Crufts Semi-Finals 2018

Every year there are ten special premier HTM shows, these show host special  HTM and FS Advanced classes  called the Crufts - semi final qualifiers. At these shows the top two handlers  in each division who have not previously qualified - are eligible compete in the semi final competition in 2018.

Rugby Dog Club

There was a Fantastic Crufts Heelwork to Music and Freestyle semi final hosted by Rugby dog club at the Connexion sports centre in Ryton on Dunsmore - This is a return to where the sport held its very first show in the 1996 and a welcome return it was, the venue has been completely refurbished with new flooring and decor.

There were two exciting competitions . Below are the lucky ones who won their magic ticket to Crufts the greatest dog show in the world.

Congratulations to them all!


Freestyle Competitors

  • Cathy Bates
  • Helen Denis
  • Lucy Creek
  • Kim Lyddon
  • Lesley Neville
  • Kath Hardman
  • Lucy Heath
  • Kay Laurence
  • Cathy Chambers
  • Emma Pirrie

Rugby2018 2

Heelwork to Music Competitors

  • Michelle Dodson
  • Lucy Creek
  • Caroline Garrett
  • Lucy Heath
  • Irene Walsh
  • Lesley Neville
  • Pamela Sullivan
  • Carol Dodson
  • Cathy Bates
  • Louise Ince

Crufts HTM and Freestyle 2017 Winners

The winners of the Crufts HTM and Freestyle 2017 competition Caroline Garret and Lucy Creek automatically qualified for the 2018 semi-finals in January 2018.

  • Crufts Heelwork to Music Winner: Caroline Garrett with Wildsea Phoenix of Fire, Border Collie
  • Crufts Freestyle Winner: Lucy Creek with Harriot Skiffle King, Border Collie


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