Crufts have announced the cancellation of the 2021 show. Their statement starts, "It is with deep regret that The Kennel Club has decided to cancel Crufts 2021, which was due to take place from 15 – 18 July. This is owing to ongoing uncertainty due to the Covid-19 pandemic and in consideration for the health and safety of all its volunteers, judges, exhibitors, sponsors, trade stand holders, visitors and staff." Click on this link for the full text:
Due to the ongoing issues around how and when the country will come out of lockdown, we have decided to cancel the 2021 Club Show.
It is highly unlikely that we would be able to run the show without major restrictions, if at all, by April. Trying to re-arrange it for later in the year is still subject to many uncertainties so we have decided to cancel the event all together and focus on arranging the next show in April 2022.
It is very unfortunate that we, as well as many other dog clubs, have had to take this decision. However, the health and safety of all attendees is our upmost priority and in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, our show is insignificant compared to the loss and damage the pandemic has caused.
In the meantime, the Officers and Committee of the PPCGB would like to wish everyone the very best and hope that you and your families remain safe. And please remember: hands - face - space.
The organisers of the annual 'Our Dogs' competition have announced that it would not be appropriate to award Top Breeder, Top Dog, Top Puppy, Top Stud Dog or Top Brood Bitch for 2020 when so few of the scheduled events had taken place. However, they have published the league tables and, for info, we've listed the leaders up to the point where showing stopped. Pictured is young Mac. The tables can be found on the 'Our Dogs' web site: https://www.ourdogs.co.uk/subindex/home.php
Dog: Stormwitch Macadamia At Rioccajen (Jenny Wedge)
Puppy (tie): Plushcourt No Bluffing (Betty Judge) & Plushcourt Bravehearted (Loretta Haines)
Breeder: Stormwitch (Diana Curtis)
Brood Bitch: Multi Ch Arranbourne Delicia At Stormwitch (Diana Curtis)
Stud Dog: Pomar Do Vale Do Cutileiro Do Caldermist (Angela Pedder)
Crufts have announced that the 2021 show will - pandemic permitting - still go ahead but has been moved out to the 15th - 18th July. There will be changes to the qualification rules though: there won't be any puppy classes and whilst dogs who qualified for the 2020 show will mostly be eligible for 2021, dogs that qualified by dint of a 3rd place won't be eligible. Additionally, numbers will be capped for the more popular breeds and classes.
We're waiting for full details but while this certainly won't feel like the usual Crufts, it is at least a step back to normality. You can find more information on the Crufts web site: https://www.crufts.org.uk