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Crufts on TV?

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maggiewinchester Report 11 Mar 2013 00:45

The German Shepherd breed still seems to be suffering.
The 'Best of Breed' had a back that was nearly 45 degrees.

Loved the all round winner though :-D


Muffyxx Report 10 Mar 2013 22:24

There is a lot wrong with the kennel club no doubt about that. However its only by seeing the show that you can see where some breeds are in need of a rethink. I enjoyed the coverage more on ch4 this year tbh less stuffy and formal but more informative.


InspectorGreenPen Report 10 Mar 2013 22:08

The BBC decided back in 2008 that Crufts’ judging rules, as laid down by organisers The Kennel Club, promote physical distortions that are unacceptably cruel to the dogs involved.

According to the BBC at the time, the requirements for 14 breeds were so unacceptable they shouldn’t be in the competition at all. As the parties were unable to agree terms, the BBC withdrew its support after 42 years of covering the event.

Apparently, it was a documentary that started the controversy, Pedigree Dogs Exposed. It featured shocking footage, such as film of a King Charles Spaniel which was in intense pain because its brain was too big for its skull.

As well as the BBC, the RSPCA then withdrew its support from Crufts; dog food makers Pedigree withdrew their sponsorship. The Kennel Club initially defended their practices but, but due to the strong public response did introduce new welfare rules.

The show has been broadcast on More 4 since 2010 but has a far lower profile.


JoyBoroAngel Report 10 Mar 2013 21:48

now muffy picked griffon all along
my money was on the austalian shepherd dog

well done muffy :-D :-D


Muffyxx Report 10 Mar 2013 21:47

Awwww just seen your post Mau. Thank you.She's no crufts winner but we love her dearly lol


Muffyxx Report 10 Mar 2013 21:39

Loved loved loved Jilly the petit griffon so glad she won she was adorable...I hope she now enjoys her retirement. Was really saddened by the gsd,s sloping back though...cannot be healthy for the poor dog.


Mauatthecoast Report 8 Mar 2013 15:10

It's on tonight Muffy 6.30 and Clare Balding is the presenter.

btw. Love your likkle pooch :-D


Mauatthecoast Report 8 Mar 2013 15:08

I used to love watching Crufts,usually BBC Sundays. I think after all the backlash from the kennel clubs re: breeding etc. it was taken off tv for a while. Now it's back on Channel 4

Still prefer One Man and His Dog :-D


ChrisofWessex Report 8 Mar 2013 14:52

Magic watching - saw my favourites min. dachshunds and love flyball and agility competitions. Best viewing all week!


JoyBoroAngel Report 8 Mar 2013 09:39

Good luck anybody who is showing at Crufts
some of my friends are there

and good luck to them to :-D :-D


Muffyxx Report 7 Mar 2013 12:56

It's not just you ..there IS.way too much waffle ...I'd also like to see more of the dogs than the presenters.


martynsue Report 7 Mar 2013 12:40

is it me or do they seem to show less every year,
i can remember when it was on for hour's at a time,showing all the breed's and the winner in all catagories.
wonder how little will be shown ,less claptrap more of the dog's please.


Muffyxx Report 7 Mar 2013 12:37

More 4 this year !!! No wonder I couldn't find it !!! Thanks Martyn.


martynsue Report 7 Mar 2013 12:35

it is on more4,tonight the highlight's are on with 2012 winner,then 6.30 tomorrow and so on.


Muffyxx Report 7 Mar 2013 12:31

I just love watching all the dogs on there Joy.

This year they are doing a *Scruffs* final for cross breeds too which will be great.

My favourite bit is the agility..I'm teaching Harper to weave through the poles......keep your eyes peeled we may be there one year..if I can stop her crashing through them lol


JoyBoroAngel Report 7 Mar 2013 12:23

i love watching crufts

my old bouvior des falnders qualified for crufts before i got him
but we never took him as he was just our pet to us not a show dog :-D

when he died 10 years later it was the sadest day of my life :-D


Muffyxx Report 7 Mar 2013 12:17

Is it being televised this year at all? Can't see it on BBC 2 playlist from the quick look I have just had......