Repawter Duke
- April 2019

Duke Investigates... Crufts 2019

Hi everyone I want to give you a quick repawt of my trip to Crufts 2019.
It was held at the NEC in Birmingham on the 7-10th March 2019.

This was my first trip to Crufts but boy there was a lot of dogs there over the 4 days.
Nearly 22,000 being judged never alone all the other dogs there for discover dogs, agility, demonstrations and on charity stands.

Crufts is an international show with 2987 dogs from 43 countries including Brazil, Canada and South Korea.
Crufts is also used for nearly 800 student vets to learn more about pedigree dogs (and meet a few!)

Why did I visit Crufts 2019?
I visited on Thursday 7th March as I was on the greyhound stand of discover dogs.
My sisfur Star has been 7 times before so I looked to her for guidance.

What did I do on the discover dogs stand?
First I had to get up early as I was on the 08.30-11.00am slot, luckily I’m short haired so I get up and go.
Before it got busy I had a quick lie down.

Then lots of hoomans arrived and I went into action.
I leant on lots of hoomans legs, got lots of lovely ear scratches and posed for selfies with hoomans.
In a nut shell I had a lovely time.
The hoomans answered questions about greyhounds as pets, gave existing greyhound owners furshion (fashion) advice and grooming advice.

What happened at 11 when I finished my time on the stand?
I went shopping of course! I had nearly 500 shops to look at.
There is everything you can think of to get a dog.
- food, treats, grooming, leads and beds to name a few.

Talking of grooming there were lots of perfumes to help your hound smell nice.

That wasn’t made up it’s a real fragrance.
Hoodad likes it and it smells manly I have offered to swap it for his Hugo boss after shave but I don’t shave.
One of the sponsors for Crufts this year was Whimzees dental treats. They had a vet there examining dogs teeth giving advice and even a free sample.
I was that impressed with her teeth!

What is there for hoomans to see?
For my hoomans they had to go back on a second day to see it all.
They first had to volunteer to hand out poo bags to visitors started at 06.30 while I was still in bed.
They went back on Saturday when it was terrier and hound day. Their 4 top highlights were ;

1. Meeting Tease last years best in show !

2. Watching the bronze good citizen award

The dog is Ruby Rebel and is from the dog training class I go to.

3. Judging of the greyhounds

The dog is River.
It is thier first time at Crufts and the hooman is the daughter of Joy who used to be Rolo’s hoomom for 18 months before he joined my hoomans.

4. Meeting the Arden Grange stunt dogs

These dogs are all trained for TV and films such as Poldark, Doc Martin, Kingsman film and mid summer murders.

If your hoomans have never been to Crufts it’s well worth a trip.
The Crufts 2020 dates are 5-8th March 2020.

You will have to send your humans without you as only show dogs and those with special passes can go.

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