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Episode 156 - Crufts 2015 Special Part One


Released Sun April 19, 2015
Length: 1:01:41
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Young Kennel Club's Over 18s Groomer of the Year Competition

You heard from Jodie Forbes in our pre-Crufts special, and Julie caught up with her during the show to see how she got on. Hear how Jodie and Bramble did in the Young Kennel Club's Over 18s Groomer of the Year Competition, as well as another art competition that Jodie entered, and most important, listen to Jodie's dramatic experience with her other dog, Hazel. You can keep up to date with all the achievements of this talented young dog lover and her dynamic duo via their Facebook page, and their You Tube channel.

Dogs for the Disabled

Sarah Watson from Dogs for the Disabled talked to Julie about the amazing work their  dogs carry out. You may already be aware that the charity provides assistance dogs  for adults and children with physical disabilities, but did you also know that the provide autism assistance dogs, and offer a variety of workshops too?

Hear all this and more, and if you'd like to find out more about the charity visit their website.

Gill Wright supports Medical Detection Dogs

Another charity promoting their invaluable dogs' work at Crufts was Medical Detection Dogs. Their latest celebrity supporter, Gill Wright, who played Jean Slater in Eastenders, was at the show helping spread the word. Gill was kept busy signing autographs and having photos taken with fans - all in aid of the charity - but she took a few minutes out of  her busy day to chat with Julie about just why the charity has touched her heart. This is a marvelous charity, that has grown under the expert leadership of  Dr Claire Guest, and whose dogs save and change lives.

Woof - the board game for dogs and people

Did you know there is a board game that even the family dog can join in with? Julie spoke to Richard Squire to find out more about this unique game, Woof, and if you're intrigued, you could win yourself a free copy. Just visit our Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr page to find out how you can enter this giveaway.

You can find out more about Woof at their website.


Adaptil were offering a very interesting experience at the show - a walk through booth showing how life looks and sounds to a dog. It really brought home how intimidating the world that we take for granted can appear to a dog. Julie spoke to Matt Walters about the kind of things that can scare dogs, and how we can help them cope.  You can find out more at the Adaptil website.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People were publicising their Great British Dog Walk at Crufts. The walks are taking place across the UK and will help support the charity's work. Julie found out more from Ronnie, and then spoke to puppy socialise Simon. Simon is currently looking after the gorgeous Echo, who will go on to be partnered with a deaf person - but what does it feel like to give a dog a great start in life and then say goodbye to him?


Bayer were educating the public about the dangers of lungworm. They drafted in several celebrities to highlight the cause of being lungworm aware, and Julie interviewed Darren Pierce to discover just why every dog owner should know about lungworm, and how we can protect our dogs against it. For more information visit the lungworm website.

Kennel Club's Accredited Instructor Career Zone

Stephen Jenkinson, who is the Kennel Club's Access Adviser, had given a lecture in the Kennel Club's Accredited Instructor Career Zone about plans to help commercial dog walkers become professional dog walkers. There are many issues to be considered about those to whom we entrust our dog's welfare, and Stephen discussed this with Julie. To find out more visit the Kennel Club's website.

More Crufts in the next show

This is the first half of our Crufts coverage - more from the biggest pedigree dog show in the world in our next show.



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