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Crufts entries close soon!


BIS judge at Crufts 2006 Mrs Brenda Banbury

ENTRIES CLOSE next Friday for the 2006 Crufts show to be held from Thursday March 9th-Sunday 12th at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham and schedules have been posted to all last year’s exhibitors.

Working and pastoral groups will be judged on the first day, terriers and hounds on the second, toys and utility on the third and gundogs on the fourth and final day.

Best in show this year will be judged by Mrs Brenda Banbury (Flocktons).

Group judges are (Hound) Mr R Searle; (Gundog) Mrs F N Marshall; (Terrier) Mrs J Averis; (Utility): Mr M Freeman; (Working) Mr J McManus; (Pastoral) Mr S W Hall; (Toy) Mr T Thorn.

Entry via the internet on www.crufts.org.uk is possible at the special price of £19. Schedules are available from the Crufts Office, The Kennel Club, 1-5 Clarges Street, Piccadilly, London W1J 8AB and these include full instructions to overseas‚ qualifiers.

Entries close on January 6th 2006 (postmark) or at 11.59pm on the same date via the internet.
The Crufts Office have issued a press release confirming the position concerning boxes /cages/crates etc on benches at the 2006 Show. In particular it wishes to confirm that there is absolutely no intention at Crufts 2006, to alter the way that regulations have been applied in the past - regarding either the nature or the covering of cages/crates/boxes/receptacles for dogs.
The press release states that ‘Size is a different matter and Regulation 9 as stated in the 2006 Schedule, elaborates on benching sizes and includes a requirement that if cages/receptacles do not fit on the bench they should be folded and placed under the bench. No cages /receptacles are to be permitted to block gangways.

‘The Kennel Club and Crufts consider that this is in best interests of the safety of exhibitors, their dogs and the general public.’