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The cancellation of one of the most popular international dog shows, due to Covid, was a big disappointment last year. If you are a dog lover like we are at Perfect-Pets your disappointment would have been hard felt. However, in 2022 as Covid restrictions ease, Crufts is back in the limelight and its organisers have confirmed that the show will go on this year.
Crufts will welcome over 20,000 dogs, taking part in a wide variety of competitions and displays over the four days which takes place at the NEC Birmingham on 10 – 13 March.
The show is also set to be another exciting event, with over 200 pedigree dog breeds in contention for the famous Best in Show trophy, which will be awarded live on Channel 4 (UK) on the evening of Sunday 13 March.
Leading the field with the largest individual breed entry is the great family favourite, the Golden Retriever, with an entry of 458 dogs. This is just ahead of the Labrador Retriever (456) which held the crown at the last Crufts, held in 2020.
In total, more than 16,000 dogs will be competing for just seven places in the show’s finale (including 1,843 dogs from overseas), representing each of the individual groups.
Tom Mather, Crufts Chairman, said: “Crufts offers something for everyone, and this year looks like being no exception. Visitors to the show will be able to see dogs and their handlers taking part in a variety of activities and displays and we would urge anyone looking to buy a puppy to visit the ever-popular Discover Dogs area where they will be able to meet the breeds up close.
“There is no getting away from the fact that the entry is lower this year, but we live in uncertain times and Crufts is just pleased that it is able to stage its world famous event once again.”
Crufts offers a great opportunity for families to watch some of the most talented and well-trained dogs on the planet. Although your own dog may not be a glittering ‘dog star’ all pets are special in many ways and when we strip away the lights and cameras this is what shines through.
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