The most popular dog show Crufts 2019 is welcomed by exuberant crowds and the poshest canines. From 44 different countries, 20,631 dogs stand proud vying for the crown’s Best in Show.
Best Gundog Breed – First to claim victory
The Gundog group was divided into four categories: hunt/point/retrieve, retrievers, spaniels, and pointers and setters.
The first winners to have attained the crowns are the following:
The fourth spot goes to a Spanish Water Dog, Valentisimo’s Yogi.
The third spot goes to a Golden Retriever, Primavera In Anticipo Della Val D’Aveto.
The second spot goes to a German Wirehaired Pointer, Esmee Dragon From Rhona’s Home at Bareve WW18.
The winner goes to an Irish Water Spaniel, Gloi Donn All Or Nothing At Stanegate.
Luther, (Gloi Donn All Or Nothing At Stanegate), 3, is now one step closer to winning the Best in Show finals this Sunday. Luther and his owner, Judith Carruthers, will be back to the Resorts World Arena at the NEC in Birmingham to claim his place in the prestigious dog show.
‘I’m totally in shock and he’s such a young dog. His grandfather won Best in Group seven years ago but we’re not used to having the spotlight on us. It’s been a team effort and everyone is over the moon,’ says Judith.
Gundog Day recap
Crufts 2019 opened a pawtastic opportunity for canines to show off in flyball, agility, heelwork, display competitions, and the group judging for gundogs.
Day 1 also opened the gates to three newly introduced breeds that will be competing under the Imported Breed Register classes:
It is worth noting that the world’s largest dog show is not just about winning. This is the perfect place to meet and get together with fellow dog lovers in the world.
Take a look at these candid moments spotted at Crufts 2019:
Want some groovin’ actions? Here’s a lively heelwork to music performance by canines with mixed gundog breeds and their owners.
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Birmingham was packed with a lot of furry pawtastic actions as the world’s best canines were put into the spotlight:
— Crufts (@Crufts) March 7, 2019