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Crufts entry second highest ever

CRUFTS 2007 again lives up to its billing as the World’s Largest Dog Show after attracting an entry of 22,320 dogs - including nearly 1000 from overseas - making it the second highest entry ever.

In addition to the increased entry, topped only by the record number Crufts attracted in its Centenary year, the show will also on a physical scale be the biggest yet, as this year’s event is extended to include the Pavilions and the NEC Arena for the first time in a bid to accommodate the huge number of visitors - 143,000 in 2006 - this illustrious show attracts.

This expansion gives the Kennel Club the opportunity to showcase the event and provide an even bigger platform for dogs, demonstrating all they have to offer alongside traditional attractions such as the prestigious Best in show competition.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: ‘We are delighted with the increase in entries and this year nearly 1000 overseas exhibitors from 32 different countries, have entered their dogs.

The expansion of Crufts is the biggest growth the show has seen since it moved from Earls Court to the NEC in 1991 and we are delighted to be able to offer more space for our visitors to enjoy the whole experience, really securing the event as the world’s greatest dog show’.

Breed entry figures for Crufts 2007

GUNDOG
Brittany 45, 55; English Setter 227, 244; German Longhaired Pointer 19, 27; German Shorthaired Pointer 215, 264; German Wirehaired Pointer 79, 94; Gordon Setter 176, 196; Hungarian Vizsla 207, 253; Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla 48, 57; Irish Red and White Setter 89, 105; Irish Setter 384, 450; Italian Spinone 142, 172; Large Munsterlander 97, 110; Pointer 211, 231; Retriever (Chesapeake Bay) 54, 74; Retriever (Curly Coated) 89, 106; Retriever (Flat Coated) 374, 440; Retriever (Golden) 579, 691; Retriever (Labrador) 523, 586; Retriever (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling) 83, 96; Spaniel (American Cocker) 139, 160; Spaniel (Clumber) 80, 92; Spaniel (Cocker) 385, 415; Spaniel (English Springer) 168, 202; Spaniel (Field) 57, 69; Spaniel (Irish Water) 39, 44; Spaniel (Sussex) 63, 81; Spaniel (Welsh Springer) 181, 213; Weimaraner 221, 264. Gamekeepers 176, 269.

WORKING
Alaskan Malamute 134, 161; Bernese Mountain Dog 226, 255; Bouvier Des Flandres 46, 48; Boxer 283, 301; Bullmastiff 126, 141; Canadian Eskimo Dog 8, 8; Dobermann 289, 313; German Pinscher 12, 13; Giant Schnauzer 73, 81; Great Dane 215, 234; Greenland Dog 5, 5; Hovawart 39, 45; Leonberger 125, 149; Mastiff 88, 98; Neapolitan Mastiff 27, 28; Newfoundland 276, 294; Portuguese Water Dog 46, 46; Rottweiler 382, 435; Russian Black Terrier 48, 54; St Bernard 103, 113; Siberian Husky 201, 218; Tibetan Mastiff 54, 62.

PASTORAL
Anatolian Shepherd Dog 37, 40; Australian Cattle Dog 38, 48; Australian Shepherd 118, 133; Bearded Collie 346, 411; BSD (Groenendael) 89, 109; BSD (Laekenois) 5, 5; BSD (Malinois) 29, 37; BSD (Tervueren) 104, 118; Border Collie 413, 480; Briard 89, 101; Collie (Rough) 306, 347; Collie (Smooth) 75, 84; Estrela Mountain Dog 36, 39; Finnish Lapphund 40, 54; GSD (Alsatian) 132, 144; Hungarian Kuvasz 1, 1; Hungarian Puli 51, 57; Komondor 13, 15; Lancashire Heeler 90, 101; Maremma Sheepdog 16, 18; Norwegian Buhund 50, 54; OES 149, 166; Polish Lowland Sheepdog 58, 63; Pyrenean Mountain Dog 91, 106; Pyrenean Sheepdog 20, 25; Samoyed 132, 146; Shetland Sheepdog 329, 404; Swedish Vallhund 42, 45; Welsh Corgi (Cardigan) 71, 83; Welsh Corgi (Pembroke) 143, 158.

TERRIER
Airedale Terrier 97, 101; Australian Terrier 33, 34; Bedlington Terrier 97, 100; Border Terrier 253, 290; Bull Terrier 83, 87; Bull Terrier (minuature) 53, 59; Cairn Terrier 179, 187; Cesky Terrier 46, 50; Dandie Dinmont Terrier 66, 70; Fox Terrier (Smooth) 78, 86; Fox Terrier (Wire) 54, 55; Glen of Imaal Terrier 41, 43; Irish Terrier 57, 62; Kerry Blue Terrier 52, 54; Lakeland Terrier 34, 40; Manchester Terrier 72, 83; Norfolk Terrier 88, 92; Norwich Terrier 28, 30; Parson Russell Terrier 136, 146; Socttish Terrier 94, 103; Sealyham Terrier 48, 53; Skye Terrier 60, 63; SCWT 119, 128; Staffordshire Bull Terrier 379, 429; Welsh Terrier 30, 32; WHWT 188, 195;

HOUND
Afghan Hound 299, 323; Basenji 57, 62; Basset Fauve De Bretagne 64, 66; Basset Griffon Vendeen (Grand) 39, 42; Basset Griffon Vendeen (Petit) 78, 80; Basset Hound 118, 123, Beagle 251, 283; Bloodhound 44, 47; Borzoi 132, 143; Dachshund (Long-Haired) 81, 88; Dachshund (Min Long-Haired) 145, 152; Dachshund (Smooth-Haired) 85, 87; Dachshund (Min Smooth-Haired) 119, 129; Dachshund (Wire-Haired) 99, 110; Dachshund (Min Wire-Haired) 121, 133; Deerhound 92, 101; Finnish Spitz 48, 49; Foxhound 10, 11; Greyhound 78, 93; Hamiltonstovare 27, 29; Ibizan Hound 26, 31; Irish Wolfhound 143, 155; Norwegian Elkhound 65, 76; Otterhound 29, 37; Pharaoh Hound 46, 49; Rhodesian Ridgeback 212, 226; Saluki 145, 161; Sloughi 11, 14; Whippet 418, 498

TOY
Affenpinscher 85, 89; Australian Silky Terrier 28, 29; Bichon Frise 119, 135; Bolognese 31, 33; CKCS 414, 450; Chihuahua (Long Coat) 163, 173; Chihuahua (Smooth Coat) 129, 138; Chinese Crested 153, 162; Coton De Tulear 20, 23; English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) 61, 66; Griffon Bruxellois 89, 92; Havanese 54, 54; Italian Greyhound 79, 84; Japanese Chin 116, 130; King Charles Spaniel 142, 148; Lowchen (Little Lion Dog) 49, 51; Maltese 45, 50; Miniature Pinscher 114, 121; Papillon 277, 305; Pekingese 130, 141; Pomeranian 144, 153; Pug 226, 141; Yorkshire Terrier 110, 119.

UTILITY
Akita 147, 155; Boston Terrier 76, 76; Bulldog 234, 246; Canaan Dog 20, 21; Chow Chow 105, 115; Dalmatian 227, 246; French Bulldog 108, 112; German Spitz (Klein) 99, 108; German Spitz (Mittel) 71, 78; Japanese Akita Inu 21, 21; Japanese Shiba Inu 97, 107; Japanese Spitz 72, 86; Keeshond 75, 79; Lhasa Apso 186, 207; Miniature Schnauzer 154, 164; Poodle (Miniature) 92, 100; Poodle (Standard) 177, 188; Poodle (Toy) 126, 131; Schipperke 56, 59; Schnauzer 82, 88; Shar Pei 102, 109; Shih Tzu 193, 210; Tibetan Spaniel 178, 189; Tibetan Terrier 142, 153 TOTAL 22320, 24946

Overseas & Number Attended
Australia 122, Austria 10, Barbados 2, Belgium 256, Bermuda17, Bosnia & Herzegovina 1, Brazil 2, Canada 54, Channel Islands 12, Croatia 1, Cyprus 2, Czech Republic 3, Denmark 25, Estonia 5, Finland 34, France 70, Germany 109, Greece 2, Hungary 3, Iceland 37, India 3, Ireland 38, Israel 8, Italy 28, Japan 35, Korea 1, Latvia 1, Luxembourg 1, Malta 11, Mexico 2, Netherlands 300, New Zealand 15, Norway 65, Poland 6, Portugal 6, Russia 9, Slovenia 5, South Africa 52, Spain 81, Sudan 1, Sweden 103, Switzerland 22, Taiwan 2, USA 300, Zimbabwe 3. Total - 1865

CRUFTS 2007 OVERSEAS ENTRIES

COUNTRY Number of Entries 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Australia 1 1 - - 1
Austria 12 10 5 8 -
Belgium 70 65 60 48 50
Brazil - - 1 - -
Canada 1 1
Croatia 1 -
Cyprus 1 2 1 - -
Czech Republic 9 6 5 - -
Denmark 45 25 28 21 43
Estonia 6 3
Finland 45 32 30 16 11
France 103 101 82 63 57
Germany 73 63 65 50 32
Gibraltar 1 1 2 - -
Greece 1 3 2 1 1
Hong Kong - - - 1 1
Hungary 10 15 5 1 -
Ireland 150 153 128 132 104
Italy 70 67 56 36 36
Japan 5 1 2 3 2
Latvia - 4 - - -
Luxembourg - 6 2 2 -
Malta 5 3 - 2 1
Mexico - 1 - - -
Monaco - - 1 - -
Netherlands 130 122 117 85 76
New Zealand 5 2 - - -
Norway 13 27 26 18 18
Poland 8 6 - - -
Portugal 5 9 6 9 4
Russia 43 15 3 - -
Slovakia 2 2 1 - -
Slovenia 1 - - - -
Spain 20 29 20 24 15
Sweden 68 79 40 46 60
Switzerland 17 14 14 17 7
Thailand 1 - - - -
USA 29 34 21 36 10

TOTAL DOGS 951 902 723 644 543
TOTAL COUNTRIES 32 32 26 22 20

Differences between 2006 and 2007
ß 2 new countries for 2007, Slovenia and Thailand
ß Increase in 51 overseas dogs from 2006

ß Total for 2002 = 343 Total for 2001 = 93