For the last couple of years I’ve been to the famous Crufts dog show! This year I went with my mum and good friend to enjoy a spectacular day of show watching and a bit of retail therapy all for my beloved Tinkerbell of course!
Crufts is held in Birmingham at the NEC main dog show takes place in the Main Arena however throughout the 5 large halls smaller display/ competitions take place.
This year along with the traditional programme Crufts provided small programme and hall map on a small card with attached string to wear which provided very useful.
My favourite area as always is the Discovery Dogs where you meet all the different breeds of pedigree dogs.
After Discovery Dogs we ventured along to the Main Arena to watch the Saturday Show.
*Agility Crufts Team Small Semi Final – this was extremely cute especially watching the toy poodles!
*Agility International Invitation
*Heelwork to Music Freestyle International Competition – this was absolutely incredible with very moving interpretations but also very humours tales!
*RAF Display – fantastic having courageous men, women and dog’s share with us the work they do to keep civilian’s safe.
*Flyball team semi final – the dogs go crazy for this competition.
*PAT Dog of the year presentation – lovely to see a handful of dogs and their owners who spend time visiting hospitals, prisons, schools and nursing homes.
*West Midlands Police – the police gave a wonderful display which helped educate people on the work and training of police dogs and the training by the fantastic police force.
The show did contain however we left to look around the stalls.
My bargain of the day had to be the Natural Vet care – dog skin which were 50% off at only £8!
Tinkerbell our miniature dachshund has been using these supplements for a while now and her skin is noticeably better for it. So I was delighted when I came across their stall. The lady who served me was very lovely and did say that the dog skin had first been trailed on a dachshund which I was excited to hear!
Along with Plaque Off by ProDen which I saw last year but didn’t buy, free poo bags, and other goodies which I bought out given free. I came across a stall selling industrial mats 3 for £30 which I couldn’t resist but could hardly carry.
Here they are at the train station cafe!
I also met one of the 2014 finalists for Friends for Life Julie Barrett and Jessie!
Also I met last 2013 winner of Friends for Life Owen and rescue dog Haatchi!
Crufts 2014 was inspirational and a wonderfully exciting day, I am now looking forward to Crufts 2015!
Keep Calm and Go to Crufts!