Crufts — the world’s largest dog show

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Shih Tzu photo by Kathleen Riley

Shih Tzu photo by Kathleen Riley

Crufts, the world’s largest dog show is being held in Birmingham, England, March 7-10, 2013.  This dog show features more than 25,000 canines in its four days of competition.

For 2013, there are dogs entered into breed judging, Gamekeepers’ classes and Obedience Championships, including a record number of dogs from overseas. In addition, thousands more dogs will take part in agility, heelwork to music, flyball and a number of other competitions and displays as well as the popular Discover Dogs area.

A total of 2,131 dogs from 41 different countries are participating in the show this year, including dogs from Hong Kong, India, Indonesia and Malaysia, none of which have previously been represented.

This year’s Crufts is featuring Any Variety Import Register classes for the first time, and has attracted 145 dogs from 13 breeds which have not been shown at the world’s greatest dog show before. Breeds from all over the world are expected including the Korean Jindo, Eurasier, Mexican Hairless and Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer.

Crufts will be live streaming the dog show from the Arena on the Crufts YouTube channel. People are also encouraged to follow the Kennel Club on Twitter and Crufts on Facebook, so that they can share their enjoyment and keep up to date with the latest news.

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