Christies Direct return to Crufts
Another year, another Crufts! With 2023 marking Christies’ 20th anniversary at the show, the team were as excited to get in amongst it as they were back in 2003. Meeting our amazing customers and getting to see the pooches we help to groom makes for one of our favourite times of the year!
Firstly, we want to say a massive thanks to everyone who joined us this year – whether you were stocking up on supplies, or just popped by to say hello, your continued support keeps us going throughout those 4 action-packed days.
Whether by sea or by air, our team made the journey from Christies’ HQ to the NEC, with some arriving on Monday 6th to set up and others to help during the show. This year, we were joined by friends and representatives from some of our favourite brands including Groom Professional, DezynaDog, Show Tech, Show Tech+, Yento, Sentinel, Wahl and Chris Christensen. As well as the amazing Michael Shiels, who was on hand with his second-to-none scissor expertise!
By bringing so many experts to the stand, we wanted to give our customers the ultimate retail experience, and replicate the knowledge and advice you can find on our site. With so many helpful staff on board, we were able to answer a range of questions with technical and practical advice and expertise, no matter the product.
And the category winners are….
Congratulations to everyone who competed in Crufts! Here’s a quick run through of the dogs that were victorious this year.
DAY 1 – Gun Dogs
Gundog – Lagotto Romagnolo - Am Gch Kan Trace Very Cheeky Chic (known as Orca)
DAY 2 – Working & Pastoral Dogs
Working – Dobermann – Ch Manzart Wise Guy (Known as Archie)
Pastoral – Old English Sheepdog - Grk Gr Ch Airzeppeline Delia (known as Delia)
DAY 3 – Terrier & Hound Dogs
Terrier - Wire Fox Terrier - Ch Blanca Vd Schoenen Bergen (known as Blanca)
Hound – Irish Wolfhound – Ch Sade Paris (Known as Paris)
DAY 4 – Toy & Utility Dogs
Finally, the winner of the Toy & Utility Group was:
Toy – Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - Ch Ellemich American Express (known as Dublin)
Utility - Poodle (Standard) - Ch Huffish Rewrite The Stars with Atastar (known as Jake)
Best in Show
While we were busy selling, the show saw plenty of action, with dogs of all shapes and sizes competing to see who’d come out with the coveted Best In Show title: Lagotto Romagnolo - Am Gch Kan Trace Very Cheeky Chic (known as Orca)
It’s a wrap from Team Christies
We hope everyone who attended had a fantastic time and enjoyed meeting the Christies Direct team and for those who couldn’t make it this year, we hope you made the most of our fantastic Crufts deals! We had so much fun meeting you all and getting to cuddle and get photos with your furry friends.
Here's to next year!