Record numbers to compete at gamekeepers’ ring at Crufts

A record number of gundogs will be competing in the gamekeepers’ ring at Crufts on Friday 07 March 2008 at the Birmingham NEC.

More than 440 dogs will be competing in the gamekeepers’ ring this year which is a significant increase from the number of competitors just a year ago.

BASC’s national gundog co-ordinator, Sheila Gussey, said: “I have seen a huge upsurge of interest in the gamekeepers’ ring at Crufts this year alone with many more dogs competing this year than they did last year. This is great news for the future of the gamekeepers’ ring at Crufts.”

The judging will begin in the gamekeepers’ ring in Hall 5 at 9am with trophy presentations taking place at 4.30pm.

NOTES TO EDITORS

• The gamekeepers’ ring holds a unique place in the history of Crufts as it is the oldest in the show. Crufts was developed by the Gamekeepers’ Association in 1901. BASC took over the running of the gamekeepers’ ring in 1989.

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