Birmingham Crufts Dog Show
The exhibition of dogs has become a new sport. Championship conformation show for dogs—Crufts Dog Show, are held at the New Exhibition Centre in Birmingham every year. The events now is organised and hosted by the Kennel Club (UK) and usually lasts for four days.
It was almost single-handedly begun by dog aficionado Charles Cruft in 1891. The first Crufts competition came under Kennel Club auspices in 1948. Thereafter, the show grew in stature year by year as it moved to London, and later to its present home in Birmingham.
There is no better place in the UK other than Crufts to experience and learn about the wonderful world of dogs. With nearly 28000 happy, healthy dogs enjoying the thrills and excitement of Best In Show with the owners, the show states itself as the greatest dog show in the world. By far, it is the largest and arguably the most watched in the UK, as declared by the Guinness Book of Records. The events is joined by enthusiastic “dog people” in 31 other countries. And the dogs will compete for the title of Crufts top dog each year. The competition takes place in March.
However, Crufts is not an open competition. The dogs must have qualified throughout the previous year via successfully gaining a top-3 place in their class at a Kennel Club licensed Championship show where Challenge Certificates are awarded. Dogs can become qualified for life via attaining their Kennel Club Stud Book Number. Dogs of the same breed, split by gender, age and previous class wins, will compete against others.