Golden Retrievers were out in full force this past weekend in Birmingham, England for Crufts, the worlds’ oldest and largest dog show.
The Golden Retriever was the 7th most popular breed in the UK in 2012. The Labrador Retriever takes first place there too, along with Canada and the U.S.
Golden Retrievers at Crufts, 2013 (Photo by Rosie Hallam/Getty Images)
UK’s Top 10 Popular Dog Breeds – 1Pedigree
At least at Crufts, The Labrador Retriever has taken the Best in Show title, where as, at Westminster, the golden retriever has not. Bramshaw Bob, the Labrador Retriever owned by Countess Lorna Howe won back to back titles in 1932 and 1933. (Information from Wikipedia)
Bramshaw Bob – Art.com
The Golden Retriever competes under “The Gun Dog” category at Crufts, and this year Best of Breed was won by Sh Ch Siatham Calamity Jane ShCM “Callie” owned by Anne Falconer, of Walton-At-Stone.
Anne Falconer and “Callie” Sh Ch Siatham Calamity Jane ShCM – Best of Breed, Crufts 2013
The Southern Golden Retriever Society Display Team also made another appearance this year.
Golden retrievers also competed in other events, like obedience. Team Canada featured golden retriever “Bright” (Rideauview’s Bright Horizons) in the World Cup Obedience competition on March 10, 2013.
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