Dog show winners qualify for Crufts
Dogs on the Island competed to qualify for Crufts 2012, one of the world’s most prestigious dog shows that is held each year in the UK at the NEC Birmingham.
Every year, around 28,000 dogs are entered into Crufts. The Bermuda Kennel Club announced that the club’s 2011 International All Breed Championship had been selected as a qualifying completion for the competition, with all group winners, along with best puppy in show and best veteran qualifying to compete. Kennel Club chairwoman Carole Havercroft said she believes the new qualifying status for the show could help the annual event grow, with dogs and dog owners coming to Bermuda from the US and Canada in hopes of qualifying.
This year, around 70 dogs were entered into various events, including 13 from the US or Canada. That infact leaves the possibility of a Bermudian dog competing at Crufts next year extremely high. In addition to the four All Breed Championship Dog Shows, the Kennel Club also hosted four licenced obedience trials last weekend with the Dog Training Club of Bermuda.
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