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Controversy at 2014 Crufts Show


What do you do if your show dog has flyaway hair? At most dog shows, you would simply use hair spray to keep the fur in place during the show. However, outdated Crufts rules outlaw the use of any artificial enhancers such as hairspray or the chalk some handlers use to make white dogs appear whiter.

According to the Belfast Telegraph, opponents who organised themselves into a group called the “Elnett revolutionaires”, after a brand of hairspray, said that sending a Poodle into competition without hairspray was “like Miss World being made to go on without her make-up.”

Judges had spot-checked dogs to enforce the rules in past years, but have suspended such checks for the 2014 shows. New rules are expected to be implemented before next year’s show, allowing both hairspray and chalk.

Shwew! I was worried there for a minute!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Scruffts Competition Debuts at Crufts 2014

shutterstock_179536787The RSPCA, Great Britain’s version of the ASPCA, began boycotting the Crufts show in 2009, due to the exclusion from competition of dogs who couldn’t prove their parentage. They made this bold move because of scientific evidence that shows that the in-breeding common in show dog circles can perpetuate inherited health problems. Their statistics show that one in four pure-bred dogs suffers from congenital defects including heart disease, epilepsy, and hyperthyroidism.
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Results Through Day Three From 2014 Crufts

shutterstock_179684084Here are some of the winners from the big 2014 Crufts show. Over 25,000 dogs will compete before the show is over.

Hound Group: an Irish Wolfhound named CH Just in Time of First Avenue

Pastoral Group: a Samoyed named CH Nikara Diamond Dancer

Terrier Group: a Wire Fox Terrier named CH King Arthur Van Foliny Home (This is the same breed, but not the same dog, that won Westminster.)

Toy Group: a Pomeranian named Unbeaten’s Premiera

Utility Group: a Standard Poodle named Afterglow’s Maverick Sabre

Working Group: a Rottweiler named CH Minaelea’s Black Nambo

Tomorrow, the Gundogs will compete before the winner of the whole event is crowned.

For up-to-the-minute results, check out The Kennel Club’s official score site. For more information about the show, here’s the link to the Crufts Show main site.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!