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More Crufts on TV than ever before

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - Posted by KC Press Release, in Crufts

Dog lovers can look forward to a record-breaking 14 hours of television coverage when Crufts returns to Channel 4 and More4 this March to celebrate the world’s largest dog show. This is two and a half hours more than the 2017 show which was then a record in itself.

With Clare Balding at the helm, Channel 4 and More4 will broadcast all the action from the show, leading up to the grand finale on Sunday when Best in Show will be crowned.

This year Channel 4 will be broadcasting an extra one-hour programme from the show in the afternoon on all four days, including a new show on the Wednesday before Crufts begins.

WEDNESDAY 7th MARCH

1500-1600 – Channel 4 Crufts Daily Show

THURSDAY 8th MARCH

1500-1600 – Channel 4 Crufts Daily Show

1830-2000 – More4 Crufts

2000-2100 – Channel 4 Crufts

FRIDAY 9th MARCH

1500-1600 – Channel 4 Crufts Daily Show

1830-1930 – More4 Crufts

1930-2100 – Channel 4 Crufts

SATURDAY 10th MARCH

1630-1730 – Channel 4 Crufts Daily Show

1900-2100 – Channel 4 Crufts

SUNDAY 11th MARCH

1630-1730 – Channel 4 Crufts Daily Show

1900-2100 – Channel 4 Crufts Best In Show

Clare will host daily highlights of the world's biggest dog event live from the NEC and will be joined by Alan Carr, who will be presenting the afternoon show with Clare, and Channel 4’s ‘Supervet’, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick. The presenters will be supported by vet, health and welfare expert Nick Blayney, as well as dog reporters and breed experts, Jessica Holm and Frank Kane.

All of the Arena action from the show will also be shown every day live on the Crufts YouTube channel which can be found at www.youtube.com/crufts.

Caroline Kisko, Secretary of the Kennel Club, which runs Crufts, said: “We are delighted that Channel 4 and More4 will be offering viewers at home the opportunity to enjoy even more of this year’s Crufts. The event holds such a special place in dog lovers’ hearts because it celebrates everything that we love most about dogs, and the programmes will reflect on the benefits dogs bring to our lives and the many fascinating aspects of Crufts.

“The enhanced TV coverage will not only bring exciting sports such as agility and flyball into people’s homes, but will enable people to see the diverse range of wonderful dog breeds, including some of the more unusual breeds that are not often seen in the streets and parks across the country, through the dog show aspect of Crufts. It will also cover topics about choosing, caring for and enjoying life with dogs, as well as different issues affecting dog owners in the UK.”  

Channel 4 and More4’s coverage of Crufts will be produced by Sunset + Vine.

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Crufts Hall 5 (Obedience Ring) Surface

Monday, January 15, 2018 - Posted by Richard Kebble, in Crufts

Notice to all competitors in Obedience and Rally at Crufts 2018

We have been advised that the floor covering in the Obedience ring in Hall 5 this year will be an Artificial Lawn Surface, similar to that used in the main arena, instead of carpet. Some of you may well already have experience of this type of flooring. To be certain everyone is fully informed please pass this information on to anyone you know who may not see this. Our enquiries suggest that the best type of footwear is that without too much grip, soles with heavy treads may catch on the surface. Most types of everyday footwear should be fine.

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2018 South Western Inter Regionals Team Application

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - Posted by Stephanie Woollam, in Crufts

CRUFTS 2018 INTER REGIONAL COMPETITION

 

SOUTH WESTERN AREA

 

Application forms are now available to anyone from AVON, HEREFORDSHIRE, SOMERSET, WILTSHIRE, DEVON, CORNWALL, DORSET AND GLOUCESTERSHIRE who may wish to be considered to work for the above team.

 

The team will consist of – 1 Beginner, 2 Novices, 2 A, 1 B and 1 C plus a Beginner reserve and may include up to 2 BC/WS. 3 Crossbreeds (one of which must not be a collie type) and up to 3 of any other single breed.

 

Obedience Champions and those qualified for Crufts Obedience Championships 2018 may not compete.

 

Closing date for eligibility is 31st October 2017

All tests will be as defined under KC Ob Show Regulations (G)

 

Application forms are available from:

 

Steph Woollam (Team Manager)

01179 855172 or 07788707642

Email: stephanie.woollam@blueyonder.co.uk

 

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Everyone is welcome to a try out day on 19th November 2017, whether to be considered for the team or, if you are not sure, to have a work out with your dog and decide on the day whether to put yourselves forward. In any event, please fill in an application form and return to me.

 

http://www.obedienceuk.net/Newspad/uploads/2018_South_Western_Inter_Regional_Team_Application_in_pdf_format.pdf


http://www.obedienceuk.net/Newspad/uploads/2018_South_Western_Inter_Regional_Team_Application_in_Word_format.doc

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2018 Midlands Inter Regionals Team Application

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - Posted by Lou Jackson, in Crufts

Crufts 2018 Inter-Regional Obedience Competition


Midland Team


If you live in the following counties: Debyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Salop, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands or Worcestershire then you are eligible to apply to be considered for The Midland Team.

The qualification date for class eligibility is 31st October 2017.

The team will consist of 1 Beginner, 2 Novice, 2 Class A, 1 Class B, 1 Class C and a Beginner reserve.

A maximum of 2 Border Collies or Working Sheepdogs, 3 Crossbreeds (one of which must not be of border collie or W/S type) and 3 of any other specific breed.

Obedience Champions are NOT eligible and competitors qualified for 2018 Championships are NOT eligible.

A try out day is arranged at Markfield Canine Center, Leicester on November 25th (Sat.)

Please fill in an application form and send to me, Lou Jackson, Comox, Harrisons Lane, Gailey, Stafford. ST19 5PS. before 12th November 2017.

Forms from myself or downloadable here or from our Facebook page. We will also have forms available at West Bromwich shows.

Don't be shy, give it a go, what have you got to lose!

TEAM PURPLE NEEDS YOU.
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2018 Wales Inter-Regional Obedience Competition

Monday, September 11, 2017 - Posted by Jen Jessop, in Crufts

Application forms are now available to download from obedienceuk website under ‘news’.  All the information can be found on them.

 

Please support as no-one is pre-selected. 

 

Application forms will also be available directly from me 01633 411449 or from Alison O'Connor (West Wales) Tel. 01834 891510 and Pat Werner (North Wales) Tel. 01824 780455

 

Jen Jessop (Team Manager)

 

Remember, we are now working the G regulations.


http://www.obedienceuk.net/Newspad/uploads/Wales_-_Inter_Regional_Application_Form_-_Word_format.doc


http://www.obedienceuk.net/Newspad/uploads/Wales_-_Inter_Regional_Application_Form_-_pdf_format.pdf

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Northern Inter-Regional Team Applications

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - Posted by Emma Lavender, in Crufts

CRUFTS INTER-REGIONAL

OBEDIENCE COMPETITION 2018

 

 

NORTHERN TEAM

 

Friday 9th March 2018

 

Team to consist of:

 

1 Beginner, 2 Novice, 2 A, 1 B and 1 C  (Plus Beginner Reserve)

 

2 Border Collies or Working Sheepdogs

3 Crossbreeds (1 of which may not be of Collie type)

and up to 3 of any single breed only permitted

 

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ELIGIBILITY DATE: 31st  OCTOBER 2017

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ENTRY FORMS FROM

 

Emma Lavender – emmalavender30@yahoo.co.uk

Alison Gresty – agresty@hotmail.co.uk

Karen Davies – karendno3@gmail.com

 

 

ENTRIES TO BE RECEIVED BY EMMA LAVENDER AT 63 WEETSHAW CLOSE, SHAFTON, BARNSLEY, SOUTH YORKSHIRE, S72 8PZ NO LATER THAN 3rd December 2017


http://www.obedienceuk.net/Newspad/uploads/Norther_Team_info_sheet_2018.pdf


http://www.obedienceuk.net/Newspad/uploads/Northern_application_form_2018.pdf

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Scotland - Inter Regional Team Applications

Monday, September 4, 2017 - Posted by Carole Patrick, in Crufts

Crufts 2018

Inter-Regional Obedience Team Competition

To be held on Friday 9th March 2018

“Under Kennel Club ‘G’ Regulations”

 

SCOTTISH TEAM

We are looking for handlers and dogs of all breeds who work Beginners, Novice, Test A, Test B & Test C to complete an application form and come along to the Try-Out/Selection Day.

 

The team will consist of “one Beginner Dog”, “two Novice Dogs”, “two Test ‘A’ Dogs”, “one Test ‘B’ Dog”, “one Test ‘C’ Dog” and “one Beginner Dog – Reserve”.

 

The restrictions on the breeds allowed in each team are as follows:

-       Two Border Collies or Working Sheepdogs

-       Three Crossbreeds (one of which must not be a Collie/Working Sheepdog type)

-       Three of any other single breed.

-       Obedience Champions cannot compete.

-       Competitors in the Crufts Obedience Championships 2018 cannot compete.

 

If you would like to be considered for the SCOTTISH TEAM,

PLEASE complete an application form and either ...

-       return it to me, Ellen Herries or Anne Marie Parker at shows

-       email it to me at cpatrick1984@outlook.com

-       or post it to my home address, 10 Glencaple Ave, Dumfries, DG1 4SJ

 

Please can you let me have your completed forms before the Try Out/Selection Day, (preferably by Friday 11th November 2017).

 

The date for calculating your eligibility is the last day of October 2017

 

We are holding our “Try Out/Selection Day” on Sunday 19th November 2017 at

Rio DTC’s Training Hall, Rio Community Centre, St Mary’s lane, Newport-on-Tay, DD6 8AH 09:30 for 10:00

 

PLEASE NOTE:

If you are selected to be a member of the SCOTTISH TEAM that will compete at CRUFTS 2018, you will be expected to attend two Team Training Days, one in January 2018 and one in February 2018.

 

If any Club or individual would like to sponsor a “Team Training Day” then please contact me as soon as possible so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

 

Many Thanks

Carole Patrick


See Application Forms for download below:


http://www.obedienceuk.net/Newspad/uploads/Scotland_IR_-_Crufts_2018_-_application_form_in_Word_format.doc


http://www.obedienceuk.net/Newspad/uploads/Scotland_IR_-_Crufts_2018_-_application_form_in_PDF_format.pdf

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NORTHAMPTONSHIRE DOG AND OWNER BECOME CRUFTS OBEDIENCE CHAMPIONS

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - Posted by KC Press Release, in Crufts

Vito, a Working Sheepdog, and his owner Ria McGovern from Newton Bromswold, Northamptonshire took home one of the top obedience prizes at Crufts on Saturday 11th March after winning the Obedience Championships dog final.

 

Ria, who is a retired nurse and now runs and owns a boarding kennel, has been involved in obedience for over 35 years. The pair came first in the final held at the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts, after competing against some of Britain’s best dogs for the coveted title.

 

All competitors at the championships had made it through to the final from one of the 46 championship shows that hosted qualifying classes for the Crufts Obedience Championships. 

 

Proud owner Ria said: “It feels indescribable, unbelievable, fantastic to have won. I can’t stop smiling - it’s dream come 1.”

 

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: “Congratulations to Vito and Ria for their fantastic success. They clearly worked together as a team and it was wonderful to see how obedient and well trained Vito was.

 

“Top obedience competitors from all over the world come to showcase their abilities at the world’s biggest and best dog show. You can really see how much the dogs taking part enjoy the activity.”

 

Crufts took place from 9th-12th March 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham. For more information, please visit www.crufts.org.uk.

 

The results for Crufts 2017 can be found online at www.press.fossedata.co.uk. For free downloadable images from Crufts 2017, please go to www.w-w-i.com/crufts_2017/.

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TOP DOGS IN OBEDIENCE ARE FROM THE MIDLANDS

Friday, March 17, 2017 - Posted by KC Press Release, in Crufts

A team of dog owners representing the Midlands won the Inter-Regional Obedience Team event on Friday 10th March at the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts.

The Midlands team beat the six other regions from across the UK: Northern Ireland, Scotland, Northern, Wales, South & South West, South East & East Anglia.

Five levels of obedience competition were on show, and showcased a range of breeds and competition levels in obedience. Each team had seven handlers and dogs competing to win for their region.

The following competitors were part of the winning Midlands team:

  • Emily Crookes and her four year-old Border Collie, Lexie from Newark, Nottinghamshire
  • Sue Lang and her four year-old Shetland Sheepdog, Kete from Gnosall, Staffordshire
  • Katie Bloor and her four year-old crossbreed, Squid from Ilkeston, Derbyshire
  • Lynn Griffin and her five year-old German Shepherd Dog, Ace from Worcester
  • Alison Bowkett and her seven year-old German Shepherd Dog, Sam from Biddulph, Staffordshire
  • Dawn Cox and her ten year-old Working Sheepdog, Dorothy from Birmingham
  • Pip Colledge and her five and a half year-old Golden Retriever, Tully
  • Reserve: Lydia May Harrison and her one year-old Malinois Belgian Shepherd Dog, Diva from Birmingham

The team manager was Lou Jackson from Staffordshire, and the assistant team managers were Lyn Tozer and Steve Frazer.

Team manager Lou Jackson said: “We were absolutely over the moon to win the Inter Regional Obedience Competition this year. The whole team including the assistants and our supporters have worked so hard and I feel that this was their just reward.

“The team members have shown great team spirit and their dogs were of a superb standard, but you just never know what will happen in the unique atmosphere that is Crufts so we were all elated to come out on top and will be grinning for quite a while.”

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: “Congratulations to the Midlands team – they are excellent representatives of the area’s top dogs.

“It’s fantastic to see the dedication of both the dogs and the handlers to compete in such a brilliant team event. The competition has been around for many years and it’s always such a closely fought event as everyone works so hard. Well done to all teams who took part in the competition.”

Crufts took place from 9th-12th March 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham. For more information, please visit www.crufts.org.uk.

The results for Crufts 2017 can be found online at www.press.fossedata.co.uk. For free downloadable images from Crufts 2017, please go to www.w-w-i.com/crufts_2017/.

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NORTH YORKSHIRE DOG AND OWNER BECOME CRUFTS OBEDIENCE CHAMPIONS

Friday, March 17, 2017 - Posted by KC Press Release, in Crufts

Lolly, an eight year-old Border Collie and her owner Karen Davies from Redcar, North Yorkshire took home one of the top obedience prizes at Crufts on Sunday 12th March after winning the Obedience Championships (Bitches) final.

Karen, who has been involved in obedience for over twenty five years, and eight year-old Lolly came first in the final held at the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts, after competing against some of Britain’s best dogs for the coveted title.

All competitors at the championships had made it through to the final from one of the 46 championship shows that hosted qualifying classes for the Crufts Obedience Championships. 

Proud owner Karen, who owns and run Target Dog Training Club in Skelton-in-Cleveland, North Yorkshire said: “It’s just amazing to win. I got second place two years ago and I got to the point of thinking that this was just going to elude me, so this is just amazing.

“Lolly is gorgeous, everybody loves her and she’s just so lovely.”

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: “Congratulations to Lolly and Karen for their fantastic success. They clearly worked together as a team and it was wonderful to see how obedient and well trained Lolly was.

“Top obedience competitors from all over the world come to showcase their abilities at the world’s biggest and best dog show. You can really see how much the dogs taking part enjoy the activity.”

Crufts took place from 9th-12th March 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham. For more information, please visit www.crufts.org.uk.

The results for Crufts 2017 can be found online at www.press.fossedata.co.uk For free downloadable images from Crufts 2017, please go to www.w-w-i.com/crufts_2017/.

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