Ramps for showing Bulldogs will be available at Crufts, in
accordance with a 12 month trial approved by the Kennel Club
At the request of the Bulldog Breed Council, the General
Committee approved the decision for a trial with effect from
1stJanuary 2014 at a General Committee meeting held on 4thJune
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: "As the Bulldog is
one of the 14 Kennel Club High Profile Breeds, there is a
particular emphasis on judges to look for any visible signs of
exaggerations that may be causing the dogs pain or
discomfort. It was agreed that the ramps allowed for a
clearer examination of the dogs' eyes and skin and would therefore
assist judges in their assessment of the dogs.
"It is optional for the exhibitor to use the ramp in the ring
and an exhibitor will not be penalised for not using the ramp."
For further information, please email the Canine Activities
Department at firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 0844 4633 980.