More imported register breeds competing at Crufts than 2023

More imported register breeds competing at Crufts than 2023 | The Kennel Club
Entlebucher Mountain Dog

The Kennel Club has announced the entry figures for the Imported Breeds Register classes at Crufts 2024 with a total of 271 dogs competing across the four days – which is 39 more dogs than 2023. The judge will be Mrs Hazel Fitzgibbon, who awards CCs in 25 breeds across the Working, Pastoral, Hound and Utility groups. 

The highest increase in the number of dogs, compared with last year, is the White Swiss Shepherd Dog (36), Azawakh (8), and Xoloitzcuintle (Mexican Hairless) (31). The largest number of dogs of a single breed has been drawn once again by the Russian Toy, which will see 56 competing in the breed rings.

The number of dogs in each breed is as follows:

Utility
Korean Jindo – 8       

Xoloitzcuintle (Mexican Hairless) - 31

Toy
Russian Toy – 56

Gundog
Barbet – 24
Braque d'Auvergne – 8
Korthals Griffon – 11
Portuguese Pointer – 10
Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer – 6

Working
Entlebucher Mountain Dog – 9

Pastoral
Bergamasco – 11

Hungarian Kuvasz - 1
Picardy Sheepdog – 5
Pyrenean Sheepdog (Smooth Faced) – 3
Swedish Lapphund – 2
White Swiss Shepherd Dog – 36

Hound
Azawakh – 8
Basset Bleu de Gascogne – 14
Black and Tan Coonhound – 21
Griffon Fauve de Bretagne – 7

The dog declared Best AV Imported Breeds Register has been eligible since 2018 to compete in its relevant group competition at shows including Crufts, following a change to Kennel Club regulations.

Tom Mather, Crufts Chairman, said: “It’s exciting to see so many dogs entered in the Imported Register classes and the wonderful diversity among the breeds competing. The best in each group will of course be eligible to compete in their respective group in the main arena each evening, where visitors will be able to see these more unusual breeds showcased on the famous green carpet.”

Click here to view a full list of entries in each breed.

Crufts, which celebrates dogs from all walks of life, takes place from 7-10 March at the NEC in Birmingham and tickets are available here