Kennel Club Breeders’ Competition finalists to take centre stage at Crufts 2020

The final of the Kennel Club Breeders’ Competition will take place at Crufts on Friday 6th March 2020 at the NEC Birmingham and be judged by David Guy, breeder of the well-known Donzeata Griffons Bruxellois.

The competition, sponsored by Agria Pet Insurance, involves teams accruing points at group and general championship shows. Points have been recorded by Our Dogs, who have published a leader board within their newspaper throughout the year. Each team comprises three or four dogs of one breed, all bred by the same breeder or breeding partnership.

The 42 qualifying teams confirmed as competing at Crufts 2020 will be:


  • Mrs J Cumberland (Mumysami), Miniature Smooth Dachshunds
  • Mr & Mrs R Foote & Miss E McAulay (Erylan), Petits Bassets Griffons Vendéens
  • Miss D Melbourne & Mr P Isted (Diheath), Basset Hounds
  • Mrs M Pace & Miss D Reed (Dejare), Whippets
  • Mr P & Mrs D Reid (Maudaxi), Petits Bassets Griffons Vendéens


  • Mrs C Bamsey (Holbam), Irish Terriers
  • Mrs R Gee (Watercroft), Norfolk Terriers
  • Mr C & Mrs G Knight (Talanors), Manchester Terriers
  • Mr S & Mrs J Newport (Digaden), Parson Russell Terriers
  • Mrs H Turner & Miss A MacDonald (Locheil), Jack Russell Terriers
  • Mr R & Mrs J Turner (Crillee), Airedale Terriers


  • Miss D Anstead (Riverwatcher), Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers
  • Mr S & Mrs K Challis (Vizslanya), Hungarian Vizslas
  • Mrs A Chandler (Chanangel), Welsh Springer Spaniels
  • Mr & Mrs A Ferguson (Mizani), Lagotti Romagnoli
  • Dr K Hodgkinson-Rutherford & Mr M Rutherford (Chanderhill), Spanish Water Dogs
  • Mrs A McKay (Poniel), Labrador Retrievers
  • Ms G Osborn (Elgert), Field Spaniels
  • Mrs S & Miss L Reed (Reemif), Cocker Spaniels
  • Mr C & Mrs V Wakefield (Norriss), Sussex Spaniels
  • Mrs T & Miss S Westwood (Eusanit), Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers


  • Mrs M Anderson (Zentarr), Lhasa Apsos
  • Mrs E Longdin (Wellingley), Miniature Schnauzers
  • Ms A McDonald (Balgay), Tibetan Spaniels
  • Miss S Roberts (Marbledale), Lhasa Apsos
  • Mrs J Scarll & Ms S Sykes (Timazinti), Lhasa Apsos
  • Misses R, L & V Woods (Penbro), Miniature Schnauzers


  • Mrs A Cawthera-Purdy (Lireva), Pomeranians
  • Mrs J & Mr S Scott (Cukoton), Cotons De Tuléar
  • Ms S Smith (Sueacres), Pomeranians
  • Mrs K Storey (Rhodennash), Pugs
  • Mr N Walker (Sunlea), Pugs
  • Mr C & Mrs R Wilkinson (Keljantzi), Miniature Pinschers


  • Ms R Bailey (Akna), Canadian Eskimo Dogs
  • Mrs C & Mr D Baldock (Gunnersnewfs), Newfoundlands
  • Ms C John (Chardicea), Alaskan Malamutes
  • Ms A Moir (Newgraden), Newfoundlands


  • Mr S & Mrs S Bale (Balletcor), Pembroke Welsh Corgis
  • Mrs S & Mr E Flint (Sandytrail), Pyrenean Sheepdogs
  • Miss L Holmes (Lisjovia), Pyrenean Mountain Dogs
  • Mrs J & Mr M Lovell (Liebehund), Cardigan Welsh Corgis
  • Ms A Walters (Goytre), Border Collies

The Kennel Club Breeders’ Competition will be pre-judged in Hall 1, rings 1 and 2 at 1.30pm and parade in the main arena at 5.30pm on Friday 6th March 2020. It will be just one of the many and varied activities taking place at Crufts from 5th - 8th March 2020.

Vanessa McAlpine, Crufts Show Manager, said: “The Kennel Club Breeders’ Competition is always a sight to behold with all the breeders’ teams competing in the main arena. We are sure this year will be no exception. We can think of no better place to showcase pedigree dogs and the work done by breeders to promote their breeds and stockmanship.”

Sarah White, Breeder Channel Manager at Agria Pet Insurance, added: “It was wonderful to see all the different teams competing at qualifying championship shows throughout the year. We send our thanks to all the breeders who took part. Now the final is upon us and it promises to be very exciting. The very best of luck to everyone competing.”

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