Crufts

Crufts Continues To Be The 'Worst In Show' For Dogs

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

Imagine a show based on ruthless competition in which entirely unnatural physical features were prized above all else and incestuous relationships, allegations of poisoning rivals, and other unscrupulous behaviour abound. It sounds like a salacious soap opera, right? Except it's not. All of these things are part of the saddest reality show on TV: Crufts.

Crufts Promotes Irresponsible Dog Breeding Must Be Stopped

Elena Orde | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK
Elena Orde

It is completely bizarre - and quite ominous - to prize particular animals higher than others based on such arbitrary factors as the exact length of their legs, their numbers of face folds or the precise flatness of their heads. All dogs are deserving of loving homes, even if they don't conform to such ridiculous standards.

Four-Year-Old Dog Handler At Crufts 2017 Wins Our Hearts (If Not The Show)

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Parents

Pups usually take centre stage at Crufts, but this year our attention has been stolen by a four-year-old dog handler. Jessica Allen, from Stafford, t...

It Doesn't Stop at SeaWorld: The UK is Complicit in Cruelty, Too

Conor Penn | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Conor Penn

We must scale our conversation back more wholly, dismantling the very framework that underpins our prioritisation of spectacle, competition, tradition and recreation over that of animal welfare. Whilst this framework remains intact, progress will continue to be inconsistent. Meanwhile, cruelty will continue to occur on our doorstep.

Why My Heart Sank When That Gorgeous Little Westie Won Crufts Best In Show

Linda Goodman | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Goodman

For the last seven years I've been glued to my TV on the night of Crufts Best In Show but not because I'm a huge fan of dog shows or of the 'spectacle' that is Crufts. It's because the minutes prior to the judge making a decision on which dog wins are the most anxious of the entire year for me as a campaigner against puppy farming.

Crufts 2016: Vintage Pictures From The Early 1900s

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Sport

Today sees the start of Crufts 2016, the annual dog show that attracts thousands of owners to show off their canine competitors. Crufts was first hel...

Four Dogs Who Saved Their Owners Lives

Caroline Kisko | Posted 18.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Kisko

The four dogs which have made the 2016 shortlist were selected by a panel of judges, including dog loving actor Martin Clunes, for their outstanding loyalty to their owners and for the way that they have irrevocably changed their lives.

This Ugly Truth Behind the UK's Biggest Beauty Pageant for Dogs

Violet Owens | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Violet Owens

If the Kennel Club changed the breed standards to put the welfare of the dogs first and only awarded prizes to those breeding healthy dogs, the lives of thousands if not millions of dogs could be improved.

The Truth About Jagger's Death After Crufts

Caroline Kisko | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK
Caroline Kisko

Crufts organiser, the Kennel Club, has seen the toxicology report and can confirm that Jagger died after ingesting fast-acting poison (carbofuran and aldicarb - both banned in the EU so not easy to get hold of) some 28 hours or more after attending Crufts. The timescales involved in this sad story strongly indicate that the poison was almost certainly eaten in Belgium and helps to put the rumours of other poisoning incidents happening at Crufts to bed.

Jagger Was Poisoned In Belgium NOT At Crufts

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK

An Irish red setter thought to have been poisoned at a world famous dog show actually ingested the toxins more than a day after attending Crufts, it h...

Crufts - Another Lesson in History

Clare Williams | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Williams

The tragic death from poisoning of 'Jagger' the Irish Setter from Belgium has shocked and saddened any of us who own a pet. The news has also devastated the showing world. The Belgian police are apparently investigating the incident with full cooperation from The Kennel Club as further reports are awaited.

Watch The Moment A PETA Protester Storms Crufts Show

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The moment a protester stormed the world-famous dogs Crufts to campaign against pedigree dogs breeding practices has been caught on film. Animal r...

Second Shih Tzu Dog Reported Dead In Crufts Poison 'Murder' Probe

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK

A second dog is claimed to have died after appearing at Crufts. Unconfirmed reports identify the dog as a Shih Tzu. The Daily Telegraph had earlie...

Cameron To 'Double Security' Around His Cat After Crufts 'Murder'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has said he will "double security" around Larry, the Downing Street cat, following the apparent poisoning of a prize-winning dog at Cruf...

Crufts Plot Thickens As Petition Demands Award Withdrawal And More Poisoning Claims Surface...

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK

Six dogs were reportedly poisoned at the Crufts show where one died after eating poisoned beef, organisers have confirmed. The Irish setter called...

More Dogs Reported Fallen Ill After Crufts 'Murder' Mystery

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK

Two more dogs that competed at Crufts fell ill during the competition, it has been claimed, after an Irish setter called Jagger died after allegedly b...

12 Crufts Dogs Who Look Like Their Owners

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Comedy

Of course, not all dogs look as much like their owners as this one: Or this chap: But still, there are a remarkable number of Crufts can...

14 Dogs At Crufts That Have Better Hair Than You

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Comedy

Perfectly pampered pooches are what Crufts is all about and this weekend's prestigious competition was no exception. There's hours of work that go...

This Could Be The Biggest Scandal In Cruft's 124-Year History...

PA | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK

One of the owners of a prize-winning dog allegedly poisoned while at the world-famous Crufts show said they have lost "our love, family member and bes...

Here's What's Happening In Birmingham Right Now

PA | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK

Almost 5,000 dogs arrived at Crufts on Thursday, many dressed in bibs, snoods and pink sparkly outfits, proving that it is something of a fashion para...

These 22 Dogs Really Aren't Getting Into The Crufts Spirit

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Comedy

Crufts is an annual event where dogs parade their owners around a small patch of fake grass in a display of their species' control over the human race...

Samsung Has Built A £20,000 Kennel For Crufts 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Tech

As humans we spoil three things in this world, our family; ourselves and our pets. Samsung has taken inspiration from the third of these and created w...

Community Order For Woman Whose Champion 'Obedience' Dog Lost Control

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK

A woman whose award-winning dog bit into another pet owner's knee at Crufts has been ordered to do unpaid work. Lorain Ronis, 52, had been celebrating...

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Comedy

What a great week to be a woman! Or a carnivorous man! Or anyone who loves the internet! Yes, this week's round-up of Twitter funnies takes in all ...

Crufts 2014: Our Winners List

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Comedy

It's the moment you've all been waiting for! It's the results of Crufts 2014 - according to us. And the winners are......