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Entrance to Crufts - the NEC Birmingham, England
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The entrance to the NEC (National Exibition Center) Birmingham, England.

Crufts 2001 - Exhibitors and spectators catch a bus back to the parking lots at the end of the day.
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Exhibitors and spectators catch a bus back to the parking lots at the end of the day.

 


Crufts 2001

Friday, May 25th - Monday, May 28th

This year Crufts was postponed due to a Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak. The last time that happened was 37 years ago. Instead of being held in March on the usual dates, it was rescheuled to May.

More about Crufts


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The Dalmatian ring. Very nice size, no gates around it.

 

 British Dalmatian Club Booth at Crufts(c) 2001 Deer North of England Dalmatian Club Booth at Crufts(c) 2001 Deer 

The British Dalmatian Club & the North of England Dalmatian Club booths.
Located next to the Dal ring, both offered many nice Dalmatian items for sale.

 

 

The Ring

In the UK showing a Dalmatian is very different compared to the US. In the UK, There are no gaits around the ring, like in the US.
Dogs qualify for admittance to Crufts by winning placements during the year at Championship shows. Dogs in the states usually just have to be entered in a show.

In the UK, dogs must obtain 3 Challenge Certificates (CC) to become a Champion. In the USA, dogs need 15 points, including 2 major wins to become a Champion.

In the UK, Champion dogs compete against non-Champion dogs for additional CC's. If they win, the can compete for Best of Breed and Group. If a Champion dog wins a CC, no non-champion dog goes home with a CC.

In the USA, non-Champion dogs only compete against Champion dogs in Best Of Breed. Not for Championship points.

 Crufts Exhibitor info.



Crufts - The Dalmatian ring - CC for females
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The Judge trying to decide the CC bitch.

 

Dog CC
From Limit Dog Class

Crufts CC dog for Dalmatians
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Saron Edward Fawr At Dakiluja (Palmer)
(Liver-spotted)

Bitch CC & BOB
From Post Graduate Bitch Class

Crufts CC bitch/BOB for Dalmatians
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Mapplewell Minstrel (Hale)
(Black-spotted)


 Crufts 2001 - CC Dog & CC Bitch await the decision for BOB.
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CC Dog & CC Bitch await the decision for BOB.
Crufts 2001 - CC Dog, Saron Edward Fawr At Dakiluja and owner having their photo taken.
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CC Dog, Saron Edward Fawr At Dakiluja and owner (Palmer) having their photo taken.
 




 Crufts - Dalmatian ring - 2001
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Ring attire and attitude is much more laid back in the UK, compared to the USA.

Crufts - Dalmatian ring - 2001
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Handlers entertain their dogs while awaiting their turn to be examined by the judge.
 




Exhibitors await the placements in the class. Crufts 2001
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Exhibitors await the placements in the class.

 

 

Results table for Dalmatians at Crufts
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Results for each class are posted behind the judges table.

 



Ribbon/Placement Colors


Pedigree  Logo
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The rosette in the Pedigree logo is red in the UK, compared to blue in the USA. This is because the first placement at dog shows is red in the UK and blue in the USA.


 Crufts 2001 - Rosettes at benching area
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An exhibitor proudly displays the winning rosettes on their jacket, in the benching area.

CC from the Crufts 2001 dog show
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A Challenge Certificate (CC) & Rosette from one of the Crufts 2001 winners.

 

 

 United Kingdom  USA
 First - Red  First - Blue
 Second - Blue  Second - Red
 Third - Yellow  Third - Yellow
Reserve -  Green  Fourth - White
 VHC (Very Highly Commended) -
White



Crufts 2001 - Verly Highly Commeded certificate
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A VHC certificate. Most placements receive a certificate, instead of a ribbon or rosette, for their placements.


On-line results:

Group & BIS Results
Breed (Dalmatian) Results
Obedience Results
Agility Finals
Flyball Results
KCJO Competition Results
Gamekeeper's Team Results


Outside of the Ring

 Crufts 2001 - A Dalmatian relaxing at the benching area
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A Dalmatian relaxing at the benching area.
Crufts 2001 - "Tara ", IR (Irish) CH. Clonmaggaden Princess (Casey), warms up on the bench.
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"Tara ", IR (Irish) CH. Clonmaggaden Princess (Casey), warms up on the bench.

 

 

 "Molly"


Molly the Dalmatian from England
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Molly bears a striking resemblence to
Dominick

 

Frankish Mercedes

Headshot of Frankish Mercedes, a Dalmatian from England

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Walker/Exerciser

Crufts 2001 - Walker/Exerciser by Beacon Productions
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The side rails are a great way to keep a dog on the treadmill. By Beacon Productions
www.beacondogs.co.uk

Vendor Booths

Crufts 2001- Vendor booths
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Endless shopping for doggy supplies, crates, treats, grooming products, etc.

Crufts 2001 - Boxer Ballot Box
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Some of the vendors have some very neat displays to draw attention to their booths.

 

 

Crufts - Dalmatian "Discovery" booth
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Outside of the Dalmatian "Discovery" booth.



Discover Dogs
The Discover dogs is an area of booths with all the breeds and information on each breed, contacts, etc. The booth's are separated by groups, so all the breeds in a particular group are situated next to each other. Some of the booths are very elaborately decorated. It was fun to see the rare breeds and very educational.

 

 

Front

 

Back


The above hand out was given out at the Dalmatian Discovery booth.

 



Some unusal breeds

Some of these are not commonly seen in the USA


Hounds

Basset Bleu De Gascogne
Basset Fauve De Bretagne
Basset Griffon Vendeen (Grand)
Bavarian Mountain Hound
Grand Bleu De Gascogne

Hamiltonstovare
Norwegian Lundehund

Segugio Italiano


Terrier

Cesky Terrier
Glen of Imaal Terrier



Toy

Bolognese
Coton De Tulear

Gundog

Bracco Italiano
German Longhaired Pointer
Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla
Irish Red and White Setter
Italian Spinone
Kooikerhondje
Large Munsterlander
Nova Scotia Duck Trolling Retriever

Spanish Water Dog


Utility

German Spitz (Klein)
German Spitz (Mittel)
Japanese Spitz

Working

Beauceron
Dogue de Bordeaux
Greenland Dog

Hovawart
Leonberger
Tibetan Mastiff



Pastoral

Bergamasco
Estrela Mountain Dog

Finnish Lapphund
Lancashire Heeler
Maremma Sheepdog

Norwegian Buhund
Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Pyrenean Mountain Dog
Pyrenean Sheepdog
Swedish Lapphund
Swedish Vallhund











Crufts 2001 Overseas visitor badge

Overseas Visitors


Their are several overseas visitors lounges. They are a great place to grab a cup of coffee and take a load off of your feet.

 

Pedigree welcome sign at Crufts
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Pedigree welcomes oversea visitors.

 

 Crufts visitors info.

Birmingham, England
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Birmingham by day

 

Birmingham, England at night
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Birmingham at night

 

 

Bus in EngalndTravel tips

Cars are much smaller over in the UK than the states. If traveling with a large group or alot of luggage be sure to reserve a large vehicle in advance. If you are from the states, remember you will be sitting on the opposite side of the car. You will also be good driving on the opposite side of the road. A few other differences: there are very few stoplights. Instead there are things called roundabouts (which is essentially a circle where all the roads meet).

In some areas, such as Ireland, you may need to reserve a vehicle with an automatic transmission well in advance. Otherwise you will be driving a manual (stick shift). It can be tricky getting used to driving a stick on the opposite side of the road, from the opposite side of the car.

Instead of take out food, food is referred to as take away. Instead of for rent, placing are listed as to let.

Don't forget about VAT taxes!


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