Crufts 2018: All the group winners and the top dog of Best in Show

Rens Hageman
Rens Hageman

The world famous dog show started on Thursday March 8th for a total of four days of tail-wagging excitement. Held every year in the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, Crufts is the place to be to see some of the world’s most adorable and beloved breeds. Here are the results.

Crufts kick started on Thursday March 8 and ran until Sunday March 11, with the days broken down into different breeds before the Best in Show was awarded at the Grand Finale on Sunday.

Nearly 21,000 dogs competed for just seven places in the show’s finale on Sunday, representing each of the individual groups. On Thursday, working breeds and pastoral breeds were judged and on Friday, it was the turn of terrier and hound breeds. Then on Saturday the utility and toy breeds were judged and on Sunday it was the gundog breed. The coveted Best In Show prize was awarded on the last day of the competition, with the seven finalists from the previous days competing for the prize.

Here are all the results, now the competition is over.

Day 1 - Thursday March 8th Working breeds

Winner: Newgardens Llori Nanya (Newfoundland) owned by Ms. D Ball

Reserve: Jojavik Penelope Pitstop JW SHCM (Doberman) owned by Mrs. J A and Miss V L Ingram

Third: Lanfrese Ocolardo (Boxer) owned by Mr. M J Grifiths

Fourth: Snowshoes Aurora Borealis JW SHCM (Alaskan Malamute) owned by Mrs. J E and Miss J Smith

Working Group winner: Nana

The Working Group winner of the show was won by Nana, a gentle giant Newfoundland from Blackburn.

Nana’s handler Danielle Ball, said: “We’ve been showing Nana since she was old enough and we have had our confidence knocked a few times, but this wipes out all of those bad times.

“We have been battling for her second Challenge Certificate, which we achieved today at Crufts, and now this. Nana is crackers but she is brilliant and this just has not sunk in yet.”

Pastoral breeds

Winner: Nahrof Blurred Lines at Huntly (Border Collie) owned by Mr. and Mrs. M Connolly

Reserve: Pemcader Thunderball (Pembroke Welsh Corgi) owned by Mr. K and L Dover and Saether

Third: Clingstone’s Make My Day (Smooth Collie) owned by Ms. S and M Asikainen and Nyman

Fourth: Mybeards Hero (Polish Lowland Sheepdog) owned by Miss L Mottram

Pastoral Group winner: Roo

The Pastoral Group title was awarded to an Irish Border Collie from County Louth named Roo.

Roo’s handler said: “This is incredible. I am absolutely lost for words - I never expected this in a million years. Roo came from Australia as a puppy and she was ‘Top Dog All Breeds’ in Ireland last year."

“No words can describe my day here today at Crufts but this is the pinnacle of my dog showing career.”

Day 2 - Friday March 9th Terrier breeds

Winner: McEvans Big Bopper At Beameups (Scottish Terrier), owner Ms. R, Ms. V & Ms. D Cross, Huber & Cross

Reserve: Lakeridge Cahal (Irish Terrier), owner Mr A & Mrs J & Mr J Barker & Averis

Third: Original Master Voice Lovesong (Jack Russell Terrier), owner J F Farßdi

Fourth: Digelsa Declaration (Manchester Terrier), owner Mr. K Carter

Terrier Group winner: Bopper

Bopper, a Scottish Terrier from the Gettysburg, US, stole the judges hearts in the Terrier Group on Friday.

Handler Rebecca Cross said: “This is absolutely unbelievable. To come back to Crufts with Bopper, who is related to Knopa the dog I won with previously, I’m not sure how much better it can get. I was shocked when the judge walked towards me, I was ready to be going home."

“Bopper is an amazing dog who loves to chew my feet, but there isn’t a mean bone in his body. I have other dogs to show too but now I’m going to start thinking about Sunday.”

Hound breeds

Winner: Collooney Tartan Tease (Whippet), owner Mr. and Mrs. D G Short

Reserve: Alqaquadar Rigoletto (Afghan Hound), owner Mr. W N & Dr. A Douglas & Tan

Third: Silvae Solo (Wire Haired Dachshund), owner Mr. D C & Mrs. K D McCalmont

Fourth: Miranda Della Bassa Pavese (Irish Wolfhound), owner Mrs. A L Turini Salamon

Hound Dog winner: Tease

The fourth Crufts 2018 awarded went to Tease, a beautiful two-year-old Whippet from Edinburgh.

Tease’s proud owner Yvette Short said: “I am so overwhelmed. The crowd made it all so special, they seemed to like the dog and I just hoped the judge would as well."

“Tease is a dream to live with, and I trust her 100%. It was nerve-wracking in the ring, but wonderful. It’s all a bit surreal at the moment and I need time to digest it all”.

Day 3 - Saturday March 10th Utility breeds

Winner: Stecal's Love at First Sight (Akita), owner Ms. C & F Mrs. R Bevis & Corr Reserve: Usch Dawin Steal My Heart (Standard Poodle), owner Mrs. L Campbell Third: Minarets Best Kept Secret (Miniature Poodle), owner Miss M Harwood Fourth: Afterglow Aloysius (Toy Poodle), owner Mrs. S Mr. T & Mr. J Baker, Isherwood & Lynn

Utility Group winner: Akita

A majestic Akita from Prenton, Merseyside, named Chanel won the Utility Group award on Saturday.

Chanel’s handler Faye Bevis said: “It’s unbelievable, I didn’t expect this at all."

“She’s unbelievable, she never lets us down. “I’ve got belief in her but you never expect this, not in a million years, especially at Crufts.”

Toy breeds

Winner: Expana's Sea Dragon Conqueror (Papillon), owner Mr. S & J Carroll & Newman Reserve: Manticorns Enrico (Griffon Bruxellois), owner Mr. J Ohlsson Third: Sharex Burning Love for Dobrugh (English Toy Terrier), owner Messrs. T D & D & Mrs. K J & Miss C E Burgess, Brown Fourth: Pakov's Proud To Be Black (Pomeranian), owner Ms. A K Ogilvie

Toy Group winner: Howard

A cute little Papillon named Howard won the Toy Group award on Saturday evening.

Howard’s handler Sean Carroll said: “I could see the judge walking towards me but I was concentrating on my dog, and then she got closer and closer and suddenly I realised it was going to be Howard."

“It was an absolutely amazing feeling. Howard was the top dog of all breeds in Ireland for 2017 and we are going to celebrate tonight with friends.”

Day 4 - Gundog breeds and Best in Show Gundog breeds

Winner: Kanix Chilli (Pointer), owner Miss H Blackburn-Bennett Reserve: Veratey Vincenzo At Cassom (Cocker Spaniel), owner Mrs. S Amos-Jones Third: Castlerock Simply Magic (Flat Coated Retriever), owner Mrs. A Dyren Fourth: Copper's War of Roses (Irish Setter), owner Mr. B A & Miss A C Crocker & Siddle

Gundog Group winner: Chili

The seventh and final dog to head into the Best in Show is a stunning Pointer named Chili.

Best in Show winners

Best In Show: Collooney Tartan Tease (Whippet), owner Mr and Mrs D G Short

Reserve Best in Show: Kanix Chilli (Pointer), owner Miss H Blackburn-Bennett

(Article source: The Express)

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