Audio Interviews 2013

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CRUFTS 2013 AUDIO INTERVIEWS
Gavin Robertson - BEST IN SHOW - Basset Griffon Vendeen (Petit)  
 
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BEST IN SHOW - Basset Griffon Vendeen (Petit) Jilly age 4

Aby Wojcik - KCAI Career Zone - The Kennel Club
 
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The KCAI Career Zone is the place where anyone involved in working with dogs, or looking for a career in dogs, can benefit from free advice, education and resources. The Career Zone is situated in Hall 5.

A key feature of the Career Zone is a lecture theatre which will offer hour-long lectures, delivered by industry luminaries and covering an extensive range of subjects that everybody who works with dogs can benefit from. There is also the opportunity to attend as a general visitor to the Career Zone, where you can speak to lecturers and industry leaders on a one-to-one basis through the KCAI Expert Panel, as well as utilising resources in the KCAI Lounge.

Please find below a list of lectures available at the KCAI Career Zone. To register to attend the Career Zone lectures or to register as a general visitor and for your free ticket to Crufts and KCAI Career Zone in Partnership with Purina PRO PLAN goodie bag, please click the link below.

Please note that lectures have limited capacity and entry is not guaranteed, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Fiona Campbell - Burns Pet Food
 
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Burns Don't be shy, come and see what we've got to offer at Crufts

Our Pet Nutrition team, including John (Burns) himself will be on hand every day to answer all your pet nutrition questions. You'll be able to save money with our great Show Offers, pick up some Free Samples and even enter our Crufts Competition for your chance to Win A Year's Worth of Dog Food.

This year we've gone bigger and better than ever before. You'll find us in our new position inHall 5 (Stand 25) right by the main entrance/exit. If you're going to Crufts be sure to come along and say hello to our friendly staff, they'd love to meet you.

We hope to see you there!

In 1993 Burns Pet Nutrition Limited was formed and John Burns' range of premium quality Real Food for Pets was launched. As the name implies, Burns Real Food for Dogs, Cats and Rabbits are just that; simple foods which are intended to allow the body to function naturally. All of my pet foods are made from the highest quality ingredients and without any pharmacologically active supplements. The products aim to let the body get on with what it does best: maintain and repair itself and prevent deterioration of the organ systems.

Sarah Cunningham
 
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YKC John McDougall Award

Carolyn Menteith
 
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Carolyn has most recently been seen on Animal Planet's Top Dog programme as one of the judges - a sort of 'canine Simon Cowell'. The second series of Top Dog (with two different co-judges) - which aimed to find Europe's Top Dog is currently being shown.

Previously she was seen in unique programme as part of GMTV, along with friend and colleague Nina Bondarenko. Together they are known as 'The Barking Babes', and give advice to dog owners in their own unique style. Dog training like it's never been seen before!

Carolyn has also been seen in many other programmes including The Money Programme, and on BBC1's 'Celebrity Dog School'. In CDS she trained Ronnie Corbett and his two dogs for a special series as part of the Children In Need Appeal. She was also seen on the Carlton Television series 'What's Up Dog?' - along with legendary TV Presenter (and friend) Katie Boyle and TV Vet Joe Inglis - and not forgetting her dog Digby

Lisa Coles
 
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Pets as Therapy

Ben
 
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Help the Heros stand

Caroline Kisko - The Kennel Club
 
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Day 3 - Comunications Director, Caroline Kisko talks to Mike Chambers at Crufts

Daniel McGuire
 
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YKC Cinnamon Trust Award

Dr Gus Aguirre
 
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International Canine Health Awards

Dr Elaine Ostrander
 
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International Canine Health Awards

Emily Milodowski
 
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International Canine Health Awards

Vernon and Shirley Hill - Metro Bank
 
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International Canine Health Awards

John Yates
 
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Smart Topps trade stand

Paul Drinkwater
 
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Showing Flyn

Fern McDonnell
 
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YKC Heelwork primary freestyle

Jacquie Easton
 
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Kennel Club MY KC Website

Stephanie Brown
 
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Akita Rescue Welfare Trust

Ali Taylor
 
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Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

Rob Fellows
 
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Reiki for Dogs

Pam st Clement from Eastenders
 
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For the first time in its twelve year history, the final of the prestigious Scruffts Family Crossbreed Dog of the Year competition, run by the Kennel Club and sponsored by James Wellbeloved, is taking place at Crufts at the NEC in Birmingham. Special celebrity judges Pam and Samantha will join the four finalists, Alfie, Barley, Becky and Rascal, in the Crufts main arena.

Alexander Dewsbury
 
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Intermediate YKC obedience

Jody Dunn
 
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YKC Graduate Obedience

Anthony Solan
 
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Royal Airforce Police

David Roberts
 
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Best of utility group winner - with Gabby a tibetan terrier

Margaret Knight
 
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Scruffts winner - Prettiest bitch crossbreed

Richard Mint
 
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Best of breed winner - Canaan

Jenny Clifford
 
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Best of breed winner - Shih Tzu

Joy Bayliss
 
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Best of breed winner - Shar Pei

Caroline Kisko - The Kennel Club
 
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Day 2 - Comunications Director, Caroline Kisko talks to Mike Chambers at Crufts

The Eastwood Family
 
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Visting Crufts from Lincolnshire

Jo Ratcliffe
 
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Discover Dogs - boader collies

Richard Fairlamb
 
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Richard from the Kennel Club is training for the London Marathon and rasing money for the Kennel Club Charitable Trust.

Gavin Robertson
 
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Best of Hound Group - CH SOLETRADER PEEK A BOO - Basset Griffon Vendeen (Petit) - Bitch

Sue Breeze
 
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Best of Terrier Group - CH SALENA THE SPECIAL ONE - Skye Terrier - Dog

Victoria Davidson
 
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AnimAlarm - Protect your dog in any environment. Wirless temperature monitor.

Lena Eriksson
 
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Best of Breed - border terrier

Jack Haywood
 
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Best of Breed

Brian Foster
 
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Best of Breed - beagle

Jane Withers
 
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Best of Breed - cesky terrier

Tom Patterson
 
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Best of Breed - border collie

Jo Blacker
 
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Best of Breed - staffordshire bull terrier

Amillia Siddle
 
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The kennel club gazette junior warrant winner

Brian Middleton
 
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Best of Breed - norwegian elkhound

Agnes & Robin Douglas from Dumfrie
 
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Showing Border Terriers

Loraine Coxan
 
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Best of Breed - miniature smooth dachshund

Dr Mark Vaudin
 
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The Animal Health Trust - Improving dog health is our aim for Crufts 2013. To help with this, experts from our scientific and veterinary teams will be on to offer advice and answer queries from dog owners.

Scientists from our inherited disease, cancer and seasonal canine illness (SCI) research groups will be present over all four days, supported by clinicians working in the Kennel Club Cancer Centre at the AHT.

You will find our research teams on the Kennel Club's 'Breeding for the Future' zone, stand 56 in hall three.

Celia Walsom
 
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Visit Petlog, the UK's largest database for microchipped pets, in Hall 2, stand 76 at Crufts and speak to experts about the new law on compulsory microchipping for dogs and what it will mean for you and your dog.

Mark Frampton
 
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Applaws Food

Elaine Kirkham
 
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Discover Dogs - Italian Spinone

Ashley & Pudsey
 
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The Britain's Got Talent stars at Crufts 2013

Mandy Jones - Blue Cross
 
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Blue Cross will be at Crufts to help new and potential dog owners learn more about keeping their pooch happy and healthy.

Come and say hello to us on our stand every day during the show, from Thursday 7 March to Sunday 10 March at the NEC in Birmingham.

There'll be lots of pet advice leaflets to browse and take away and our team will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.

You'll also be able to have a look at some of the profiles of our rescue dogs who would all love to find loving families.

If you'd got the kids with you, or if you're a big kid at heart, try out our interactive games and test your own knowledge about pet care – and don't forget to enter our competition to win a year's supply of pet food courtesy of Hill's Pet Nutrition.

You can find us in Hall 3, Stand 51.

Caroline Kisko - The Kennel Club
 
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Comunications Director, Caroline Kisko talks to Mike Chambers about day one at Crufts

Actor Anthony Head
 
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Anthony Head of Buffy and Merlin fame is joining famous reading dog Danny as they listen to children read to celebrate World Book Day

Heidi Lawrence - The Kennel Club
 
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The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme is the largest dog training scheme in the UK. Its aim is to promote responsible dog ownership and in turn, enhance our relationship with our pets and to make the community aware of the benefits associated with dog ownership.

Dog training classes are also a great way to socialise your dog and meet other dog owners. So whether you have a beginner puppy or an older dog in need of a refresher class, find a dog training class to suit you with the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme.

Juliet Knight - Discover Dogs at Crufts
 
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Discover Dogs - Norfolk Terrier

Kath, Isobelle and Nev from Yorkshire
 
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Visitors to crufts talk about day one of the show

Peter & Janice from Derby
 
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Visitors to crufts talk about day one of the show

Marie Sawle - Billy and Margot
 
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The company that brought us ice-cream for dogs is launching a special popcorn for dogs.

Harry, Susan, Katherine and Sue from Leeds
 
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Visitors to crufts talk about day one of the show

Fran Grimsdale - English Setter no longer at risk of extinction
 
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The English Setter has come off the Kennel Club's list of native dog breeds that could be at risk of extinction after registrations increased by 25 percent in 2012, in a year that saw a celebration of all things British.

The breed dropped to less than 300 registrations last year, which is the point at which the Kennel Club deems a breed to be vulnerable. In 2012 the breed increased from 234 to 314 registrations, which means that the breed has now moved onto the Kennel Club's At Watch list, which is for breeds that have between 300 and 450 registrations and whose progress is monitored by the Club.

The Old English Sheepdog, which entered the Kennel Club's At Watch List last year has also seen a 7 percent increase, taking it to 429 registrations.

The breeds on the Kennel Club's vulnerable breeds list will be amongst the 210 breeds that will be at Crufts, at the NEC on 8-11 March. There will be a Discover Dogs zone, where visitors can meet and learn about the different breeds.

Rosemary Conley CBE- The Kennel Club's Get Fit With Fido 2013 Challenge
 
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Health and fitness expert, Rosemary Conley CBE has teamed up with the Kennel Club once again to launch Get Fit With Fido to encourage dog owners to enlist their canine companions to help battle the bulge.

The Kennel Club's Get Fit With Fido 2013 Challenge has launched and runs until 15th July 2013. The challenge rewards the dog and dog owner who jointly lose the most weight and the dog owner and dog who individually lose the most weight, with the help of exercising together.

Caroline Kisko - Unscrupulous breeds cash in on Twilight's wolf dog craze
 
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The Kennel Club has released the statistics, ahead of Crufts, which show that pedigree registrations of dog breeds resembling the wolf, such as the Siberian Husky, Akita and Alaskan Malamute have dropped. There was a 23 percent drop (to 1,053) in Alaskan Malamute registrations in 2012, a 15 percent drop (to 1,684) in Siberian Huskies, and a 30 percent drop (to 732) in Akitas.

At the same time, Kennel Club Breed Rescue organisations rehomed 203 dogs within these breeds last year, and this is just the tip of the iceberg with many other breed and general rescue homes also struggling to cope with the ever increasing numbers coming through their doors. The Kennel Club Breed Rescue organisation, Akita Rescue and Welfare Trust, which will be at Crufts, saw the number of dogs needing rehoming treble to 91 in 2012 and the Friends of Akitas Trust took in another 35. Similarly, the Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain Welfare Scheme reached its maximum capacity last year, which alongside two other rescue organisations took in 158 huskies in 2012. Meanwhile the Japanese Akita Welfare Trust rescued more than 100 dogs.