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Crufts announces increased entry
- entry recovers lost ground with 21,028 dogs


CRUFTS 2003 has recovered some the ‘lost’ dogs from their disrupted 2001 show with a provisional total of 20,860 making 22428 entries for the show in early March at the NEC, Birmingham. this could be their fifth largest ever event since the entries blossomed in the move to the midlands in 1990.

The 2002 Crufts enjoyed an entry of 22,243 from 20,860 dogs - its sixth ever largest show and a decrease of around 694 dogs on the postponed 2001 total.

In 2001 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. At the 1991 centenary show 22,883 dogs made an entry of 25,227.

It was thought that the 2002 decrease was due to the reduced opportunity to travel and qualify during the early part of 2001.

Conversely we understand that the number of entries from overseas is up by as many as five times that of the 100 who qualified for the show last year although this has not been confirmed by the Kennel Club.

For the first time exhibitors have been able to enter on-line for the show and it is believed that the volume of those who used the service was also more that the totals experienced by other shows.



Individual figures per breed appear below, with the first number indicating the number of dogs and the second, the number of entries, per breed, at time of going to press.

GUNDOG GROUP:
Brittany 61, 63; English Setter 276, 287; German S/H Pointer 207, 230; German W/H Pointer 82, 81; Gordon Setter 211, 225; Hungarian Vizsla 161, 174; Hungarian W/H Vizsla 38, 39; Irish Red & White Setter 119, 124; Irish Setter 367, 407; Italian Spinone 118, 124; Large Munsterlander 95, 105; Duck Tolling Retriever 58, 60; Pointer 203, 213; Retriever (Chesapeake Bay) 43, 47; Retriever (Curly Coated) 62, 69; Retriever (Flat Coated) 377, 446; Retriever (Golden) 511, 565; Retriever (Labrador) 468, 490; Spaniel (American Cocker) 169, 192; Spaniel (Clumber) 86, 90; Spaniel (Cocker) 333, 355; Spaniel (English Springer) 165, 183; 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 103, 105; Bernese Mountain Dog 207, 217; Bouvier Des Flandres 59, 59; Boxer 272, 273; Bullmastiff 140, 145; Canadian Eskimo Dog 7, 7; Dobermann 261, 283; German Pinscher22, 22; Giant Schnauzer 65, 65; Great Dane 211, 216; Hovawart 31, 34; Leonberger 112, 121; Mastiff 91, 92; Neapolitan Mastiff 36, 39; Newfoundland 257, 259; Portuguese Water Dog 37, 39; Rottweiler 265, 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 104, 107; Bearded Collie 306, 351; Belgian Shepherd (G) 74, 79; Belgian Shepherd (M) 26, 33; Belgian Shepherd (T) 108, 113; Border Collie 368, 407; Briard 108, 109; Collie (Rough) 256, 279; Collie (Smooth) 58, 63; Estrela Mountain Dog 33, 34; Finnish Lapphund 9, 9; German Shepherd Dog (Alsatian) 167, 174; Hungarian Kuvasz 1, 1; Hungarian Puli 54, 55; Komondor 12, 12; Lancashire Heeler 67, 78; Maremma Sheepdog 16, 16; Norwegian Buhund 48, 51; Old English Sheepdog 141, 143; Polish Lowland Sheepdog 55, 58; Pyrenean Mountain Dog 114, 134; Samoyed 174, 189; Shetland Sheepdog 313, 356; Swedish Vallhund 53, 53; Welsh Corgi (Cardigan) 46, 49; Welsh Corgi (Pembroke) 136, 141.

TERRIER GROUP:
Airedale T 91, 95; Australian T 36, 36; Bedlington T 91, 98; Border T 216, 232; Bull T 85, 91; Bull T (Min.) 38, 38; Cairn T 148, 151; Cesky T 30, 31; Dandie Dinmont T 77, 79; 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 122, 126; Scottish T 90, 97; Sealyham T 37, 40; Skye T 49, 49; Soft Coated Wheaten T 120, 134; Staffordshire Bull T 303, 315; Welsh T 29, 37; West Highland White T 209, 219

HOUND GROUP:
Afghan Hound 343, 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 175, 183; Bloodhound 47, 48; Borzoi 120, 119; Dachshund (L/H) 112, 116; Dachshund (Min. L/H) 177, 184; Dachshund (S/H) 81, 84; Dachshund (Min. S/H) 89, 105; Dachshund (W/H) 71, 74; Dachshund (Min.W/H) 114, 123; Deerhound 119, 120; Finnish Spitz 50, 52; Foxhound 3, 3; Greyhound 56, 58; Hamiltonstovare 35, 36; Ibizan Hound 27, 34; Irish Wolfhound 150, 156; Norwegian Elkhound 88, 95; Otterhound 23, 28; Pharaoh Hound 30, 31; Rhodesian Ridgeback 183, 193; Saluki 117, 127; Sloughi 21, 25; Whippet 327, 403

TOY GROUP:
Affenpinscher 85, 86; Australian Silky T 30, 31; Bichon Frisé 135, 142; Bolognese 16, 16; Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 421, 440; Chihuahua (L/C) 160, 173; Chihuahua (S/C) 85, 89; Chinese Crested Dog 127, 138; English Toy T 45, 48; Griffon Bruxellois 78, 81; Havanese 35, 37; Italian Greyhound 84, 85; 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, 152; Yorkshire T 146, 162.

UTILITY GROUP:
Akita 156, 164; Boston T 69, 71; Bulldog 59, 166; Canaan Dog 13, 13; Chow Chow 109, 122; Dalmatian 204, 214; French Bulldog 99, 101; German Spitz (K) 91, 96; German Spitz (M) 86, 95; Japanese Shiba Inu 89, 100; Japanese Spitz 68, 71; Keeshond 109, 133; Lhasa Apso 166, 179; Miniature Schnauzer 142, 152; Poodle (Min.) 122, 121; Poodle (Standard) 163, 170; Poodle (Toy) 113, 119; Schipperke 74, 74; Schnauzer 67, 70; Shar Pei 87, 89; Shih Tzu 227, 240; Tibetan Spaniel 148, 154; Tibetan T 188, 189.