Crufts: Who Won and What Stood Out?

Crufts: Who Won and What Stood Out

If you didn’t catch much of Crufts this year, you missed some real gems!

In this post, we’ve rounded up some of the dogs that impressed us with their skills (and some that made us laugh at their sheer delight at even being there!)

Let’s take a look at some of the highlights!

Olly (Agility)

This adorable Jack Russell stole plenty of hearts with his exuberance in the Rescue Dog Agility competition. He goes off track (and even off course!) a few times throughout his round but his infectious enthusiasm really made us laugh. It’s fair to say, he totally loved it the whole experience!

Mary Ray (Heelwork to Music)

If you want to see top class Heelwork to Music at its finest, you can’t beat Mary Ray!

This year, she performed a display routine to Singing in the Rain, which was every bit as enthralling as you’d expect from the Godmother of Heelwork to Music!

Deril & Lusy Imbergerova (Freestyle Heelwork to Music)

One of the highlights of the Freestyle Heelwork to Music competition was this routine from Italy’s Lusy Imbergerova and Deril. It even included Deril performing mock CPR on an “injured” Lusy!

Lucy Creek and Skiffle King (Freestyle Heelwork to Music)

The winning routine in the Freestyle Heelwork to Music competition was performed by Lucy Creek and Skiffle King.

Wild Phoenix of Fire and Caroline Garrett (Heelwork to Music)

This Phantom of the Opera inspired routine took first prize in the Heelwork to Music competition.

Fame and Dave Munnings (Large Agility)

How about this for an impressive round to take the spoils in the Large Agility competition? We’re sure you’ll agree that Fame (and Dave Munnings, of course!) knocked it out of the park!

Check out this video from 7:45.17 to see Fame’s triumphant round!

Afterglow Miami Ink (Best in Show)

The prestigious Best in Show 2017 winner was Afterglow Miami Ink, an American Cocker Spaniel.

The winners of Best in Show can sometimes attract some controversy and this year was no different, with some critics claiming that Afterglow Miami Ink is not the best example of a real working dog.

If you’ve not already seen it, take a look for yourself in the video below!

Over to you – what did you think of this year’s Crufts? Did anything else stand out for you? Let us know in the comments section below!