If you’re a fan of dogs, there’s little doubt you’ll be excited about the return of Crufts. A show dedicated to adorable pooches, every March they trot into a Birmingham arena to show off their skills and lap up the attention. However, for those not in the know about Crufts (it’s only been running since 1891…) here’s everything you need to know: What is Crufts? Crufts is a celebration of all things canine. Mainly a conformation show, where dogs are judged according to how similar they are to their breed type, there’s also a huge trade show selling all the doggie paraphernalia you can imagine and some fun trick shows where the pups can show of their moves. What is the history of Crufts? Named after (and founded by) Charles Cruft - a man who worked at a dog biscuit factory and regularly travelled to dog events – the very first Crufts took place in 1886 with 600 entries and 57 classes. By the close of the 19th century, entries amounded to 3,000 dogs and in 1991, the centenary year, it was recognised by the Guiness Book of Records as the world’s largest dog show. Today, it’s estimated that 28,000 dogs take part in Crufts each year,… Read full this story
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