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"Crufts is named after its founder Charles Cruft ... The first Crufts show in that name was booked into the Royal Agricultural Hall, Islington in 1891." -- Crufts website, August 2000


My MANY THANKS to Dr. Desiree Scott, Crufts Official Historian, who, in 2012, sent me BOB and Group information obtained through the Kennel Club Stud Book and Crufts Catalogues.






  • 2012 - Robwyn Dreams Are Free Sh. Ch./Aust/NZ Ch. Robwyn Dreams are Free at Ridanflight (New Zealand import), Best of Breed (Pointer) and Gundog Group Fourth ...
    2012 - (bitch CC: Wilchrimane Ice Maiden JW) ...


  • 2011 - Sh. Ch. Fowington Five Bob Note JW, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    2011 - (bitch CC: Sh Ch Ridanflight Rangiora TAF) ...


  • 2010 - Tomlow Night and Day, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    2010 - (dog CC: Gempoint Dark 'N' Sharp at Handsway) ...


  • 2009 - Sh. Ch. Jilony Believe in Sunhouse, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    2009 - (bitch CC: Chesterhope North N Breeze at Kanix (imported) ...


  • 2008 - Sh. Ch. Joneva Waiting in the Wings JW, Best of Breed (Pointer) and Gundog Group Fourth ...
    2008 - (dog CC: Sh. Ch. Manchela Innuendo) ...


  • 2007 - Sh. Ch. Chesternope Lets Be Serious at Kanix (New Zealand import), Best of Breed (Pointer) and Gundog Group Third ...
    2007 - (bitch CC: Sh. Ch. Whipspan Coober Pedy) ...


  • 2006 - Ch. Jilony White Diamond, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    2006 - (bitch CC: Sh. Ch. Medogold Wild Iris of Peakdale) ...


  • 2005 - Love in a Mist Ch. Calderside Love in a Mist at Wherathy (bitch), Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    2005 - (dog CC: Anniezu Dark Diamond JW, ShCM) ...


  • 2004 - Scobec Lookin Dapper, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    2004 - (bitch CC: Whipspan Coober Pedy) ...


  • 2003 - Sh. Ch. Hurwyn Crepe Suzette, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    2003 - (dog CC: Jilony Jack Be Quick JW) ...


  • 2002 - Sh. Ch. Pipeaway Pearly Mae, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    2002 - (dog CC: Sh. Ch. Dervorsteh Ravenelli JW) ...


  • 2001 - Love in a Mist Sh. Ch. Calderside Love in a Mist at Whereathy, Best of Breed (Pointer) and Gundog Group First ...
    2001 - (dog CC: Hilldon Entrepeneur) ...


  • 2000 - Sh. Ch. Crankross Candy Girl, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    2000 - (dog CC: Whipspan Dorrigo of Crookrise) ...


  • 1999 - Sh. Ch. Adstock Jacobite, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    1999 - (bitch CC: Sandelbeat Dallas) ... (238 dogs entered) ...


  • 1998 - Sh. Ch. Adstock Jacobite, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    1998 - (bitch CC: Sh. Ch. Shanandi Charade) ...


  • 1997 - Sh. Ch. Shanandi Charade, Best of Breed (Pointer) and Gundog Gropu Second ...
    1997 - (dog CC: Sh. Ch. Ridanflight Right Said Fred) ...


  • 1996 - Sh. Ch. Hookwood Starlight Express, Best of Breed (Pointer) and Gundog Group Fourth ...
    1996 - (bitch CC: Hookwood Express Yourself) ...


  • 1995 - Sh. Ch. Jasmorne Isabella, Best of Breed (Pointer) and Gundog Group Third ...
    1995 - (dog CC: Sh. Ch. Bracendown Craftsmaster) ...


  • 1994 - Sh. Ch. Swandance Signet, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    1994 - (dog CC: Whipspan Blaze of Glory) ...


  • 1993 - Sh. Ch. Bracendown Craftsmaster, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    1993 - (bitch CC: Sh Ch. Wyndsmoor Star Eyes) ...


  • 1992 - Sh. Ch. Crisden Morning Star, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    1992 - (dog CC: Sh. Ch. Michandra Sir Universe) ...


  • 1991 - Sh. Ch. Woodglade Bright Orchid of Ridanflight, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    1991 - (dog CC: Icarus of Crookrise, from the veterans class) ...


  • 1990 - Sh. Ch. Jakeway Driver, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    1990 - (bitch CC: Sh. Ch. Stonebridgelees Starshine) ...


  • 1989 - Sh. Ch. Pipeaway Scritti Politti, Best of Breed (Pointer) and Reserve in the Gunddog Group ...
    1989 - (bitch CC: Sh. Ch. Stonebridgelees Sacraria) ...


  • 1988 - Sh. Ch. Trendmere Skytracker, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    1988 - (bitch CC: Beckfell All Gold of Wyndsmoor) ...


  • 1987 - Abidan Kelly's Surprise, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    1987 - (dog CC: Sh. Ch. Gemstone Duke) ...


  • 1986 - Sh. Ch. Stonebridgelees Sultana, Best of Breed (Pointer) and Winner of the Gundog Group ...
    1986 - (dog CC: Max of Michandra) ...


  • 1985 - Bongazaan Guiness, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    1985 - (bitch CC: Dalric Topper) ...


  • 1984 - Sh. Ch. Fiveacres Prima Donna, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    1984 - (dog CC: Jasmorne Democrat) ...


  • 1983 - Sh. Ch. Peri of Crookrise of Pencarrow, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    1983 - (dog CC: Pencarrow Primo) ...


  • 1982 - Sh. Ch. /Irish Ch. Rossenarra Buckskin, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    1982 - (dog CC: Byzan Debonair) ...


  • 1981 - Sh. Ch. Fiveacres Chantelle, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    1981 - (dog CC: Dalric Ross) ...


  • 1980 - Sh. Ch. Samwise Spindrift of Crookrise, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    1980 - (dog CC: Sh. Ch. Crookrise Rio) ...


  • 1979 - Sh. Ch. Rosebrooke Scarlet Ribbons, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    1979 - (dog CC: Sh. Ch. Daviam Tullus Aufidius) ...


  • 1978 - Ch. Crookrise Flint, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    1978 - (bitch CC: Crookrise Kwami) ...


  • 1977 - Sh. Ch. Stonebridgelees Samantha, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    1977 - (dog CC: Daviam Tullus Aufidius) ...


  • 1976 - Sh. Ch. Daviam Titus Andronicus, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    1976 - (bitch CC: Sh. Ch. Primula of Eastlands) ...


  • 1975 - Sh. Ch. Sybil of the Slaughters of Ide, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    1975 - (dog CC: Ch. Pipeaway Black Rod) ...


  • 1974 - Sh. Ch. Daviam Titus Lartius, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    1974 - (bitch CC: Ch. Byzantine Crookrise True) ...


  • 1973 - Sh. Ch. Daviam Titus Lartius, Best of Breed (Pointer), Winner of the Gundog Group and Reserve Best in Show ...
    1973 - (bitch CC: Tarstones Rubicon) ...


  • 1972 - Sh. Ch. Cumbrian Crusader of Querdon, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    1972 - (bitch CC: Ch. Nidum Sonia) ...


  • 1971 - Sh. Ch. Daviam Titus Lartius, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...


  • 1970 - Sh. Ch. Nidum Sonia, Best of Breed (Pointer) and Reserve in the Gundog Group ...
    1970 - (dog CC: Pipeaway Black Rod) ...


  • 1969 - Sh. Ch. Guardsman of Ide, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    1969 - (bitch CC: Nidum Regal) ...


  • 1968 - Ch. Crookrise Justin, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    1968 - (bitch CC: Ch. Dalric Fern) ...


  • 1967 - Mortondale Acteon, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    1967 - (bitch CC: Countess of Fiveacres) ...


  • 1966 - Sh. Ch. Blakeshay Avant Tout, Best of Breed (Pointer), Winner of the Gundog Group and Reserve Best in Show ...
    1966 - (bitch CC: Dalric Fern)


  • 1965 - Sh. Ch. Blakeshay Avant Tout, Best of Breed (Pointer) and Reserve in the Gundog Group, dog ...
    1965 - (bitch CC: Sh. Ch. Stonebridgelees Laverock) ...


  • 1964 - Ch. Ernford Gracea, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    1964 - (dog CC: Ch. Waghorn Statesman) ...


  • 1963 - Ch. Pennine Pleasure, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    1963 - (dog CC: Ch. Waghorn Statesman) ...


  • 1962 - Sh. Ch. Waghorn Sportsman, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    1962 - (bitch CC: Linton Crookrise Athena)


  • 1961 - Sh. Ch. Millmeadow Maverick, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    1961 - (bitch CC: Ch. Toberdoney Dancing Time (still a puppy))


  • 1960 - Sh. Ch. Marfords Harbinger, Best of Breed (Pointer), dog ...

    "The dog challenge certificate winner at Crufts in 1960 was Ch. Marfords Harbinger, owned by Mrs. Mary Clarke ... used on Vanessa of Abbotsend ... The result was two highly successful litter brothers (w: 12/27/58); Ch. Waghorn Sportsman ... and Ch. Waghorn Statesman ... Between the brothers they won fourteen challenge certificates." -- C. Robertshaw, 2000, Pointers Past & Present, p.183



  • 1959 - Sh. Ch. Pennine Popham, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...


  • 1958 - Chiming Bells Ch. Chiming Bells, Best of Breed (Pointer), Winner of the Gundog Group and Best in Show ...
    1958 - duncanson Ch. Crookrise Duncanson, dog CC ...


  • 1957 - Chiming Bells Ch. Chiming Bells, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...


  • 1956 - Sh. Ch. Bannview Pretty Fair, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...


  • 1955 - Ch. Hoyden of Abbotsend, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...


  • 1954 - no show, electrician's strike

    "In February 1954 there was a funfair at Olympia, the halls in which Crufts was due to be held. The electricians went on strike, and the electrically powered rides could not be removed to set up Crufts, so it was cancelled. The cancellation was all over the press, and the only one to arrive for a dog show was an Irish lady with Australian Terriers who had left home before the cancellation." -- personal communication, Dr. Desiree Scott, Crufts Historian



  • 1953 - Ch. Herewithem Royal Flush (imported brom the USA), Best of Breed (Pointer) ...


  • 1952 - Ch. Pennine Paladin, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...


  • 1951 - Ch. Pennine Professor, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...


  • 1950 - Dimas Thundershower Sh. Ch. Dimas Thundershower (bitch)

    "Melville Christie owned "Ch. Dimas Thundershower", winner of ten C.C.s and Best of Breed at Crufts in 1950." -- Edmundson and Robertshaw, 1978, The Pointer



  • 1949 - no show


  • 1948 - Sh. Ch. Stylish Squadron Leader, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...


  • 1947 - no show
  • 1946 - no show
  • 1945 - no show
  • 1944 - no show
  • 1943 - no show
  • 1942 - no show
  • 1941 - no show
  • 1940 - no show


  • 1939 - Ch. Stylish Myrrh, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...


  • 1938 - Lune Black and White, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    1938 - (bitch CC: Maesydd Mona) ...


  • 1937 - Ch. Tiverton Falcon, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...


  • 1936 - Sh. Ch. Maesydd Mona, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    1936 - (dog CC: Stylish Cargo) ...


  • 1935 - Stainton Startler Ch. Stainton Startler, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...
    1935 - Pennine Prima Donna Sh. Ch. Pennine Prima Donna, Winner of Best in Show having won two variety classes, not entered in the breed classes ...


  • 1934 - Sh. Ch. Stylish Monnigold, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...


  • 1933 - Pennine Prima Donna Sh. Ch. Pennine Prima Donna, Best of Breed (Pointer) ...


  • 1932 - Ch. Flagon of Ardagh, Best Pointer dog ..
    1932 - Sh. Ch. Maesydd Model, Best Pointer bitch ...


  • 1931 - Nancolleth Markable Ch. Nancolleth Markable, Best Pointer dog, Reserve Best in Show, (Westminster BIS in 1932) ...
    1931 - Ch. Primrose O'Kilner, Best Pointer bitch ...

    "The peak performances of Markable's career in Britain were at Cruft's and Manchester in 1931, for at Cruft's he not only won all he could in his own classes, but on the second day he won the Great International Open Class against all breeds, and was reserve for the best dog or bitch in the show." [Lola Macdonald Daly, "The Pointer as a Showdog"]

    "He was never beaten by another Pointer, his best win being at Crufts in 1931 when he won reserve best in show, all breeds, followed by best in show, all breeds at Manchester Championship Show." [C. Robertshaw, 2000, "Pointers Past & Present"]



  • 1930 - Ch. Mark of Crombie, Best Pointer dog ...
    1930 - Sh. Ch. Stainton Society, Best Pointer bitch ...


  • 1929 - Sh. Ch. Stainton Spruce, Best Pointer dog ...
    1929 - Sh. Ch. Stainton Society, Best Pointer bitch ...


  • 1928 - Sh. Ch. Stainton Spruce, Best Pointer dog and Reserve Best in Show ... (first appearance of Cruft's BIS award)
    1928 - Our Fancy, Best Pointer bitch ...


  • 1927 - Stylish Mac, Best Pointer dog ...
    1927 - Sh. Ch. Stainton Special Quality, Best Pointer bitch ...


  • 1926 - Ch. Nancolleth Mark, Best Pointer dog ...
    1926 - Sh. Ch. Mallwyd Mischief, Best Pointer bitch ...

    Cruft's show, with its ample provision for the young idea, has seen the first steps to greatness of many Pointer notabilities, and that of 1926 was a particularly far-reaching event, inasmuch as among the young stock judged by Mr. Tom Steadman that day were "Ferndale Faro" (which won the puppy class, and which appears in the lineage of so may of the present-day dogs through either his son, "Marlais Marksman", or is daughter, "Ch. Slades Sylvia"); "Nancolleth Mark", which went through five classes to win his first C.C.; and "Stylish Mac", which was to make his mark as a sire in this country, with "Stylish Monniegold" the most famous of his progeny, and afterwards to influence the breed considerably in the States through the 'Herewithem' line of Mr. R.F. Maloney. Mr. Gothard won the bitch certificate on that occasion with a sister to "Mallwyd Mick" in "Mallwyd Mischief". -- Daly, The Pointer as a Showdog



  • 1925 - His Majesty Sh. Ch. His Majesty, Best Pointer dog ...
    1925 - Sh. Ch. Ferndale Fay, Best Pointer bitch ...


  • 1924 - Lune Prince Sh. Ch. Lune Prince, Best Pointer dog ...
    1924 - Sh. Ch. Ferndale Fay, Best Pointer bitch ...


  • 1923 - Lunesdale Snowflake, Best Pointer dog ...
    1923 - Ch. Trewithen Mustn't, Best Pointer bitch ...


  • 1922 - Greenscoe David, Best Pointer dog ...
    1922 - Sh. Ch. Ferndale Fay, Best Pointer bitch ...


  • 1921 - Lookout, Best Pointer dog ...
    1921 - Penwortham Dolly, Best Pointer bitch ...


    World War I:
    "When the First World War started in 1914 everything went on as normal, but as the German submarines sank ships bringing in food things started to get tougher. It became illegal to give dogs food fit for human consumption. Mrs. Pacey (later a Crufts BIS judge) of the Wolvey West Highland White Terriers was convicted of giving left over rice pudding to a dog. There was no 1918 show, indeed Crufts did not start up again until 1921. It was as if they were all guilty that shows had been held until 1917. The Kennel Club brought in rules about breeding during the later war years, making dogs born then ineligible for exhibition, though they could be bred from." -- personal communication, Dr. Desiree Scott, Crufts Historian



  • 1920 - no show
  • 1919 - no show
  • 1918 - no show


  • 1917 - Mallwyd Morris, Best Pointer dog ...
    1917 - Sh. Ch. Mallwyd Cara, Best Pointer bitch ...


  • 1916 - Challan Dan, Best Pointer dog ...
    1916 - Mallwyd Pop, Best Pointer bitch ...


  • 1915 - Sh. Ch. Templar, Best Pointer dog ...
    1915 - Ferndale Frolic, Best Pointer bitch ...


  • 1914 - Stylish Banker, Best Pointer dog ...
    1914 - Ferndale Fling, Best Pointer bitch ...


  • 1913 - Ch. Steady Tom, Best Pointer dog ...
    1913 - Ferndale Liza, Best Pointer bitch ...


  • 1912 - Lunesdale George Ch. Lunesdale George, Best Pointer dog ...
    1912 - Ch. Rumney Refrain, Best Pointer bitch ...


  • 1911 - Lunesdale Wagg Ch. Lunesdale Wagg, Best Pointer dog ...
    1911 - Ch. Mallwyd Polly, Best Pointer bitch ...


  • 1910 - Lunesdale Wagg Ch. Lunesdale Wagg, Best Pointer dog ...
    1910 - Wetheral Psyche, Best Pointer bitch ...


  • 1909 - Lunesdale George Ch. Lunesdale George, Best Pointer dog ...
    1909 - Ch. Special Quality, Best Pointer bitch ...


  • 1908 - Ch. Lune Monarch, Best pointer dog ...
    1908 - Mallwyd Mabel, Best pointer bitch ...


  • 1907 - Lunesdale Wagg Ch. Lunesdale Wagg, Best Pointer dog ...
    1907 - Melksham Success, Best Pointer bitch ...


  • 1906 - Lunesdale George Ch. Lunesdale George, Best Pointer dog ...
    1906 - Halberton Anne, Best Pointer bitch ...


  • 1905 - Lunesdale Wagg Ch. Lunesdale Wagg, Best Pointer dog ...
    1905 - Coronation Ch. Coronation, Best Pointer bitch ...


  • 1904 - Lunesdale Wagg Ch. Lunesdale Wagg, Best Pointer dog ...
    1904 - Coronation Ch. Coronation, Best Pointer bitch ...


  • 1903 - Ch. Sandbank, Best Pointer dog ...
    1903 - Sandford Flame, Best Pointer bitch ...


  • 1902 - Lurgan Loyalty Ch. Lurgan Loyalty, Best Pointer dog ...
    1902 - Ch. Princess May, Best Pointer bitch ...


  • 1901 - Lurgan Loyalty Ch. Lurgan Loyalty, Best Pointer dog ...
    1901 - Ch. Princess May, Best Pointer bitch ...


  • 1900 - Faskally Bragg Ch. and Field Trial Ch. Faskally Bragg, Best Pointer dog ...
    1900 - Heather Beauty, Best Pointer bitch ...


  • 1899 - Ch. Devonshire Dan, Best Pointer Dog ...
    1899 - Jessie of Budhill, Best Pointer bitch ...

    "The annual show organized by Mr. C. Cruft, at the Agricultural Hall, was an undouted success this year. No fewer than 611 classes were provided in the schedule, and 664 prizes. The entries in the show -- the ____ (unreadable) presented by Mr. Cruft -- numbered 3,433, which included about 1,900 dogs, as most of them were entered in more than one class. ..." [The Graphic, February 1899]
    NOTE: reading an very unlegible scan of The Graphic so the numbers may not be correct.



  • 1898 - Ch. Devonshire Dan, First in the Open Dog Class for Pointers ...
    1898 - Heather Rip, First in the Open Bitch Class for Pointers ...


  • 1897 - Aldin Fluke Ch. Aldin Fluke, First in the Open Dog Class for Pointers ...
    1897 - Jessie of Budhill, First in the Open Bitch Class for Pointers ...


  • 1896 - Aldin Fluke Ch. Aldin Fluke, First in the Open Dog Class for Pointers ...
    1896 - Ch. Belle Chance, First in the Open Bitch Class for Pointers ...


  • 1895 - Aldin Fluke Ch. Aldin Fluke, First in the Open Dog Class for Pointers ...
    1895 - Ch. Belle Chance, First in the Open Bitch Class for Pointers ...


  • 1894 - Sandford Bang Sandford Bang, First in the Open Dog Class for Pointers ...
    1894 - Ch. Heather Bee, First in the Open Bitch Class for Pointers ...


  • 1893 - Saddleback Ch. Saddleback, Best of Breed (Pointer)


  • 1892 - Molton Brake, First in the Open Dog Class for Pointers over 55 pounds in weight ...
    1892 - Ch. Molton Belle, First in the Open Bitch Class for Pointers over 50 pounds in weight ...
    1892 - Devonshire Nero, First in the Open Dog Class for Pointers under 55 pounds in weight ...
    1892 - Devonshire Lady, First in the Open Bitch Class for Pointers under 50 pounds in weight ...


  • 1891 - Ch. Banker, First in the Dog Challenge Class for Pointers ...
    1891 - Treacle, First in the Bitch Challenge Class for Pointers ...



References:
Crufts Official Historian, 2012, 2013, Dr. Desiree Scott, personal communication
Crufts Kennel Club website, 2000, 2002
Crufts website (crufts.fossedata.co.uk), 2011
Pointers UK website, 2002
Lola Macdonald Daly, The Pointer as a Show Dog
Cicely A. Robertshaw, 2000, Pointers Past & Present

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