Crufts’ Top Tales – Day 1 at a Glance

Top dogs

The first of the seven group winners at Crufts 2014 was the three year-old Rottweiler, Ch Minaelea’s Black Mambo JW, owned by Mr R D & Mrs D Taylor of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, which took top honours in the Working group under Frank Kane.

Second into Sunday’s final was the two year-old Samoyed, Ch Nikara Diamond Dancer JW, owned by Mrs V Freer and Mrs S A Smith of Upwell, Cambridgeshire, under another former Crufts Best in Show judge, Valerie Foss.


Top action

Today’s Freestyle heelwork to music final was won by Richard Curtis with Syka Delic Darnser. The pair won by over two clear points to add to Richard’s already bulging Crufts trophy cabinet.

Well-respected Portuguese judge CarlaMolinari chose the Whippet, Shalfeet Sugar Frosting JW, owned by Jane Wilton-Clark as the winner of the Junior Warrant Winner of the Year competition in the main arena.


Top behaviour

Over in the Obedience Ring in Hall 5, the newly revamped Inter-Regional Obedience competition was won by the team representing the South East and East Anglia.

In the YKC Ring, the Rebecca Pointer Award, given annually to the YKC member to have scored the most points in obedience over the past year, was won by former Britain’s Got Talent finalist Kate Nicholas and her dog, Ice.


Top sponsor

Major sponsor Samsung Electronics launched the 2014 Kennel Club Dog Photographer of the Year competition on their stand in Hall 3. Last year’s winner, Roger Sjolstad from Norway was on hand to launch the hunt for his successor.


Top celeb'

Also present for the launch of the Dog Photographer of the Year competition was Made in Chelsea star, and wife of musician Professor Green, Millie Mackintosh, who brought an extra helping of glamour to the world’s greatest dog show.


Top sports

Crufts may feature many attractive dogs but beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and being voted the world’s ugliest dog hasn’t stopped Mugly’s owner, Beverley from showing him off on the Nature’s Menu stand at the show today.


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