Sunday, 8 February 2015

The World's Largest Dog Show: Crufts 2015




Crufts has long been considered the biggest dog show in the world, and we are excited to say, myself and Hooman will be going!  Not as a show dog (I am not perfect enough, or clever enough), but I will be taking Hooman with me on a press pass to see what it is all about, and to take some lovely photos for you all!   I am particularly excited as we have access to the press office, and a little birdie has told me that there are biscuits there.....

We can't wait, there is going to be so much to see.  We all know that Crufts is where the most beautiful canines compete for that elusive Best In Show, but did you know just how much other stuff goes on?  Here's what you can expect to see at Crufts this year, which is being held at the Birmingham NEC, 5-8th March:



  • First up of course, the show dogs - split into the seven groups, Gundogs, Pastoral, Working, Terriers, Toy, Utility and Hound, all vying for that big silver Best in Show trophy
  • Agility - some seriously nippy and athletic canines!
  • Flyball - for the speediest of doggies
  • Heelwork to music - for the more musical hound
  • Various displays from the police, gundog displays, the RAF, activities and retrieving 
  • Scruffts competition - to find the UK's most fabulous cross breed!
  • PAT (Pets as Therapy) dog of the year award
  • Various Young Kennel Club and International Junior Handling events
  • Discover Dogs in Hall 3 - meet over 200 breeds of dogs and speak to experienced owners and breeders about the requirements for the breeds you are perhaps interested in owning one day
  • The announcement of the winner of the Friends For Life competition, as voted for by the public (we will follow up with a post on this when the finalists are announced). Probably our most  favourite competition, as the stories of canines helping humans emotionally, mentally and physically through the greatest of difficulties are just wonderful.
  • ....and of course...... LOTS OF SHOPPING!!!  Over the last year we have got to know various retailers, and are hoping to perhaps meet some of them in person!  Plus I'm hoping to get given lots of biscuits.....



We have an upcoming post in the next few days with some interesting facts that perhaps you didn't know about Crufts, plus over on our Facebook page, we are doing a daily Countdown to Crufts fact of the day, to celebrate the diversity and awesomeness of dogs, so make sure you pop over to say hello!  

Finally, Crufts have been super amazing and given us two pairs of tickets as a giveaway prize!  They are valid for one  day of your choice, although if you choose the Sunday, you will need to purchase an extra  ticket for the Best in Show event in the main arena.   We will run the giveaway until 21:00 next Sunday (16th February) to give us time to get the tickets sent to the lucky winners.  In the meantime, you can also purchase tickets for Crufts by clicking on the pic below!




And below is where you can enter our giveaway to win one of two pairs of day tickets, as stated above for a day of your choice, but please note, they do not give you access to the Best In Show event in the main arena, on Sunday 8th March 2015.  UK entries only please.




38 comments:

  1. Love going to Crufts & head to hall 5 to watch the Obedience competitions.

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  2. Your hooman must be beyond excited about going, Lottie!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  3. we go most years as i used to show corgis and scotties now i go as an annoying visitor and love the shopping and catching up with friends.

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  4. I am finding keeping my own little cocker looking tidy and knot free a real challenge, so I would be seeking out grooming trade stands and gathering up all the potions, brushes and magic tools they have! Would love to see some show classes too.

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  5. This would be perfect for me and mum to go to crufts, we'll leave her dog a clumber/springer cross at home though

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  6. Hope mum has a great time. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  7. Discount food stalls for main brands treats.

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  8. Looking forward to Discover Dogs but mostly my chance to buy presents for Eva - new vet bed, flea treatment and wormers :)

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  9. To spot many different dog breeds and speak to potential breeders about the dog we plan to prchase in the near future!

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  10. I'd love to go to Crufts for the first time - the biggest dog show in the world where my aunt is showing her Irish Setter for the first time!

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  11. watch the obideince classes view the stalls

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  12. I'd be DEFINITELY finding out any tips for agility.

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  13. I would love to see the working dogs particularly the English springer spaniels as I have one

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  14. What an exciting opportunity for you and your Mom. We hope you get to see some cocker spaniels.

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  15. I'd visit all the lovely Pugs and then do a spot of shopping to treat my own little Pug! :)

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  16. it would be my first time so I would have to find out what's fun for my kids to see there.

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  17. So hard to decide! Would love to see the agility, music, different breeds, judging, etc!!

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  18. I would like to buy something special for our dog, also check put flyball it looks so much fun

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  19. Like you, my favourite part of Crufts is the Friends for Life award. It actually inspired me to become a puppy socialiser for Hearing Dogs for Deaf people and I'm currently training a gorgeous cocker spaniel called Kimba. Letting him go will be hard but Friends for Life is a wonderful reminder of the life-changing impact assistance dogs have. Enjoy Crufts... fingers crossed I'll win tickets and be there too!

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  20. too much to choose from with so much going on and to see :) Be great seeing prime examples of all the breeds :)

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  21. I would want to see the small breeds. Love my Chihuahua and trying to persuade my hubby to let me have a French Bulldog :) x

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  22. I would love to go just to see all the different doggies :)

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  23. Love crufts we have five dogs and we love going and always come back with treats for the baby's ��

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  24. I have a relative exhibiting in the field spaniels, I'd go watch her!

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  25. I'd love to take my mother in law she loves crufts and the friends for life. Been many years since she was able to go

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  26. Shop to spoil my 3 gorgeous cocker spaniels 😃

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  27. To look round all the stalls for any bargains

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  28. i would love to see the dogs do the agility race courses

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  29. Would love to go, looks really fun and exciting.

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  30. I would go an see my Afghan, Border Collie and Sheltie Friends showing their dogs. I would go see my agility and obedience friends who are competing. I would go and cheer for the demon dogz fly ball team

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  31. I have never been before but would love to see the working dogs do clever stuff.

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  32. Have never been always wanted to go this would be a brilliant day barbara madden

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  33. I would definitely have to see the Cockers, they're our breed. I do love a bit of the agility too.

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  34. I would definitely have to see the Cockers, they're our breed. I do love a bit of the agility too.

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  35. I'd head straight for the German Shepherds and go all gooey!

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