Kennel Club Breeders’ Competition finalists at Crufts 2022 announced

The final of the Kennel Club Breeders’ Competition will take place at Crufts on Friday 11 March 2022 at the NEC Birmingham and be judged by Dr Ron James of the well-known Jasmorne Pointers, Basenjis and Bullmastiffs.

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 since the summer of 2021 (when Covid-19 restrictions began to be eased). Each team comprises three or four dogs of one breed, all bred by the same breeder or breeding partnership.

The 40 qualifying teams confirmed as competing at Crufts 2022 will be:
  • Mrs C & Mr D Baldock, Gunnersnewfs Newfoundlands
  • Ms R Bailey, Akna Canadian Eskimo Dogs
  • Miss T, Mr A & Mrs L Douglas, Talard Australian Shepherds
  • Mrs P MacLellan, Debruix Groenendael Belgian Shepherd Dogs
  • Ms A Walters, Goytre Border Collies
  • Mr S & Mrs L Naylor, Skaijak Polish Lowland Sheepdogs
  • Miss L Holmes, Lisjovia Pyrenean Mountain Dogs
  • Ms L Paterson, Eriksfjord Swedish Vallhunds
  • Mrs C Bamsey, Holbam Irish Terriers
  • Ms H Turner & Miss A MacDonald, Locheil Jack Russell Terriers
  • Mr C & Mrs G Knight, Talanors Manchester Terriers
  • Mrs R Gee, Watercroft Norfolk Terriers
  • Mr & Mrs S Newport, Digaden Parson Russell Terriers
  • Mrs V Norton, Divadell Scottish Terriers
  • Mrs L Lui, Eblanahalls Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers
  • Mr & Mrs R Foote & Miss E McAulay, Erylan Petits Bassets Griffons Vendeens
  • Mrs J & Miss R Cumberland, Mumysami Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshunds
  • Miss R Lucas & Mr C Dargonne, Packway Deerhounds
  • Mr K Alexander, Kansenji Rhodesian Ridgebacks
  • Mr S & Mrs C Pearson, Kelevra Dalmatians
  • Miss H Jansson, Fridlyckans Eurasiers
  • Ms K Andrew, Claran Mittel German Spitz
  • Mrs C Best-Rawlings, Trixwood Japanese Shiba Inu
  • Mrs K Watson-Todd, Karocolin Miniature Poodles
  • Ms A McDonald, Balgay Tibetan Spaniels
  • Mrs J & Mr S Scott, Cukoton Cotons de Tulear
  • Mr G Urquhart, Blackpark Maltese
  • Mrs R Wilkinson, Keljantzi's Miniature Pinschers
  • Mrs A Cawthera-Purdy, Lireva Pomeranians
  • Mrs K Storey, Rhodenash Pugs
  • Mr S & Mrs K Challis, Vizslanya Hungarian Vizslas
  • Mr G & Mrs C Sutherland, Carnlochan Hungarian Vizslas
  • Ms C O'Neill, Tenshilling Pointers
  • Mrs J Campbell, Ronevorg Flat Coated Retrievers
  • Miss C Smith, Flyenpyg Labrador Retrievers
  • Miss D Anstead, Riverwatcher Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers
  • Mrs T & Miss Westwood, Eusanit Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers
  • Mr P & Mrs J Fielder, Cretshengan Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers
  • Ms A Chandler, Chanangel Welsh Springer Spaniels
  • Miss J MacLaine & Mr R Dickson, Greyspirit Weimaraners

The Kennel Club Breeders’ Competition will be pre-judged in hall 1, rings 1 and 2 at 2pm and parade in the main arena at 5.30pm on Friday 11 March. It will be just one of the many and varied activities taking place at Crufts on 10 - 13 March 2022.

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: “We all know that we have been through a couple of tough years due to the pandemic. It is testament to how wonderful this competition is that it was back in full swing with some new faces and waggy tails competing in 2021. Despite everything going on in the world, the competition is a feel-good, fun way to celebrate and champion all that Kennel Club pedigree dog breeders represent. 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. See you in the big ring!”

To find out more about the Kennel Club Breeders’ Competition, please visit The Crufts website.