Excitement builds as Crufts returns

By Chris Willmott Thursday 07 March 2013 Updated: 07/03 09:50

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Crufts delight - Melanie Spavin with three-year-old Beagle Max who was a finalist at Crufts.11.08.710.DJS

MORE than 25,000 dogs will be making their way to the NEC this week to compete in Crufts - with five borough entrants hoping to secure a title.

A total of 20,566 dogs have been entered into breed judging, Gamekeepers’ classes and the Obedience Championships, including a record number of dogs from overseas.

In addition, thousands more dogs will take part in agility, heelwork to music, flyball and a number of other competitions and displays as well as the popular Discover Dogs area.

Of these dogs there will be representation from Balsall Common (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel), Meriden (Afghan Hound) and three entries from Solihull for a German Spitz, Labrador Retriever and Irish Setter.

Crufts 2013 has attracted more than 2,000 dogs from overseas for the first time.

A total of 2,131 dogs from 41 different countries will take part at the show, including dogs from Hong Kong, India, Indonesia and Malaysia, none of which have previously been represented.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “The Kennel Club and Crufts Committee wish to thank all of those taking part in Crufts 2013 for their support.

"The fact that dog owners continue to come in their thousands to celebrate their dogs on the world’s most famous dog stage is testament to what a special place Crufts holds in the hearts of dog lovers throughout the world."

Television station More4 will be showing highlights from the show from 6.30pm to 9pm from Thursday to Saturday and on Sunday (the final day) the coverage will be shown on Channel 4 from 5.30pm to 8pm where the Best in Show will be unveiled.

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