Discover Dogs at Crufts 2020

Hi all, Sian here,

Crufts 2020 will soon be upon us and, like in previous years, it is likely the Club will be asked to provide Breed representation in the Discover Dogs area.  Rather than wait for the invitation and then rush to find willing volunteers, I thought we would try to get ahead of the game this time. Therefore, if you would like to volunteer to represent the breed at Crufts, please note the following:

Dogs will be expected to be in the DD pens in close proximity to the general public (including many children) and therefore must be of a friendly disposition. They also need to be pretty resilient as it is quite hard work for the dogs being on show for all that time with multiple people stroking and interacting with them, nervous dogs will struggle.  Crufts takes place over 4 days and the Club are expected to provide representation over the whole period and not just during the day of the applicable Group (Gundogs for us).  The dates/days for 2020 are as follows:

Thu 5 Mar 20 – Toy & Utility

Fri 6 Mar – Gundog

Sat 7 Mar – Working & Pastoral

Sun 8 Mar – Terrier & Hound

You will be provided with a pass for a dog and handler (and potentially a second person too) along with a parking pass and, usually, vouchers towards refreshments are also provided.  If you would like to volunteer, can you please email me on with your name, any other handler names, dogs name(s) and which day you would like to attend.

Many thanks,