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Kennel Club releases dfs Crufts entries


Kennel Club entry figures for dfs Crufts this week revealed that 21,422 dogs will be competing, a small drop of 400.

Overall, the biggest increases in the number of dogs entered are amongst Tibetan Terriers (up 59 from 138 to 197 dogs), Rhodesian Ridgebacks (up 47 from 160 to 207 dogs), Whippets (up 47 from 390 to 437 dogs), and French Bulldogs (up 40 from 126 to 166 dogs).

Proportionally, the breeds with the largest year-on-year increases for their breed include the German Pinscher (up 162.5 percent, from 8 to 21 dogs), the Chesapeake Bay Retriever (up 123 percent from 26 to 58 dogs) and the Coton de Tulear (up 78.9 percent from 19 to 34 dogs).
Overall, the number of dogs competing has fallen by 2.4 percent compared to last year, but the greatest proportion of the fall has come from amongst those breeds that were traditionally docked and that are no longer allowed to be shown. Amongst the dogs with the biggest numerical drops are traditionally docked breeds including Boxers (down by 67 from 254 to 187), Cocker Spaniels (down by 48 from 394 to 346), Yorkshire Terriers (down 45 from 128 to 83), German Shorthaired Pointers (down 44 from 179 to 135), Rottweilers (down 43 from 315 to 272) and Dobermanns (down 42 from 220 to 178). In total, 75 percent of the overall fall of dog numbers between 2010 and 2011 came from the traditionally docked breeds.

Essential

Speaking about the show Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “The entry figures for this year’s event shows that dfs Crufts continues to be an essential part of the canine calendar for dog lovers.This year is the 120th anniversary of dfs Crufts and we would like to thank everybody for their continued loyal support and we look forward to welcoming them to the show. Once again, those who cannot make it to the NEC can watch the coverage live on More4 and we encourage people to join the Kennel Club on twitter and dfs Crufts on Facebook, so that they can share their memories with us and keep up to date with the latest news.

The number of entries to classes for dfs Crufts 2011 is 24,108, which is down 1.7 percent on 2010’s figure. The 2.4 percent drop in dog numbers for dfs Crufts 2011 compares favourably to the average 3.5 percent drop in dogs entered at General Championship shows during 2010.
There is also good news for many of the native vulnerable breeds, which the Kennel Club has deemed at risk of extinction because their registration numbers are so low. Overall the number of dogs from these breeds has increased by 12.3 percent, in line with a 5.2 percent increase in the number of puppies registered with the Kennel Club between 2009 and 2010. The Deerhound, Irish Terrier and Manchester Terrier are amongst those breeds that will see an increased number of dogs at the show in 2011. Dog shows such as dfs Crufts provide a perfect opportunity for potential puppy buyers to find out about these breeds, which otherwise risk being forgotten about despite the fact that they make excellent pets.

Gundog group:Bracco Italiano 51, 54; Brittany 42, 45; English Setter 220, 229; German Longhaired Pointer 19, 23; German Shorthaired Pointer 135, 166; German Wirehaired Pointer 44, 53; Gordon Setter 179, 198; Hungarian Vizsla 151, 190; Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla 84, 104; Irish Red And White Setter  88, 99; Irish Setter 376, 435; Italian Spinone 157, 174; Kooikerhondje 30, 41; Large Munsterlander 84, 96; Pointer 258, 299; Retriever (Chesapeake Bay) 58, 64; Retriever (Curly Coated) 82, 100; Retriever (Flat Coated) 355, 418; Retriever (Golden) 491, 601; Retriever (Labrador) 481, 542; Retriever (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling) 121, 150; Spaniel (American Cocker) 130, 153; Spaniel (Clumber) 78, 93; Spaniel (Cocker) 346, 395; Spaniel (English Springer) 143, 168; Spaniel (Field) 56, 61; Spaniel (Irish Water) 52, 63; Spaniel (Sussex) 66, 77; Spaniel (Welsh Springer) 193, 217; Spanish Water Dog  81, 111; Weimaraner 175, 199; Gamekeepers 163, 249;   

Working group: Alaskan Malamute 162, 188; Bernese Mountain Dog  200, 223; Bouvier des Flandres 54, 57; Boxer 187, 197; Bullmastiff 125, 130; Canadian Eskimo Dog 15, 20; Dobermann 178, 199; Dogue de Bordeaux 132, 140; German Pinscher  21, 23; Giant Schnauzer 65, 65; Great Dane 162, 176; Greenland Dog 3, 3; Hovawart  34, 37; Leonberger 155, 178; Mastiff 74, 79; Neapolitan Mastiff 39, 40; Newfoundland 206, 224; Portuguese Water Dog 50, 52; Rottweiler 272, 310; Russian Black Terrier 28, 37; St Bernard 84, 86; Siberian Husky 212, 252; Tibetan Mastiff  42, 50;

Pastoral group: Anatolian Shepherd Dog 26, 27; Australian Cattle Dog 37, 41; Australian Shepherd 136, 169; Bearded Collie 285, 335; Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael) 60, 74; Belgian Shepherd Dog (Laekenois) 20, 23; Belgian Shepherd Dog (Malinois) 33, 38; Belgian Shepherd Dog (Tervueren) 76, 86; Border Collie 396, 472; Briard 89, 101; Collie (Rough) 240, 278; Collie (Smooth) 66, 73; Estrela Mountain Dog 19, 22; Finnish Lapphund 61, 69; German Shepherd Dog 140, 166; Hungarian Puli31, 34; Komondor 8, 8; Lancashire Heeler 68, 75; Maremma Sheepdog 11, 12; Norwegian Buhund 38, 45; Old English Sheepdog 101, 112;  Polish Lowland Sheepdog 49, 51; Pyrenean Mountain Dog 76, 90; Pyrenean Sheepdog (Long Haired) 19, 23; Samoyed 176, 191; Shetland Sheepdog 321, 383; Swedish Vallhund 57, 59; Welsh Corgi (Cardigan) 76, 86; Welsh Corgi (Pembroke) 133, 158; Obedience Bitch 21, 21;    

Terrier group:Airedale Terrier 81, 94; Australian Terrier 34, 35; Bedlington Terrier 97, 101; Border Terrier 254, 306; Bull Terrier 56, 58; Bull Terrier (Miniature) 54, 57; Cairn Terrier 146, 159; Cesky Terrier 44, 48; Dandie Dinmont Terrier 37, 48; Fox Terrier (Smooth) 74, 81; Fox Terrier (Wire) 58, 59; Glen of Imaal Terrier 33, 36; Irish Terrier 56, 70; Kerry Blue Terrier 59, 60; Lakeland Terrier 37, 39; Manchester Terrier 74, 87; Norfolk Terrier 86, 95; Norwich Terrier 52, 56; Parson Russell Terrier 132, 144; Scottish Terrier 91, 97; Sealyham Terrier 39, 43; Skye Terrier 46, 52; Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier 121, 131; Staffordshire Bull Terrier 328, 386; Welsh Terrier 31, 34; West Highland White Terrier 115, 119;   

Hound group:Afghan Hound 281, 295; Basenji 61, 63; Basset Fauve de Bretagne 47, 49; Basset Griffon Vendeen (Grand) 32, 35; Basset Griffon Vendeen (Petit) 74, 81; Basset Hound 156, 167; Beagle 247, 296; Bloodhound 27, 27; Borzoi 80, 83; Dachshund (Long-Haired) 108, 114; Dachshund (Min Long-Haired) 171, 182; Dachshund (Smooth-Haired) 71, 75; Dachshund (Min Smooth-Haired) 129, 145; Dachshund (Wire-Haired) 100, 110; Dachshund (Min Wire-Haired) 119, 131; Deerhound 140, 150; Finnish Spitz 34, 35; Foxhound 7, 7; Greyhound 78, 88; Hamiltonstovare 16, 16; Ibizan Hound 22, 23; Irish Wolfhound 115, 124; Norwegian Elkhound 59, 65; Otterhound 35, 39; Pharaoh Hound 52, 55; Portuguese Podengo (Warren Hound) 58, 64; Rhodesian Ridgeback 207, 230; Saluki 124, 142; Sloughi 10, 13; Whippet 437, 518; Obedience Dog 25, 25;    

Toy group:Affenpinscher 72, 85; Australian Silky Terrier 25, 26; Bichon Frise 116, 120; Bolognese 38, 39; Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 321, 360; Chihuahua (Long Coat)  225, 244; Chihuahua (Smooth Coat) 121, 133; Chinese Crested 188, 217; Coton de Tulear 34, 36; English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) 54, 55; Griffon Bruxellois 87, 95; Havanese 68, 72; Italian Greyhound 90, 98; Japanese Chin 109, 117; King Charles Spaniel 119, 129; Lowchen (Little Lion Dog) 42, 44; Maltese 62, 67; Miniature Pinscher 107, 120; Papillon 280, 320; Pekingese 91, 101; Pomeranian 151, 167; Pug 273, 284; Yorkshire Terrier 83, 87;   

Utility group:Akita 156, 165; Boston Terrier 87, 91; Bulldog 238, 250; Canaan Dog 16, 17; Chow Chow 89, 98; Dalmatian 188, 203; French Bulldog 166, 176; German Spitz (Klein) 85, 97; German Spitz (Mittel) 68, 75; Japanese Akita Inu 26, 28; Japanese Shiba Inu 115, 126; Japanese Spitz 88, 93; Keeshond 87, 90; Lhasa Apso  167, 184; Miniature Schnauzer 154, 166; Poodle (Miniature) 106, 112; Poodle (Standard) 167, 189; Poodle (Toy) 117, 125; Schipperke 67, 72; Schnauzer 64, 72; Shar Pei  85, 90; Shih Tzu 187, 200; Tibetan Spaniel 186, 205; Tibetan Terrier 197, 226;

As we go to press, OUR DOGS has also learned that the World Show which takes place in Paris in July 2011, has already attracted entries of over 8000 well ahead of any closing dates. It is anticipated that this number will at least double by the final entries closing date. OUR DOGS will keep all readers up to date with the figures and other news on the World Show.

 

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