Mutterings of a Fool

Man, Dad, Runner, Chief dog walker

Crufts 2012

As you know I am a doggie lover (no not that kind of doggie lover, that stuff goes on the other blog) and Bracken is most definitely a full member of our family. Having never had a pet let alone a dog growing up it was perhaps surprising that one of the first things we did when we bought our first house was get a dog. But now I can’t imagine not having him around, it’s so nice to come home to a waggling tail, you even get the same treatment by simply going upstairs for 5 minutes.

I love seeing him and Matilda building a relationship, she has already mastered the technique of getting rid of food she doesn’t want in an ever so casual manner as she holds her arm out to the side and lets it drop to the floor. She knows full well that Bracken is under her high chair waiting to snaffle anything the second it touches the floor.

So it is perhaps unsurprising that I am excited about the biggest dog event of the year – Crufts 2012, which takes place from 8th to 11th March at the NEC Birmingham. Quite unbelievably there will be an estimated 26,000 dogs taking part in competitions over the 4 days in the arenas. Plus of course there will be a huge area of over 400 trade stands selling everything you could possibly want for your dog and more.

There will also be experts on hand to answer your questions about health and hygiene, nutrition, training, choosing a breed etc. If you have a dog already or are thinking about getting one then this event is well worth a visit.

Information on tickets can be found by clicking on the following link Children aged 8 and under go free and there are concessionary rates for those aged 9 to 15, making this a relatively inexpensive day out for the family.

If you are interested in going to Crufts do check back here next week when I will have some tickets to give away.

This is a sponsored post, I was asked to write about Crufts but not told what to say, all views and opinions here are my own.


  1. I went to Crufts many many years ago with college when studying Foundation Animal Care. It was a fantastic day out for any dog lover.

  2. Crufts was fantastic. Look out for the International Rescue boys and tell ’em John says Hi. Sid’ll give you a very blank look but I worked with them on a project about 10 years ago. If you get a chance to see the Tibettan Spaniels, do! My old boss bred and showed them, not sure if she still does.

  3. I am going to Crufts on the Friday and Sunday as my Rottweiler cross is part of the Good Citizen Display Team, i will defiantely be entering your competition for tickets though as i would love to get my mum and dad tickets to come and see her on the Sunday as they are always very supportive with all of our Rottweiler Rescues and enjoy in the rehabilitation of them!

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