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Competition – Crufts 2012 tickets

Well haven’t I got a treat for you today? As promised last week the friendly people at the Kennel Club have given me some tickets for Crufts 2012 to give away. This world famous dog show is taking place in just over 3 weeks from 8th to 11th March at the NEC in Birmingham and you can be there.

I have 2 pairs of tickets to give away, valid for any of the 4 days that the event is running and I’m going to make it really simple for you to enter as well. All you need to do is leave a comment below telling me what your favourite breed of dog is and why. I’ll then pick 2 people at random to win a pair of tickets each (please also include your email or twitter ID so I can contact you)*


Don’t forget that children under 8 are admitted to the show for free, for more information on buying tickets and what is happening on each day you can check out the Crufts website

*Terms & Conditions: The 2 winners will be picked at random and receive a pair of tickets  each to Crufts 2012 No purchase necessary. Closing date for draw is midnight on 22/02/2012. Draw takes place on 23/02/12 for entries received by closing date. The number of winners will be 2 in total. No cash alternative. By submitting an entry, entrants acknowledge and accept these terms and conditions. Open to UK residents only – sorry the rest of the world



  1. Hi,
    My favourite breed of dog is the whippet. When I was a child we used to show our collie x. We used to meet a man who bred whippets, I fell in love with the breed.
    Last year I set out on a quest to find the right whippet for me. After a lot of searching rescue homes, without any joy, I decided to take the plunge and get a puppy.
    He arrived home on 2nd June 2011. He has been just what I was looking for in a dog. He is a great character; loves his runs and walks; hates the cold (like all whippets); enjoys agility and at night he can be found stretched out on the sofa with me enjoying the fire.

  2. My favourte breed is a pug. They’re not like dogs, they’re like little people. Ask anyone that owns one!

  3. Melinda Richardson

    February 16, 2012 at 10:54 am

    My favourite breed is now the pointer. A visit to a local rescue centre led to me adopting a mischievous, naughty, bouncing-off-the-walls (but very loving!) pointer as a companion for my collie. He has been extremely hard work at times and taught me so much more about building a working relationship with your dog, but he has met every challenge i’ve given him with enthusiasm, is incredibly smart and shows an aptitude for learning at a remarkable speed and ends each day pretending he really is a lapdog and stretching out with me on the sofa being cuddled. When I set out to get a dog I had a list of qualities I would have liked, he’s ticked every box and shown me a few more characteristics i’d never gone looking for but now couldn’t live without. Life is anything but boring with a pointer and their zest for life really is infectious, watching them gallop and stretch those legs for hours at a time is a sight to behold and one you won’t see in many other breeds.

    I may end up prematurely grey watching that spotty bottom disappear off after a varmint from time to time, but the amount of smiles and the love he gives to us more than makes up for it. I think he’s the most beautiful dog in the whole world, I can’t imagine how he came to be thrown out and nearly met his end in a pound, but one man’s trash is another woman’s treasure and if I could only have one breed now, it will be pointers, pointers and more pointers!

  4. Oh my word, Crufts tickets??? For any day??? Our favourite breed is the Golden Retriever. I don’t think many people could deny their friendliness. Our Daisy Dog, who just turned 10, and knows how to smile, is like our first child and tomorrow she goes in for an operation on her cruciate ligament. 🙁

  5. Amy (@nomnomZackyV)

    February 16, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    So many breeds are my favourites! BUT I do have to say I have an EXTREMELY soft spot for Irish Red & White Setters. I honestly don’t think they get anough attention, they’re such GORGEOUS, elegant and fun breeds! Although I have never owned one I know a LOT of people who do and they are probably one of the breeds that can be graceful, yet bouncy and act like goof-balls at the same time – loyal as anything, too. It’d be lovely to see one win BIS, RBIS or even the group sometime soon. Lotsa love over here for Irish R&W Setters!

  6. My favourite breed is the English Cocker Spaniel – I have 3, all with different characters
    but the same zest for life. They are an inspiration!

  7. My favourite personally would have to be a welsh springer spaniel. Their constant joy for life and unquestionable devotion are gorgeous. They have as much energy as kids and adore (well some do) being trained. I grew up with one and she was there besides be regardless! Beautiful!

  8. Hellloo!! My favourite dog breed has got to be the cairn terrier! Every single one is completely different (never met one i didnt like!) they’ve got gorgeous pointy ears and dark muzzles and come in so many gorgeous colours, their fluffy, cuddly, entertaining and better than TV to watch! All of these apply to my little cairn terrier Narla (apart from being fluffy because shes just got shaved and now looks more like a chihuahua but shes loving it)

  9. Hello!

    My favourite breed of dog is an English Bull Terrier. Why? Because they are funny looking, smiley, piggy faced, gentle natured lovely, lovely doggies.

    I was planning on getting one (rescue) when we move into our new house in April but with a baby on the way it might have to wait until next year!

    I have always, ALWAYS wanted to go to Crufts and if I win I’ll be over the moon!

    Thanks 🙂


  10. i like a whippet or a greyhound. calm and sleek, unlike me!

  11. Hi,

    I have been looking at breeds for a couple trying to find the right breed for myself. I have grown up with Cavlier Spaniels and German Shephards (my Granddad was a police dog handler) – with had golden retrievers, greyhounds in the family. Now I’ve got my own Cavapoo – named Bailey who is 15 weeks. I would be biased of course and say my little Cavapoo but every dog has their own Characteristics that make them different in so many ways and I’m greatful to have had the opportunity of being brought up around these beautiful dogs.

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