Yes, the Missus went to Crufts; yes, this was her third time attending the world's biggest dog show (check out my previous posts here and here) and yes, as usual, she went without me! 'Sob'...
Despite the fact that Missus only went for two out of the four days of the show, she managed to take hundreds of photos. So, I think I'm going to have to spread the pictures over a couple of posts.
Here we go...
|Welcome to Crufts!|
|An advertisement for the biggest show in 'Dogdom'. The event was held over 4 days and there were over 28,000 dogs participating. It was such a huge event - man, we are talking about the size of at least five football fields!|
|"Here they come - the booti-ful ones" (and their humans)...|
|The first day of the show was dedicated to the Gundogs. Naturally, the Missus' first instinct was to check out the Golden Retrievers...|
|These Goldies were clamouring for attention.|
|So many of me, me, me and me in the show ring!|
|"Give me the treat and I'll stack nicely for you!"|
|Goldies in line.|
|This handsome boy came fourth overall in the Gundog Group.|
|And, more winners.|
The Missus finally stole herself away from the Golden Retrievers to go and check out some of the other breeds.
|Here we have a couple of Irish Red and White Setters...|
|...a gang of Labradors...|
|...and a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, looking a little lost!|
Towards the end of the first day, Missus went over to the main arena for final judging on the Gundogs Group...
|...which was also broadcast on this huge screen.|
|Everyone was chewing their nails as they waited for the moment of truth.|
|And, the winners lined up. The 'Best of Group' award went to a Flat Coated Retriever. Congratulations!|
More Crufts to follow...