Event Review: Crufts 2014


Basil and I have finally recovered from the doggy extravaganaza that is Crufts, which we attended on Sunday. This was my second year at Crufts, Basil’s first and mum Barkarama came along for the adventure ...

With Sunday being the climax of the four-day show, the NEC was packed to the rafters with dog lovers and Best in Show hopefuls (congratulations Ricky the Poodle) so we didn’t get to see quite as much as we’d hoped to. However, we had lots of fun all the same – Basil especially, who enjoyed the endless bum-sniffing opportunities and all the free treats! Here are a few of our Crufts 2014 moments captured on Instagram.


  1. Meeting Basil’s half brother LJ at the Boston Terrier’s Discover Dogs stand.
  2. Basil taking a much needed, pit stop in one of Charley Chau’s Deeply Dishy luxury dog beds
  3. Rewarding star behaviour with a kiss.
  4. Stopping to say hi to Nelson the Pug – a puppy farm rescue success.
  5. Drooling over Cake Doggy Dog’s cake creation at Diamond in a Ruff’s art boutique stand.
  6. Basil getting ‘pupped’ by Team Barbour in his wax dog coat. Check him out, racking up the likes at Instagram.com/barbour.
  7. Another pit stop - this time in one of Poppy & Rufus’ dog beds. My dog has no shame!
  8. Eyeing up Basil's next meal, Billy + Margot’s new wet food range.
  9. Relaxing under the healing hands of Vreli from the Canine Massage Therapy Centre #itsadogslife.

Until next year ...

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