Group of Grimsby pooches to compete in Crufts

by Darren Jamieson on March 1, 2012

It appears that dogs in the Grimsby area of North East Lincolnshire are getting a streak of good luck, as over 20 dogs will be fighting for the winning title at a well-known dog show. Crufts is the annual dog show held in March and its primary aim is to narrow down the list of canine competitors to crown winners for particular categories, the main one being the award for ‘Best in Show’.

Founded in 1897, the Grimsby and District Canine Society maintains an abundance of members, many of whom are thrilled at the announcement regarding their dogs qualifying for the competition. Hundreds of dogs are present in the society and a large portion of them will be participating in the competition next month. With Crufts being branded one of the largest worldwide dog shows, this is quite an achievement for the members. It is estimated that over 26,000 dogs of various breeds will attend the event between the 8th and 11th March, proving the competition to be stiff.

Despite this, Secretary Linda Kidger is feeling positive and said:

“A lot of work and training goes into getting the dogs to that level. I have had the best bitch in my breed in previous years.”

Members of the Grimsby and District Canine Society are continuing to practice for the event, with frequent meetings every Wednesday evening. Heather Aitkin, another member of the society, showed her enthusiasm for attending Crufts by stating:

“The event is great because you get to meet a lot of other dog lovers from all different breeds.”

Crufts will be broadcast at 7pm on the television channel More4 during the competition dates.

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