Our search for a new commentator for the Obedience Championships at Crufts is over. We received many excellent applications which made the selection process really interesting.
After much deliberation I am delighted to announce that the new commentator is Clare Williams. I would like to welcome Clare to the Crufts team in Hall 5 and we look forward to working with her at future events.
I would also like to thank all of the other applicants for their interest in the position.
I am sure that you will all join me in wishing Clare good luck in the role.
The Kennel Club and the Crufts Committee are committed to holding Crufts 2021 if permitted to do so by the Government.
We greatly appreciate the support the show receives each year from our exhibitors, sponsors, trade-stand holders, public visitors and Channel 4.
The qualification criteria for the show will be announced once the Government guidance is clear on future events, which may not be until the autumn.
It may be that the show will need to be reformatted in a way to comply with new regulations. If so, more details about this will be announced as information becomes available.
We would ask for patience at what is a difficult time for everyone with limited information currently available as to how things will progress in the coming weeks and months.
Crufts is the world’s best known celebration of dogs and we very much look forward to welcoming you all to the show in happier times in 2021, if circumstances allow.
The Kennel Club is calling for anyone interested in becoming an Obedience Inter-Regional Team Manager to get in touch.
The Inter-regional event has been a popular feature in the Obedience Arena at Crufts for almost 40 years and is a competition between teams from Scotland, Northern Ireland, North, Midlands, Wales, South East and East Anglia, South and South West.
We have a vacancy for a new manager for the Welsh region and are now inviting applications from interested parties who would like to be considered for the position, initially for the period up to and including Crufts 2022 and then renewable on a three yearly cycle.
Continue reading Would you like to become the Crufts Inter-Regional Obedience Team Manager for Wales?
A team of four Shetland Sheepdogs won the Obreedience competition at the world’s biggest dog event, Crufts on Thursday 5th March.
Shetland Sheepdogs team, named the Sheltie Superstars, proved
themselves more obedient than the nine other breed teams that made it to
the final at Crufts in Birmingham. The other finalists were teams of
German Shepherd Dogs, Cocker Spaniels, Manchester Terriers, Jack Russell
Terriers, Cairn Terriers, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Standard
Poodles, Papillons and Bernese Mountain Dogs.
Continue reading SHETLAND SHEEPDOGS HAILED NATION’S MOST OBEDIENT BREED AFTER WINNING ‘OBREEDIENCE’ FINAL AT CRUFTS
Success for dogs, handlers and trainers from Staffordshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire and West Yorkshire
winners of the annual Good Citizen Dog Scheme (GCDS) awards were
announced at the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts, on Sunday 8th March.
Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme is the largest dog training
programme in the United Kingdom, with over 680,000 dogs and their owners
graduating through the scheme’s Bronze award. The GCDS awards were
created in recognition of the hard work, efforts and contribution made
by dedicated canine clubs and enthusiasts.
individuals, dogs, clubs and organisations were vying for the top prize
across four categories: Best Kennel Club GCDS Listed Status Dog
Training Club Award, Best Kennel Club Registered Club Award, Royal Canin
Dedicated Person Award and Royal Canin Most Inspiring Dog Award. The
nominees were all put forward to a public vote, with the winners
announced at the GCDS awards ceremony, which took place at Crufts.
Continue reading GCDS AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT CRUFTS
Crufts Dog Activities Displays are as follows:
Thursday: 9.45 and 2.15
Friday: 9.30 and 2.30
Saturday: 12.00 and 4.00 (YKC Rally team, competition at 4pm)
Sunday: 11.15 and 2.30
A couple of the team will also be representing Rally in the Main Arena on Sunday at 9.55.
Thursday: 12.30 and 3.45
Friday: 12.45 and 4.00
Saturday: 10.30 and 3.00
Sunday: 12.30 and 4.00
A couple of the team will also be representing Obedience in the Main Arena on Sunday at 9.55.
Also attached is a document detailing photos and writeups for the YKC Rally competitors (competing on Saturday in the Dog Activities ring, Hall 3, at 4pm) and the judge.
THE ROAD TO CRUFTS: KENNEL CLUB LAUNCHES VIDEOS TO HELP OWNERS AND THEIR FOUR-LEGGED FRIEND ‘GET STARTED’
Kennel Club collaborates with Britain’s Got Talent winner Ashleigh
Butler and other experienced Crufts competitors to create videos for
owners who want to get active with their dog
Crufts returning to Birmingham this week, the Kennel Club has unveiled a
series of ‘Getting started in…’ videos, which show dog-lovers how they
can get involved in a range of activities with their canine companion.
interactive videos span agility – made up of various obstacles for your
dog to run through, jump over, and weave in and out of alongside you;
obedience – strengthening your teamwork and training; and heelwork to
music – combining obedience, choreography and music.
video is narrated by a two-legged expert, with demonstrations from
their four-legged teammate, including tips on how to get into the
activity, what it takes to be successful and practical training advice.
Continue reading New ‘GET STARTED’ videos become available
Following the outbreak of novel Coronavirus in China, the
Kennel Club and the NEC will be taking enhanced measures to help
protect our visitors, exhibitors, clients and staff at Crufts 2020
taking place on the 5th – 8th March.
We are monitoring the situation closely and we continue to follow
advice from the World Health Organisation and Public Health England, as
well as that of local government.
Everyone should note that the main message from Public Health England
is on personal hygiene, therefore staff, exhibitors and visitors are
also being encouraged to maintain good hand, respiratory and personal
hygiene by employing the ‘Catch It. Bin It. Kill It’ ethos. Additional
signage and bottles of hand sanitiser will be introduced in toilets and
the in-hall catering areas, to make it even easier for everyone to clean
their hands. In addition Crufts will be supplying a hand sanitiser
station at each public and dog exhibitor entrance.
The Kennel Club recommends that those with concerns about the
Coronavirus follow guidelines set out by the World Health Organisation www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public and follow government advice on travel.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work your dog on the famous green carpet at Crufts ?? Well here’s your chance why not come along and try out for the team. Do you live in Herefordshire, Somerset, Avon, Wiltshire, Devon, Cornwall, Dorset or Gloucestershire then our Counties need you !!
This year we will be holding two try out:
The first one on the 3rd of November in Cheltenham at the Shurdington Social Centre, Bishops Road, Shurdington.
The 2nd on the 10th of November in Weston-super-Mare at Hewish and Puxton Village Hall, Maysgreen Lane, Hewish.
The format will feature 1 Beginner dog, 2 Novice dogs, 2 ‘A’, 1 ‘B’ and 1 ‘C’ plus a Beginner reserve. Two Border Collies or Working Sheepdogs only may feature in the team with a maximum of three Crossbreeds, one of which may not be of Collie type and no more than three of any other single breed.
The eligibility date is up 31st of October 2019, so if interested then please download the form and fill it in, and send it to the address on the form the tryout days are also printed on the obedience schedule page with the postcodes any further information please do not hesitate to contact me on my email – email@example.com
forms for team membership are now available to download from this site, all the
information can be found on them.
support as no-one is pre-selected.
will also be available directly from me or from Alison O’Connor (West Wales)
Tel. 01834 891510 or Pat Werner (North Wales) tel. 01824 780455