaal Terrier' with her dog Quinn

    • 3 min

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Excellent interview Pauline D'Rane.

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