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Crufts confirm entry details
It’s official - dogs entered are 171 up on last year,
with a record entry of overseas competitors!


The Kennel Club is pleased to announce the final total number of entries for Crufts 2003. It is 22,431, from 21,031 dogs, which is 171 more dogs than last year and the fifth largest in Crufts’ history.

The 2003 show has also attracted an overseas entry of 543 dogs, an all time Crufts record. It is envisaged that this figure will continue to increase each year, as the PETS Travel Scheme gathers momentum and overseas competitors make the journey to the UK to exhibit at the greatest dog show in the world!

Said Crufts Chairman Peter Mann, "The Kennel Club is extremely pleased with the 2003 entry, which reaffirms Crufts to be both the biggest and best dog show in the world. This improved entry, coupled with the recent announcement that Kennel Club registrations rose toward the end of last year, should be greeted with optimism by all of us within the world of dogs and we should all be looking forward to a fantastic show".

Groups and attractions are scheduled to appear on the following days. For further information please visit www.crufts.org.uk or telephone 020-7518 1012.

Thursday 6th. March Gundog Group, Obedience Championships (Bitches) Breeder Stakes Final YKC Agility

Friday 7th. March Working and Pastoral Groups, Obedience Championships (Dogs) Agility Championships

Saturday 8th. March Terrier and Hound Groups, Inter-regional Obedience Competition

Sunday 9th. March Toy and Utility Groups, Agility and Flyball Best in show.

The twenty countries making 543 entries and represented at this year’s Crufts are:-

Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Eire, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Malta, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA.

In 2002 15 different countries entered over 300 dogs. In 2001 the postponed show attracted entries from 98 overseas dogs.

The confirmed details for this year’s show are:-

GUNDOG GROUP
Brittany 61, 63; English Setter 276, 287; German S/H Pointer 207, 230; German W/H Pointer 82, 91; Gordon Setter 212, 226; Hungarian Vizsla 161, 174; Hungarian W/H Vizsla 42, 43; Irish Red & White Setter 119, 124; Irish Setter 365, 405; Italian Spinone 119, 125; Large Munsterlander 95, 105; Duck Tolling Retriever 57, 60; Pointer 203, 213; Retriever (Chesapeake Bay) 43, 47; Retriever (Curly Coated) 62, 69; Retriever (Flat Coated) 377, 445; Retriever (Golden) 510, 565; Retriever (Labrador) 468, 490; Spaniel (American Cocker) 169, 192; Spaniel (Clumber) 86, 90; Spaniel (Cocker) 332, 355; Spaniel (English Springer) 167, 186; Spaniel (Field) 87, 103; Spaniel (Irish Water) 45, 46; Spaniel (Sussex) 45, 49; Spaniel (Welsh Springer) 190, 197; Weimaraner 219, 241; Gamekeepers 111, 161.

WORKING GROUP
Alaskan Malamute 104, 106; Bernese Mountain Dog 206, 216; Bouvier Des Flandres 59, 59; Boxer 271, 272; Bullmastiff 140, 145; Canadian Eskimo Dog 7, 7; Dobermann 263, 285; German Pinscher 22, 22; Giant Schnauzer 65, 65; Great Dane 211, 216; Greenland Dog 8, 8; Hovawart 31, 34; Leonberger 113, 124; Mastiff 91, 92; Neapolitan Mastiff 36, 39; Newfoundland 251, 253; Portuguese Water Dog 37, 39; Rottweiler 315, 334; St Bernard 93, 99; Siberian Husky 224, 233; Tibetan Mastiff 29, 33.

PASTORAL GROUP
Anatolian Shepherd Dog 34, 36; Australian Cattle Dog 36, 38; Australian Shepherd 112, 115; Bearded Collie 306, 351; Belgian Shepherd (G) 74, 79; Belgian Shepherd (L) 9, 9; Belgian Shepherd (M) 31, 33; Belgian Shepherd (T) 108, 113; Border Collie 370, 409; Briard 108, 109; Collie (Rough) 257, 280; Collie (Smooth) 58, 63; Estrela Mountain Dog 33, 34; Finnish Lapphund 19, 20; German Shepherd Dog (Alsatian) 168, 175; Hungarian Kuvasz 1, 1; Hungarian Puli 54, 55; Komondor 12, 12; Lancashire Heeler 69, 80; Maremma Sheepdog 16, 16; Norwegian Buhund 48, 51; Old English Sheepdog 141, 143; Polish Lowland Sheepdog 55, 58; Pyrenean Mountain Dog 114, 134; Samoyed 173, 188; Shetland Sheepdog 311, 352; Swedish Vallhund 53, 53; Welsh Corgi (Cardigan) 46, 49; Welsh Corgi (Pembroke) 133, 138.

TERRIER GROUP
Airedale T 90, 94; Australian T 36, 36; Bedlington T 91, 96; Border T 218, 233; Bull T 85, 91; Bull T (Min.) 38, 38; Cairn T 148, 151; Cesky T 30, 31; Dandie Dinmont T 78, 80; Fox T (Smooth) 68, 71; Fox T (Wire) 41, 43; Glen of Imaal T 29, 29; Irish T 47, 53; Kerry Blue T 37. 40; Lakeland T 23, 24; Manchester T 54, 55; Norfolk T 72, 75; Norwich T 36, 37; Parson Russell T 128, 133; Scottish T 90, 97; Sealyham T 37, 40; Skye T 49, 49; Soft Coated Wheaten T 130, 134; Staffordshire Bull T 304, 316; Welsh T 28, 36; West Highland White T 209, 219

HOUND GROUP:
Afghan Hound 333, 350; Basenji 84, 89; Basset Fauve De Bretagne 50, 51; Basset Griffon Vendeen (Grand) 46, 46; Basset Griffon Vendeen (Petit) 100, 106; Basset Hound 166, 172; Beagle 173, 181; Bloodhound 47, 48; Borzoi 108, 115; Dachshund (L/H) 112, 115; Dachshund (Min. L/H) 176, 185; Dachshund (S/H) 81, 84; Dachshund (Min. S/H) 89, 105; Dachshund (W/H) 71, 74; Dachshund (Min.W/H) 116, 125; Deerhound 119, 120; Finnish Spitz 50, 52; Foxhound 3, 3; Greyhound 56, 58; Hamiltonstovare 34, 35; Ibizan Hound 27, 34; Irish Wolfhound 150, 156; Norwegian Elkhound 88, 95; Otterhound 23, 28; Pharaoh Hound 30, 31; Rhodesian Ridgeback 183, 193; Saluki 116, 126; Sloughi 21, 25; Whippet 350, 406.

TOY GROUP
Affenpinscher 85, 86; Australian Silky T 30, 31; Bichon Frisé 136, 143; Bolognese 16, 16; Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 422, 441; Chihuahua (L/C) 167, 175; Chihuahua (S/C) 85, 89; Chinese Crested Dog 127, 138; English Toy T 45, 48; Griffon Bruxellois 78, 81; Havanese 34, 36; Italian Greyhound 86, 87; Japanese Chin 104, 109; King Charles Spaniel 111, 112; Lowchen (Little Lion Dog) 54, 54; Maltese 42, 47; Miniature Pinscher 79, 82; Papillon 247, 259; Pekingese 177, 183; Pomeranian 146, 154; Pug 155, 162; Yorkshire T 146, 162.

UTILITY GROUP
Akita 157, 165; Boston T 69, 71; Bulldog 159, 166; Canaan Dog 13, 13; Chow Chow 109, 122; Dalmatian 204, 214; French Bulldog 99, 101; German Spitz (K) 92, 97; German Spitz (M) 86, 95; Japanese Shiba Inu 91, 100; Japanese Spitz 68, 71; Keeshond 109, 111; Lhasa Apso 187, 200; Miniature Schnauzer 141, 152; Poodle (Min.) 122, 133; Poodle (Standard) 163, 170; Poodle (Toy) 113, 119; Schipperke 74, 74; Schnauzer 67, 70; Shar Pei 88, 90; Shih Tzu 227, 240; Tibetan Spaniel 149, 155; Tibetan T 188, 189.