Crufts Day 2 – Terriers & Hounds

First of all ‘Hello!’ to everyone reading my Crufts posts. I’m getting a lot of new views, so welcome strangers and to our regular friends, I hope you’re enjoying/not bored and don’t worry about missing posts/commenting as I’ve got lots of photos to get through!

Back to day two (Friday) at Crufts which was the Terrier and Hound groups.

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The glamourous Afghan hound

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Molly the ice cream Airedale from a previous post in close up.

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The Soft Coated Wheaton Terrier owners obviously have a keen sense of fun, a lot of them had these little miniatures made out of fur.th5

Gosh, terriers are so attentive to their handlers. 😉 or other dog’s handlers, same difference.

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I’m not convinced these dogs are hounds, but it was nice seeing them relaxing/walking all over their people.th7

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Another elegant hound, the borzoi.

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Just for Jo and Stella. This is Agatha.

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And… The best terrier of the day, In my opinion at least. Our blog/facebook friend George!

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In the meantime, Grandpawents report that another little terrier is getting beaten up by one Little Scamp. Don’t mind the mess, the little balls of stuffie and chewed up TND socks seem to be a new permanent feature in my house.

 

 

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Crufts, day 2 highlights

Day two is Terriers and Hounds. I spent a bit less time in the breed rings today and more checking out the other activities and meeting some dogs on Discover dogs. it’s been a good day and more relaxing than yesterday.

I don’t have much time to sort through the pics, but here’s some of my highlights of today.
Starting with this ‘Bertie’. various organisations had stands with rescue dogs in. The wirefox terrier rescue group had about 3 dogs there and this chap was called Charlie.

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a Wire fox terrier just won the group judging! Can you believe how big Bertie’s head is gonna get! I don’t mind, since he really was a handsome chap.

Hey, this airedale is called Molly, and she likes icecream!

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The agility teams lap of honour. I’ve seen some of the winning team, the cornforth crackers competing before, well done guys!20140307-191019.jpg

 

Activity rings demo. Who says huskies are stubborn?20140307-191028.jpg

 

olympic gold medal long jumper Greg Rutherford supporting the Lungworm awareness campaign.20140307-191036.jpg

 

The kennel club good citizen Gold award display team.20140307-191044.jpg

 

 

Richard Curtis freestyle demo.20140307-191051.jpg

 

and a staffie that wanted into the YCK agility demo.20140307-191057.jpg