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Crufts 2002 entry figures show decrease


The 2002 Crufts show has announced an entry of 22243 from 20860 dogs - its fifth ever largest show and a decrease of around 694 dogs on last year’s total.

Last year the show attracted its third largest ever entry of 23,229 from 21,554 dogs. This compared with 23,366 and 21,643 in 2000. In 1999 a grand total of 21,503 made an entry of 23,336.

The largest ever event was in 1991 for the centenary show when 22,883 dogs made an impressive entry of 25227.

The year 2000 increase to the second largest ever show represented a small rise on 1999 with 140 more dogs and just 30 more entries.

The Obedience Bitch Championship has 25 entries whilst the Obedience Dog Championship has 22.
Crufts office has also confirmed that best in show will not be judged until 9pm as the last two years.

Top entries group by group include Rottweilers, Border Collies, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Whippets, Cavaliers, Shih Tzus and Labradors.

Individual breed entry figures for this year’s Crufts show are shown below preceded by the number of dogs.

WORKING GROUP:
Alaskan Malamute 87, 90; Bernese Mountain Dog 184, 190; Bouvier Des Flandres 38, 40; Boxer 269, 272; Bullmastiff 163, 173; Canadian Eskimo Dog 5, 5; Dobermann 254, 269; German Pinscher 18, 19; Giant Schnauzer 65, 65; Great Dane 258, 269; Greenland Dog 10, 12; Hovawart 37, 37; Leonberger 156, 164; Mastiff 81, 86; Neapolitan Mastiff 31, 35; Newfoundland 240, 246; Portuguese Water Dog 33, 33; Rottweiler 278, 292; St Bernard 107, 111; Siberian Husky 206, 215; Tibetan Mastiff 21, 21.

PASTORAL GROUP:
Anatolian Shepherd Dog 21, 22; Australian Cattle Dog 32, 32; Australian Shepherd 75, 79; Bearded Collie 309, 356; Belgian Shepherd (G) 89, 93; Belgian Shepherd (L) 6, 7; Belgian Shepherd (M) 28, 30; Belgian Shepherd (T) 119, 123; Border Collie 326, 363; Briard 95, 97; Collie (Rough) 299, 344; Collie (Smooth) 58, 63; Estrela Mountain Dog 32, 32; German Shepherd Dog (Alsatian) 145, 150; Hungarian Kuvasz 1, 1; Hungarian Puli 71, 71; Komondor 12, 12; Lancashire Heeler 58, 61; Maremma Sheepdog 23, 26; Norwegian Buhund 49, 51; Old English Sheepdog 150, 155; Polish Lowland Sheepdog 53, 57; Pyrenean Mountain Dog 103, 110; Samoyed 194, 205; Shetland Sheepdog 293, 326; Swedish Vallhund 55, 55; Welsh Corgi (Cardigan) 41, 45; Welsh Corgi (Pembroke) 151, 159.

TERRIER GROUP:
Airedale T 89, 93; Australian T 31, 32; Bedlington T 82, 87; Border T 230, 241; Bull T 76, 79; Bull T (Min.) 25, 27; Cairn T 164, 169; Cesky T 32, 35; Dandie Dinmont T 64, 67; Fox T (Smooth) 47, 47; Fox T (Wire) 42, 45; Glen of Imaal T 28, 29; Irish T 45, 48; Kerry Blue T 51, 54; Lakeland T 24, 25; Manchester T 54, 55; Norfolk T 72, 74; Norwich T 39, 40; Parson Russell T 91, 94; Scottish T 83, 90; Sealyham T 28, 32; Skye T 41, 45; Soft Coated Wheaten T 124, 128; Staffordshire Bull T 292, 310; Welsh T 30, 31; West Highland White T 196, 203.

HOUND GROUP:
Afghan Hound 306, 320; Basenji 58, 62; Basset Fauve De Bretagne 46, 47; Basset Griffon Vendeen (Grand) 21, 21; Basset Griffon Vendeen (Petit) 86, 91; Basset Hound 147, 151; Beagle 199, 205; Bloodhound 40, 40; Borzoi 123, 129; Dachshund (L/H) 118, 127; Dachshund (Min. L/H) 186, 197; Dachshund (S/H) 69, 72; Dachshund (Min. S/H) 102, 116; Dachshund (W/H) 70, 71; Dachshund (Min.W/H) 115, 123; Deerhound 107, 111; Elkhound 89, 97; Finnish Spitz 45, 45; Foxhound 6 7; Greyhound 67, 69; Hamiltonstovare 33, 35; Ibizan Hound 24, 26; Irish Wolfhound 146, 152; Otterhound 32, 35; Pharaoh Hound 36, 36; Rhodesian Ridgeback 159, 165; Saluki 119, 122; Sloughi 15, 15; Whippet 344, 378.

TOY GROUP:
Affenpinscher 85, 94; Australian Silky T 21, 21; Bichon Frisé 139, 147; Bolognese 19, 20; Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 385, 404; Chihuahua (L/C) 167, 180; Chihuahua (S/C) 96, 107; Chinese Crested Dog 120, 130; English Toy T 41, 45; Griffon Bruxellois 63, 65; Havanese 34, 41; Italian Greyhound 81, 81; Japanese Chin 100, 111; King Charles Spaniel 96, 99; Lowchen (Little Lion Dog) 53, 55; Maltese 47, 49; Miniature Pinscher 84, 89; Papillon 230, 252; Pekingese 148, 150; Pomeranian 156, 165; Pug 187. 197; Yorkshire T 148, 157.

UTILITY GROUP:
Akita 181, 200; Boston T 79, 82; Bulldog 181, 186; Canaan Dog 22, 23; Chow Chow 118, 127; Dalmatian 217, 224; French Bulldog 99, 101; German Spitz (K) 82, 85; German Spitz (M) 84, 92; Japanese Shiba Inu 67, 70; Japanese Spitz 75,77; Keeshond 112, 115; Lhasa Apso 188, 200; Miniature Schnauzer 142, 153; Poodle (Min.) 112, 126; Poodle (Standard) 168, 178; Poodle (Toy) 138, 150; Schipperke 86, 87; Schnauzer 70,74; Shar Pei 81, 83; Shih Tzu 244, 263; Tibetan Spaniel 204, 209; Tibetan T 167, 172.

GUNDOG GROUP:
Brittany 43, 48; English Setter 271, 280; German S/H Pointer 209, 230; German W/H Pointer 102, 118; Gordon Setter 197, 210; Hungarian Vizsla 183, 203; Hungarian W/H Vizsla 38, 40; Irish Red & White Setter 75, 78; Irish Setter 405, 442; Italian Spinone 150, 163; Large Munsterlander 86, 88; Duck Tolling Retriever 38, 39; Pointer 214, 224; Retriever (Chesapeake Bay) 40, 49; Retriever (Curly Coated) 63, 65; Retriever (Flat Coated) 351, 398; Retriever (Golden) 476, 516; Retriever (Labrador) 485, 537; Spaniel (American Cocker) 151, 166; Spaniel (Clumber) 106, 111; Spaniel (Cocker) 332, 354; Spaniel (English Springer) 213, 231; Spaniel (Field) 88, 99; Spaniel (Irish Water) 43, 45; Spaniel (Sussex) 67, 85; Spaniel (Welsh Springer) 178, 189; Weimaraner 256, 274; Gamekeepers 119, 164.