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Scottie Wins Best In Show at Crufts

Mirror Crufts 2015 Article
Mirror Crufts 2015 Article

 

Scottish Terrier Knopa won Best in Show at Crufts!  Crufts is one of the world’s biggest dog shows with over 20,000 dogs attending.  Picture the fun in the hotels with all the dogs!

However, some controversy ensued when her handler picked Knopa up by the tail. Because of this, over 70,000 signed a petition for her to have the award rescinded.

For the details, check out the article and see the video in the Mirror.

After watching the video, do you feel that this was something that the handler should be punished for? Let us know what you think.

Photo of Crufts Scottie Champ: Stuane Loch guard

The Scottish Terrier who won best of breed at Crufts 2008 may be called Stuane Loch Guard but he hails from Sweden. is Stuane Loch Guard. (Thanks to the reader who alerted us that it was the judge not the dog who was Swedish)

The Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier who won the terrier group — Ch Caraway Celebrate Life — took a lot of flack for his hairdo, but it doesn’t look too over-the-top in this photo. Maybe he was facing a little anti-Americanism of the type seen at Crufts last year.

And for you Westie lovers out there, here’s the photo of the Crufts West Highland Terrier winner, Touch of Class du Noulin de Macgregor:

Giant Scottie Schnauzer wins Crufts best in show


The Giant Schnauzer Ch Jafrak Philippe Olivier won the Crufts 2008 Best in Show title. He’s owned by Mr. and Mrs. K. Cullen. Here’s how the Guardian’s live blog covered his victory:

8.58: So there we have it. It’s all over for another year. Why did you choose the Schnauzer, Clare the presenter asks Clare the Judge.

“It came through the ARCH! And he just Moves straight ahead, All the way forward, like this, and I thought yes and he looked like he OWNED the place and of course the Shibe Inu did too but Oh, when I put my hands on him and he’s got muscles upon muscles and the biggest roundest blackest eyes I’ve seen and…”

And we all realise why dog judges are mainly restricted to pointing.

9.00 And that’s the end. Thank you all for your comments, thank you for reading – well done to the bonny black dog with the droopy moustache and the big black eyes; we can only imagine how much a eggcup of his manliness would cost you now. Quite a lot, though.

See the Scottish Terrier and Dog News’ previous reporting on Giant Schnauzers, which are often mistaken for giant Scotties.

Crufts results are coming in

Updated: We have a Scottie best of breed winner. It’s Ch Stuane Loch Guard owned by Mr. S. Plane. Congratulations! We’ll keep looking for a picture. Meanwhile for all the runners up, etc, check out the main Crufts results page.

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Unfortunately, the Crufts website is nowhere near as good as Westminster’s so the Scottish Terrier and Dog News is relying on the Twitter feed for the latest news. No reports on the Scotties yet but apparently the Terrier Group has been won by the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Ch Caraway Celebrate Life owned by Ms S Boyd-Carusi. The West Highland Terrier Best of Breed was Ch Touch of Class du Noulin de Macgregor owned by J Millasseau. Sounds like another one of those Macdermotte-type French/Scottish mixes to us.

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For earlier Crufts coverage, click on the label directly below.

Terrierman: Cruft never owned a dog

Two years ago, the kennel club-hating Terrierman published a short history of Crufts including the fact that its founder, the head of a dog food empire, never even owned a dog.

This year, the BBC’s got some great bulldog photos among others. And the Guardian has articles on best of breed is chosen — How do you judge whether a banana’s better than an orange? –and why a top bookie is no longer taking Crufts bets.

We’re still looking for the Scottie scoops.

Scottish Terriers at the Crufts Dog Show

How do Crufts and Westminster compare?


Given that the Scottish Terrier and Dog News provided extensive coverage of the Westminster Dog Show last month, we don’t want to devote too much attention to Crufts, its Euro competitor. If this strikes you as unfair given that Crufts — just like Westminster, describes itself as the world’s greatest dog show — you’re right about the injustice of it all.

The trouble is we don’t want the Scottie News to become too dog show oriented. As much as I enjoy the pageantry of dog shows, there are other aspects of them that I’m less fond of. So, part of the reason we won’t be giving Crufts the same coverage as Westminster is simply because it comes later in the year, and the other is that Scottie News has far fewer readers across the pond than in North America.

We will, however, cover the Scotties, other terriers and any big stories that emerge from Crufts. And today, we’ll get give you a primer to get you ready for the show which starts Thursday March 6th and ends Sunday March 9th , the day the Scottish Terriers are judged.

Unlike at Westminster, where Scottish Terriers have won the Best in Show title six times, only one Scottie, the full-figured Heather Necessity, has won Crufts Best in Show and that was back in 1929. While Crufts judges like terriers, they’re not quite as terrier crazy as the Westminster judges, and, according to past Best in Show results, they also seem to have a thing for Spaniels.

In recent years, Crufts has not been without its share of controversies. The Sunday Telegraph reported last year that some British breeders are upset by the flashier American-style elements that have become part of the annual competition. “It has led to quite a dramatic change in the presentation of some of the dogs at Crufts. Some now reflect that kind of North American glamor that you see in Hollywood starlets, who are all teeth and hair. The British still tend to present their dogs in a more traditional, less flamboyant way,” British and Irish Dog Breeds Preservation Trust official Paul Keevil told the Telegraph.

Worse yet, Britain’s K9 Magazine recounts accusations that a Doberman was drugged by a jealous rival and that the 2006 Best In Show Winner, Danny, the Pekingese, “had received a ‘facelift’. The claims were later proved to be false and Danny was able to keep his title, his owner putting the whole affair down to the jealousy of a fellow Crufts competitor.”

Drugs, cosmetic surgery, conspiracies…Westminster looks downright clean compared to Crufts. Wonder if that’s why the Scotties have only one win while West Highland Terriers have won twice. Westie winners wer eCh Olac Moon Pilot in 1990 and Ch Dianthus Buttons in 1976.

If you know anything about the Scottish Terriers competing this year, please let us know in the comments.
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