Get ready for extraordinary sight of top breeders at Crufts 2024

Breeders Competition winners at Crufts 2023. Credit BeatMedia and The Kennel Club
Breeders Competition winners at Crufts 2023. Credit BeatMedia and The Kennel Club

The final of The Kennel Club Breeders’ Competition will take place at Crufts on Friday 8 March 2024 at the NEC Birmingham and will be judged by Miss Sharon Pinkerton, who has achieved great success over many years with her German Wirehaired Pointers under the Bareve kennel name and awards CCs in 13 breeds across three groups.

The competition, sponsored by Agria Pet Insurance, involves teams accruing points at group and general championship shows. The competition is fully supported throughout the year by Our Dogs, the weekly canine newspaper, including the compilation of results. Each team comprises three or four dogs of one breed, all bred by the same breeder or breeding partnership.

The 43 qualifying teams confirmed as competing at Crufts 2024 will be:

Lhasa Apso, Mr T and Mrs Poole (Domensa)
Miniature Schnauzer, Misses RL and LM Woods (Penbro)
Tibetan Spaniel, Mrs A McDonald (Balgay)
Tibetan Spaniel, Mrs P Smith (Torfness)
Xoloitzcuintle, Mrs H Wright (Sangrereal)

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Mr AM & Mrs CA Rhodes (Calonlan)
Coton De Tulear, Mrs J & Mr S Scott (Cukoton)
Italian Greyhound, Mrs JB Amsel (Artmeis)
Pomeranian, Mrs AL Cawthera-Purdy (Lireva)
Pug, Mrs K Storey (Rhodenash)

Bracco Italiano, Mrs L Bowley (Gunsyn)
German Shorthaired Pointer, Mrs ZM Sielski (Orchidstar)
German Shorthaired Pointer, Mr PF & Mrs M McCullough (Kimmax)
Hungarian Vizsla, Mr S & Mrs KM Challis (Vizslanya)
Pointer, Ms CJ O'Neill (Tenshilling)
Retriever (Chesapeake Bay), Miss K Watts (Oakmarsh)
Retriever (Curly Coated), Mrs AL & Dr MJ Moskowitz (Ravenho)
Retriever (Flat Coated), Mrs JB Campbell (Ronevorg)
Retriever (Labrador), Mrs CM Smith (Flyenpyg)
Retriever (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling), Mrs T & Miss S Westwood (Eusanit)
Spaniel (Irish Water), Mrs JL Carruthers (Stanegate)
Spaniel (Welsh Springer), Mrs AR Chandler (Chanangel)

Alaskan Malamute, Mrs S and Miss L Perfitt (Samjoe)
Canadian Eskimo Dog, Ms RE Bailey (Akna)
Canadian Eskimo Dog, Miss SM Atkins (Qimugta)
Newfoundland, Mrs C & Mr D Baldock (Gunnersnewfs)
Portuguese Water Dog, Mrs CS Thompson-Morgan (Belleville)
Siberian Husky, Miss AV Bryson (Inukshuk)

Bearded Collie, Mrs L and Mr N Bevis (Beabeardies)
Bearded Collie, Mrs RL Salter (Irisaddition)
Briard, Mrs C Foster (Fostebrie)
Catalan Sheepdog, Mrs TJ & Mrs AM Fieldsend (Starwell)

Irish Terrier, Mrs CM Bamsey (Holbam)
Manchester Terrier, Mr C & Mrs G Knight (Talanors)
Scottish Terrier, Mrs VR Norton (Divadell)
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Mr CW & Mrs CL Satherley (Silkcroft)

Basset Griffon Vendeen (Petit), Mr R & Mrs G Foote & Miss E McAuley (Erylan)
Dachshund (Miniature Smooth Haired), Miss R & Mrs J Cumberland (Mumysami)
Greyhound, Mrs B & Mr P Primavera (Sobers)
Harrier, Miss C Farrah (Henissy)
Irish Wolfhound, Miss W Heather (Whiteorchard)
Rhodesian Ridgeback, Mrs H Parsons (Priorpark)
Whippet, Mrs K Williams (Tigsisle)

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 5.55pm on Friday 8 March 2024. It will be just one of the many and varied activities taking place at Crufts from 7 - 10 March 2024.

Tom Mather, Crufts Chairman, said: “The Kennel Club Breeders’ Competition is always a spectacular sight as breeders’ teams representing all seven groups compete in the main arena. The main arena at Crufts is the perfect spotlight on this competition 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: “The Breeders’ competition has truly become the jewel in the showing world. To see all the different teams competing at qualifying championship shows throughout the year and with the exciting final now upon us, we send our thanks to all the breeders who took part. The very best of luck to everyone competing.”

Find out more about The Kennel Club Breeders’ Competition.