Crufts returned to the NEC Birmingham for a four day event celebrating dogs from all over the globe.
Organised by the Kennel Club, the annual canine event highlights all the roles that dogs have in our lives, from police dog displays to best in show.
The event has been running since 1891, when it was first set up by the late Charles Cruft.
Unfortunately due to Covid-19, last year’s event was cancelled, but it returned with what was its biggest event yet.
Although the event finished on Sunday (13 March), viewers can still watch all the programming and highlights on Channel 4.
Over 16,000 dogs competed for just seven places in the show’s final, representing each of the individual groups.
In total, 1,843 dogs are said to have attended from overseas, with the Kennel club banning all 51 entries from Russia following the invasion of Ukraine.
Who won Best in Show?
Crufts biggest prize is the coveted Best in Show, which is awarded to the top dog in the final event.
This year’s Best in Show was awarded to Flat Coated Retriever Baxer, who beat the other six finalists.
Baxer had also previously won the top prize in the Gun Dog group earlier in the weekend.
The Flat Coated Retriever sat proudly on the podium with his winner’s rosette in his mouth after being awarded the prize.
His stunned owner, Patrick Oware, described Baxer as “just a fantastic dog” and told host Claire Balding that he “didn’t have any words.”
“I’m really proud of him and it’s just a true credit to his breeders,” he added.
Balding told the audience how Baxer had been “wagging his tail all day”
Mr Oware was seen crying with pride after being awarded the Best in Show prize as he stroked Baxer on the podium.
A Toy Poodle called Waffle was also awarded the reserve dog for Best in Show.
Full List of Winners for Crufts 2022:
- Winner: Flat Coated Retriever - Almanza Backseat Driver, known as Baxer - (Ms R & P Ulin & Oware)
- Reserve: Irish Setter - Gwendariff Come Fly with Me - (Mrs D Stewart-Ritchie)
- Third: Hungarian Vizsla - Layways Van Winkle JW - (Miss E J Miles)
- Fourth: Cocker Spaniel - Calendar Girl JW - (Mr I & Mrs S Hillier)
- Winner: Greyhound - Ina’s Fashion Desirable Jww - (Mrs I Koulermou)
- Reserve: Whippet - Anglaise’s Irish Cream - (Mr J W & Mr K Akerboom & Van Der Schaaf)
- Third: Pharaoh Hound - Vaskurs Moni Maker Qiwidotter - (Mr T & Mrs S Torres)
- Fourth: Basset Griffon Vendeen (Grand) - Forget-Me-Not V Tum-Tum’s Vriendjes - (Mrs A.n.Huikeshoven)
- Winner: Border Collie - Etched in Sand by The Lake - Hunjch,junww 2021,junew 2021 - (Miss Sólyom)
- Reserve: Pembroke Welsh Corgi - Bill Me Later (ai) - (Mrs C B & Miss N L Blance)
- Third: Finnish Lapphund - Ukkonen Av Vintervidda Eujw-13 Hev-15*18 Nordv-14*18 - (Mr C L Lauluten)
- Fourth: Hungarian Puli - Moonshadow Mud Bug (Imp Usa) - (Miss H Watts)
- Winner: Irish Terrier - Adonis - (Mr J & Mr A Averis & Barker)
- Reserve: Lakeland Terrier - Northcote’s Isn’t That Way - (Mr F W Schoenberg)
- Third: Bedlington Terrier - Roacabec Riding Shotgun - (Mr & Mrs P Cumming)
- Fourth: Skye Terrier - Flanagan Limited Edition - (Miss B Bláhová)
- Winner: Yorkshire Terrier - Royal Precious Jp’s F4 Conan - (Mrs Obana)
- Reserve: Pomeranian - Tiny Fellow`s U Got The Look Sew-19 Dkw-18 Kbhw-18 Nw-17 Njw-17 Jww-17 - (Miss C & Mr T Kristoffersen & Losen)
- Third: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - Leogem Winter Melody - (Mr D & Mrs T Homes)
- Fourth: Bichon Frise - Limartine Mr Blue - (Mrs.l A Mault)
- Winner: Toy Poodle - Afterglow Agent Orange - (Mr T, Mr J, Mrs S & Mr J Isherwood, Lynn, Stone & Shaw)
- Reserve: Chow Chow - Elvis The Amazing Boy del Tassino to Loyjean (Imp Che) - (Mr W Mcnaught)
- Third: Dalmatian - Ellemstra Against All Odds JW - (Mrs E J & Mr C N Emmett & Simons)
- Fourth: Miniature Poodle - Minarets Best Kept Secret - (Miss M Harwood)
- Winner: Siberian Husky- Siberiadrift Keep The Love for Zimavolk JW ShCM - (Miss J Allen)
- Reserve: Alaskan Malamute - Black Star del Biagio - Biagiotti)
- Third: Boxer - Lanfrese Argento - (Mr M Griffiths)
- Fourth: Mastiff - Cyberus Its All About Bertie for Womlu - (Mr S & Mrs T Coulman-Hole)
- Winner Team: - Manchesters Reunited
- 2nd Team: - Cool Cockers
- 3rd Team: - The Wagtails
- 4th Team: - Golden Acorns
- 5th Team: Labrapaws
- 6th Team: Paw Patrol
- 7th Team: The Russellers
- 8th Team: Pot Noodles
- Winner Team: Northern - 36 Points
- 2nd Team: Midlands - 33 Points
- 3rd Team: Wales - 27 Points
- 4th Team: SE & East Anglia - 26 Points
- 5th Team: Scotland - 21 Points
- =6th Team: South & South West - 15 Points
- =6th Team: Northern Ireland - 15 Points
- Winner Team: Midlands
- 2nd Team: South & South West
- 3rd Team: Northern
- 4th Team: South East & East Anglia
- 5th Team: Scotland
- 6th Team: Northern Ireland
- 7th Team: Wales
Kennel Club Vulnerable Breeds:
- Winner: Gordon Setter - Flaxheath Top Model At Glenmaurangi - (Mrs A Phillips & Ms T Watkins)
- Reserve: Sealyham - Zippor Sleepy Sapphireson At Letara - (Mrs C C Bell)
- Winner: Dalmatian - (Mr S & Mrs C Peasrson) - Kennel: Kelevra
- 2nd: Newfoundland - (Mrs C & Mr D Baldock) - Kennel: Gunnersnewfs
- 3rd: Pug - (Mrs K A Storey) - Kennel: Rhodenash
- 4th Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever - (Mrs T M & Miss S Westwood) - Kennel: Eusanit
Kennel Club British Open - Intermediate:
- Winner: Dare To Dream It Must Be Fate - Stephanie Best - Time: 65.372
- 2nd: Nedlo Flipping Shiny Pebble - Natasha Wise - Time: 68.094
- 3rd: Devongem Freekin Awesome - Nicola Wildman - Time: 68.346
Kennel Club British Open - Large:
- Winner: Devongem Pure Genius AW(P) - Mike Bendell - Time: 68.224
- 2nd: Castomya Epic Enchant Mint - Ashley Carter - Time: 70.952
- 3rd: Soldaze Madame Bikini - Lee Windeatt - Time: 37.767
Kennel Club British Open - Medium:
- Winner: Little Miss Woo Woo - Aemillia Nicholson - Time: 67.795
- 2nd: Evicarda Love At First Sight - Cathrine Sondergaard - Time: 75.053
- 3rd: Devongem Tiz Gold Standard - James Adams - Time: 62.746
Kennel Club British Open - Small:
- Winner: Set The Pace Of Summergarden - Katrina Hands - Time: 69.245
- 2nd: Radajas Whirlwind Fling - Lucy Norton - Time: 71.695
- 3rd: Boost Bite - Dave Munnings - Time: 68.545
Agility Championship - Medium:
- Winner: Fandabidozi Munchykin Jive - Dalton Meredith - Time: 66.026
- 2nd: Shansdream A Gift Of Love - Shannon Springford - Time: 66.324
- 3rd: Eliza Doolots Of Ashpen - Ashleigh Butler - Time 71.112
Agility Championship - Small:
- Winner: Boost Bite - Dave Munnings - Time: 67.229
- 2nd: Obay Thatz Entertainment - Marc Wingate-Wynne - Time: 70.44
- 3rd: Set The Pace Of Summergarden - Katrina Hands - Time: 70.662
Crufts Singles - Intermediate:
- Winner: Nedlo Flipping Shiny Pebble - Natasha Wise - Time: 66.058
- 2nd: Chikaramor Kynda Amazyng - Alan Wildman - Time: 66.615
- 3rd: Moel Gamble Demonic Risk - Steven Richardson - Time: 68.118
Crufts Singles - Large:
- Winner: Fandabidozi Eclipse Of Dust - Dalton Meredith - Time: 65.967
- 2nd: Zhanisgo’s Secret Agent - Sian Illingworth - Time: 68.112
- 3rd: Lilhaze Secret Pleasure - Martin Reid - Time: 68.163
Crufts Singles - Medium:
- Winner: Devongem Tiz Gold Standard - James Adams - Time: 65.654
- 2nd: Eliza Doolots Of Ashpen - Ashleigh Butler Time: 69.259
- 3rd: Moseleywood Maggie - Liz Carpenter - Time: 68.034
Crufts Singles - Small
- Winner: Devongem Fire Starter At Upanovatiger - Alan Bray - Time: 70.578
- 2nd: Spin When You’re Winnie - Charlotte Wilinson - Time: 87.569
- 3rd: Set The Pace Of Summergarden - Katrina Hands - Time: 75.07
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