Crufts Labrador Winners
It appears I jumped the gun and reported the winner of Crufts before the full reporting had been loaded to the Crufts Results page. The Best of Breed winner was actually an Italian dog: IT CH/SH CH LOCH MOR ROMEO
What started as an off-the-cuff comment about the overweight Labradors winning at the Westminster show earlier this year, lead us to a deeper dive into the show dog world, uncovering some disturbing trends.
In our piece last week, we wondered what the Crufts dog show this week would offer, given the awareness brought by the BBC Documentary, Pedigree Dogs Exposed and the resulting improvements being made through the Kennel Club to improve the breeding practices and standards.
We’re happy to report that the top two Crufts Labrador are not only handsome, they look to be very fit and capable of actually hunting and retrieving all day without collapse. Well done! (UPDATE: These two dogs were the winners of the Veterans Class – meaning seniors – even better to see seniors in this good shape!)
The winner: Sh.Ch. Naiken Quincy, JW
And 2nd Place: Berolee Mack The Knife
(Is that a tuck I see? I do believe it is!)
I’m not a judge, don’t pretend to be, so I will let all of you judge for yourself whether these dog appear fit and healthy or not.
Oh, and the best part about Quincy, the winner? He’s TEN…yes, you read that right.- DOB 10-24-2003