Congratulations to Paul Singleton
owner of Crufts 2001 Best in Show
(Photograph courtesy of the Kennel Club)
Congratulations to the Reserve Best in Show, Crufts 2001,
CDB member Mrs C Blance with her Welsh Corgi (Pembroke)
CH PENLIATH SHOOTING STAR
(Sorry, no picture available)
And also congratulations to member Linda Robinson who was cleared in the first unfounded RSPCA tail docking court case. Her Cocker Spaniel bitch JOZELAH CLASSIC MOODS won Best of Breed. Another good year for docked dogs at Crufts!
CDB at Crufts 2001
After exhibiting at Crufts 2000 and Discover Dogs 2000, the CDB was delighted to be invited to Crufts, delayed this year to May 2001.
Experienced CDB representatives were available for the duration and enjoyed offering advice and membership information to those who supported our aims and debating the docking option with those who were either against docking, were undecided or simply had not considered the issue. We met a wide range of dog lovers, with a wide range of opinion. Most visitors to the stand were able to voice their opinions eloquently, only a very few felt unable to engage in sensible debate. Those who had not seen our docking video before were mostly surprised at the obvious lack of distress to puppies docked by the banding method.
We received many more reports of injuries to undocked examples of traditionally docked breeds from trainers, boarding kennel owners, and owners alike, and even with crossbreeds where both parents were traditionally docked beeds, and their offspring were not docked!
Our first visitors at Crufts 2001
And the winning ticket for our raffle of the combined TV and video
was blue ticket 107,
drawn by the Gus Byrne Equine Representative and won by
Lindsey McQuillan of St Osyth