It's so different from watching Westminster. I have never seen so many breeds that I have never seen before. The Lab came in forth in the Gun Dog Group. Thats another thing, they have essentially the same groups but call them different names. The Herding Group at Cruft's is the Pastoral Group.
I don't know enough about showing dogs to know if this is unusual or not but the results page for the Lab's shows not only best in breed but five other "Best" catagories, then they list 26 classes with 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Res, and VHC winners in each class. By my calculations that would give a dog 130 chances to win something, not to mention the top six. Maybe I'll take Duke over next year. ;D
Here is the Lab Results link but unfortunately no photos. Maybe they will post some later:
Here is the overall show home page:
<br />Duke and Freckles
I would love to attend one day... Amazing sporting event.
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Loch Mor Welldone. Pretty dog!
~Veronica and Nikki~
Sweet Emma, 16th of February 1996~26th of November 2010
Always in my heart and soul. Together forever, my love....
Nikki 6 months
I watched crufts like 3 times cuz I was up all night and it was the only thing on tv! lol!
Love,<br />Giuli<br /><br />