dfs Crufts Qualifiers come to Birmingham

Dog lovers are invited to come along to enjoy the experience of seeing nearly 11,000 dogs entered in the Ladies Kennel Association Championship Dog Show at the NEC, Birmingham.
Over 140 different breeds of pedigree dog will compete on 11th and 12th December for the ultimate ‘Best in Show’ prize and for a chance to take part in the world’s largest dog show, dfs Crufts.
The show is the last of 37 Group and General Championship Dog Shows licensed by the Kennel Club throughout the year which enable dogs to qualify for dfs Crufts, which takes place from 10th to 13th March 2011.
Each day will host different breeds of pedigree dog, which are divided into seven groups. On Saturday the 11th December, visitors can see the Toy, Utility, Working and Pastoral groups being judged, followed by the Hound, Gundog and Terrier Groups on Sunday 12thDecember. The seven group winners will then compete for the prestigious Best in Show award at the climax of the show on Sunday. To find out which group your favourite breed is in, please visit www.thekennelclub.org.uk/breedhealth.
This year the Kennel Club will have a stand at the show, with staff on hand to answer any dog related enquiries and to help newcomers to find out about how they can get involved in dog showing.
Ladies Kennel Association show secretary Mrs Valentine said: “This is a great day out for all as we have so much going on. As well as the championship show itself, there will also be over 100 trade stands for that last minute canine Christmas shopping!”
Admission is £7 for adults and £4 for concessions on the door, making it the perfect day out for the whole family. Visitors are requested to leave their own dogs at home as non-competing dogs are not permitted into the event.
Tickets for dfs Crufts are now on sale at http://www.crufts.org.uk/ticket-office.
2nd December 2010
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