Happy faces all over, the entry grew dramatically from 1,371 dogs in 2018 to 1,769 this year. That made a big difference! Could it be that people are finally finding their way to Weelde, which is a rather remote place.
The winner of the Eukanuba World Challenge 2019 held at Crufts was the Old English Sheepdog, Ch Bottom Shaker Zephyr Dream owned by Jozsef Koroknai, bred by Istvan Szetmar and handled by Zsolt Hano.
This year I decided to travel to Birmingham to watch the Junior handling competition and it was a very wise idea - I enjoyed every second of it and, as always, memories from the past came back to me.
WELL, THAT was a good one, wasn’t it? My 29th Crufts (I know that’s just a short time compared to some!) but I think it was one of the busiest I’ve seen in a while; in fact the Kennel Club Chairman Steve Croxford announced on Sunday night that just over 166,500 people came through the door!